My webcam messages
Use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel.If that does not work you can use a third party uninstaller.Use the Scan for hardware changes in the Action menu to make sure Windows lists all available hardware devices.It might be that the hardware is recognized as a camera, but the right drivers are not installed.Webcam problems often simply mean there is no image to be seen, but in other cases you might actually get an error message or will not be able to select the webcam as the video source in your programs.
But don’t forget to check if you need to manually activate your webam.
One of the very first step is of course to check your webcam connection.
Most webcams use the USB port to connect to the PC, so check if your USB cable is properly plugged.
Try downloading the latest Direct X version and install it (Windows XP: Direct X 9.0c – Windows Vista: Direct X 10 – Windows 7: Direct X 11 – Windows 8: Direct X 11.2 is only available through the Windows Update function).
Lastly, if your webcam’s image is not sharp, check to see if it has a focus ring.