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Webcam not working, Input device not showing in device manager

Q: Webcam not working, Input device not showing in device manager

Hello, i have an Inspiron 17R, the webcam used to work but now it does not!
Showing not found
Going into the device manager the imput device tag is not there.
Thanks in advance

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I've just upgraded my 6 year old computer from Win XP to Win 7.

In Device Manager, there is an item with a yellow caution under Other Devices called "PCI Input Device". The Device Properties indicates Code 28. I searched both the Internet and the computer but couldn't find a driver.

I ran Belarc Advisor and didn't see any hardware errors.

There doesn't seem to be any more specific clues regarding the component causing this error and there also doesn't seem to be any hardware that isn't working. (at least not that I have found)

Can anyone point me in the right direction to fix this problem?

A:PCI Input Device - Code 28 in Device Manager

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Go to the Unknown Device in the Device Manager .. Select it then Right click on it and select property's then select Details and Post back the hardware's id it will be PCI some thing ...

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Wasn't clear to me which one was correct.

I have the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. One of its features is onboard Bluetooth.

I have it enabled in BIOS. I flashed my BIOS to the latest version, I updated my chipset to the latest driver. I installed the latest Bluetooth driver. I started Bluetooth Support Service in Windows Services.

I've tried disabling Bluetooth in BIOS then enabling it.

I have never once seen anything in my computer that hinted at Bluetooth whatsoever. No Bluetooth Radios in Device Manager or anything Bluetooth related.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme

I have never tried to use it so I don't know if it ever worked before, but I have no system restore points set anyway, so that test isn't viable.

A:Bluetooth not working or showing up in Device Manager

It looks like a lot of people are having this problem with that motherboard.

One solution was to remove and reconnect the Bluetooth dongle from the motherboard port after installing the driver (yes it is removable, but it clips into the port).

Another was to make sure that the Bluetooth service was enabled in Windows.

Another solution that worked was posted by Necrosan over at ROG:"You need to install AI Suite II - specifically the Mobilink component - on your PC. (You can obtain the most recent version from the R4E ASUS website.)
Turn on bluetooth, pair the phone, open RC bluetooth, hit menu->devices. Choose previously paired device.
At this point it should "just work" if you are about 1-3 feet away from your computer. Any more distance than that and you likely will experience issues. (Yes, the range really does suck this bad.)

I just tested these exact instructions and they worked fine. Feel free to ask any follow up questions.
Enjoy. "
But I think that last one was only if it shows up in Device Manager but does not connect. Can't be sure.

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The inbuilt HD webcam of my ProBook 450 G0 stopped working few days ago. Now on running the camera app, it shows camera not connected. In the device manager I have tried updating the driver software but it says the driver is up to date. Under device status in properties it reads "Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer."My laptop runs Windows 8.1. I have not installed any new major software or hardware recently.I have urgent need of the webcam.

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I have a PS/2 mouse plugged in my PC. In windows XP SP2 and SP3 the mouse was not working even not showing in the device manager. I tried swapping the keyboard port with mouse port still mouse not working but the keyboard works perfectly in either of the ports.
When i checked mouse details in control panel -> Mouse -> Hardware tab, no details are there. No effect when cliked (using keyboard) Troubleshoot or Properties button.
When i tried the same mouse in the same PC with Ubuntu live CD it works perfectly.
Even tried with a new mouse the same problem in XP SP2 and SP3 but works in ubuntu.

PC Details :
P3 1.8 GHZ
768 MB Ram
Intel 845PESV motherboard
OS XP SP2 and SP3 (Dual Boot)

Please help me to solve the issue.

Thanks in advance..!
Sankaranand D
[email protected]

A:[SOLVED] PS/2 Mouse not working and not showing in Device manager

Seems to be a simple IRQ conflict problem. Restore the default setting in BIOS. Now mouse working fine.

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I have just re-installed Vista on my Laptop, but now it is not seeing the DVD/CD drive. Well, its not in Device Manager.

I can eject the drive so its not a power issue and i can put a DVD/CD in and the light will show for a few seconds then die.

It is showing in the BIOS (i just installed a new system from it) plus i have just put the Vista disk in and booted again, and it picked it up ready to install a new system again.

I had this last year, but solved it in the registry by removing the Upper & Loower filters, but there are none showing.

I have looked in a few Forums and tried a few things now, but no good.

Can anyone please help, its driving me crazy

A:Solved: DVD / CD drive not showing in Device Manager or working

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Hi, I've been trying to figure out how to fix this for about two days now.

I've uninstalled everything AMD/ATI (multiple times) and tried to reinstall my graphics driver using AMD Catalyst. It always says that my computer "does not contain a proper graphics adapter." I've used Driver Sweeper to get rid of remnants, I'm in safemode right now because suddenly I couldn't get into normal mode (where I'd only be able to use VGA, everything for my adapter was put as "unavailable" when I checked under advanced for display properties). After the startup screen it went black but I could still see my cursor and move it around, it might of worked if I waited a bit longer but the length seemed odd so I rebooted into safemode.

At first I couldn't even get into normal mode, it would just be black + without cursor until I uninstalled my driver from device manager, but now I can't get the display adapters to show up again.

I've read a couple things about bios and something called pci but I'm not sure how either of those work (or what they are)? I'm not super great at computers.


A:Display Adapter not showing up under device manager/AMD not working +

Hi there ... Welcome to Seven Forums .. You have switchable Graphics ... Try downloading the Drivers from the Lenovo Website ...

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In Win7 I'd do Device Manager > Imaging Devices > USB 2.0 PC Camera to find my USB WebCam and activate it and de-activate the monitor's built-in camera.

But in Win10 Device Manager has no listing for Imaging Devices.
Where in Win10 can I enable and disable webcams?

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Please help me. my touchpad for my Lenovo Z50 is not working. Tried to go settings/Devices/ but the Touchpad option is not showing. 

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It started a while when i booted up my laptop, when i was going to update my driver the GeForce Experience app said 'There is no graphic card installed' and then i searched for it in the Device Manager it didn't show up. I tried downloading the driver but it said 'There is no graphic card compatible with the driver.' What should i do?

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Recently bought machine. Windows  10. Camera was working just fine. Been through all the steps the phone support folks are telling me. Now they say do a Factory reset (One-Step Recover).  No guarantee this will work. If not, will have to be without machine for 10 days to repair in Germany - SO frustrating..... Is there no other way? SUCH A PAIN!! Thanks,SBV

A:Webcam for IDEAPAD 710S stopped working and can no longer be detected in DEVICE MANAGER

Hello, I have got the same issue.;Also, when I launch Windows 10 default Camera app, I have an error code: 0xA00F4271(0x80070001).  Any suggestions ? 

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Lenovo Thinkpad T510i

The intergrated webcam used to work. Iīve tried updating the driver from the Lenovo site and also physically removed the screen bezel to confirm the plug/jack hadnīt come loose, it hadnīt. I also checked in the BIOS/security/I/O but couldnīt find an option for enabling/disabling the intergrated camera.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, Iīve spent all day trying to solve this!!!


A:Intergrated Camera not working - Imaging Devices not showing in Device Manager

Product ID: 4313 CTO

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Hello there. I have an HP dv9700 notebook, which about an year ago began having serious screen problems. It went black and nothing made it come back, even though Windows still booted (sounds came up and everything).

After almost an year repairing, and 3 Intel motherboards later, the technician found out the problem was on the dedicated graphics card memory, and put an AMD motherboard on my notebook which didn't have dedicated graphics memory anymore.

So now my notebook is recognized by HP automatic product detection as a dv9010us one. Plus, my graphics card is now shown as a GeForce Go 6150 (I bought it as a GeForce 6800 GS).

Since then the PC has been working flawlessly, except for now. Last night I was using the notebook, turned it off and went to sleep. Now I turned it on once again it simply can't detect the wireless device. It's like it doesn't exists!

I never changed the position of the notebook or anything to say the card moved or something internally. I check the Device Manager and there's no sign of the 802.11 adapter. It only shows the local ethernet adapter (wired connection working flawlessly as I'm writing right now from it) and bluetooth adapter. And yes, the light on the wireless switch on my notebook is blue (which means turned on). I tried putting it to off (orange) and then on again (blue), but it doesn't works. All that happens is that windows "disconnected" sound (like when you remove an USB device) when I turn it off.

I have tried ... Read more

A:Wireless device not showing on Device Manager

Weird one. Could u try a system restore to a previous good working state? Given all that you've done -- correctly -- I wonder if the internal wireless card is simply kaput? Could you perhaps purchase a usb wireless dongle such as:

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Replaced the wireless nic in a presario v6000 running windows 7. Cannot see device in device manager. External wireless adapter works but would really like the internal card to function. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Device not showing in Device manager

What are the steps you took to perform the installation? Did you install drivers? Is it enabled in BIOS?

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My 7270 latitude touch screen stopped working shortly after first use (after win update worked again but for a short time).
All drivers are up to date.
In device manager a USB device shows as unknown (yellow warning triangle), otherwise there are no indications to the source of the problem.  There is no other touch screen device showing in device manager. 
How do I perminently solve this?

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I recently put together a new computer, and in the process of of installing the USB 3.0 connector from the front of my GX500 case, I either bent numerous pins on the motherboard USB 3.0 header or the motherboard shipped that way and I inadvertently made matters worse. Anyway, that header on the motherboard is without a doubt unusable.
Since I don't really need the USB 3.0 functionality, I bought a USB 3.0 -> 2.0 adapter cable, connected one end to the connector on the front of the case and the other end into the USB 2.0/1.1 header on the motherboard. Unfortunately, when Windows 7 boots and I plug a device into the front ports of the case, Windows detects the front USB ports as "Unknown Device" within Device Manager yet says the driver is successfully installed. I've already downloaded the most current Intel chipset drivers for my motherboard, deleted and reinstalled all USB drivers, and all rear USB connections are working perfectly fine - it's just the two front ports that are connected from the case to the USB 2.0/1.1 ports via the adapter cable.  I've tried both USB 2.0/1.1 headers on the motherboard, and I've tried plugging in several devices to the front USB ports, and this problem still persists.
I've ensured the connection inside the case is solid, yet I cannot get Windows to recognize the front USB ports.  However, I have confirmed that power is being sent to the front ports because it charges my phone when I connect it to the front USB ports via m... Read more

A:Front USB Ports not Working - "Unknown Device" in Device Manager

If your motherboard has a 1x pcie slot you can get a card like this...
Some motherboards it's a tight fit because of the video card taking up space. In that case you can relocate the above card with this...

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Hello 8-Community:
Yesterday i've purchased my new laptop of HP-ENVY M6... The laptop is really very good and working fine..
I attached the wireless bluetooth mouse to it and plugged in the bluetooth of Wireless mouse. But Windows 8.1 is not detecting the bluetooth and showing Yellow symbol on USB Input Device.
The same mouse is working perfect on another laptop of ACCER having windows 8.1 and also on another lapotop of HP having windows 7...

Mouse is working perfect and fine. It is of some local company may be china.. But i don't konw why this New lapotop is not detecting it on any of its USB slot...
For Further assistance i am providing the Hardware ID's as well.. Please provide me with the appropriate driver for it so that i can use it ..
Hardware id's :
Thank you so much..

A:USB Input Device (Showing Yellow sign)

Human Interface Hardware Manufacturer : Xenta? (USB\VID_1D57)Device ID : USB Input (USB\VID_1D57&PID_0016)This Xenta? Human Interface Device Has The Following Hardware ID Numbers.Download Free Xenta USB Input Windows? Human Interface Drivers | USB\VID_1D57&PID_001F | ez93.com

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Hey everyone,

I recently did a clean install of Windows XP on a relatively old PC. It was working fine for a week, but suddenly a few days ago I was not able to start up normally (the beginning couple startup screens had odd stippling and the text were offset slightly-kind of hard to explain exactly what it looked like). When it got to the Windows loading screen, it would hiccup for a second, a fan in my case (the video card fan I think) would rev up, and then the screen would go black, at which point the message INPUT SIGNAL OUT OF RANGE would show up and I would be forced to restart.

I can start the computer fine in safemode, though I cannot change any monitor settings (can't change resolution) and when I go to settings -> advanced -> monitor the "properties" option there is grayed out and it says Default Monitor and for the refresh rate I can only choose Use hardware default setting.

I then checked the device manager only to find that there was no monitor tab there. I sense for whatever reason that it's just not detecting my monitor, and that's what is causing the problem. I've installed the latest video drivers as well as motherboard drivers (I believe).

My motherboard is a GA-965-DS3 rev. 1.0
My graphics card is an MSI GeForce 8800 GTS 512mb
My monitor is a Hanns-G HW191D

Any help will be very much appreciated! Using only safemode is a pain.

A:Input Signal Out of Range / No monitor in device manager

ga-965p-ds3 a relatively old pc? :) ya, i guess it is, about 3 yrs old now?

anyway, try unplugging the graphics card from it's slot and then re-install it. if that doesn't help your graphics card might be faulty. do you have another one to try?

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I need help with enabling the webcam under Device Manager. The webcam icon suddenly went inactive under the Device Manager.
Many thanks

A:Webcam disabled in Device Manager

Install the webcam driver you can found the driver from either from laptop or webcam manufacturer website.

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When I first got my Compal JFL92 4 years ago the webcam worked perfectly. About a year later I was attempting to use MSN Messenger and I was told I did not have a webcam installed, I looked in the Device Manager and I did not see it listed there at all.
Several months ago I was having BSOD's which was caused by the webcam driver I had at the time, I fixed it by deleting the driver file.
Some research on the internet suggested using a program called Device Doctor. After installing the program detected the webcam and I installed a driver for it, still nowhere to be found.
Windows Vista sp2 installed

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Webcam doesn't Appear in Device Manager

On an HP laptop I had used, the web cam wouldn't work until a program that used the web cam was installed.

Which program have you installed that uses the web cam?

Said program was not like Device Doctor.

I learned this by reading the support manual.


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Installed win7 pro 64. Dont see in built webcam listed in device manager.

A:Webcam not listed in device manager

Hi: It's not listed under Imaging Devices? I think that is where is should go. See if installing this software gets the webcam to work... This package contains the CyberLink YouCam Software for the supported notebook models and operating systems. CyberLink YouCam is a webcam application that enables users to capture images and video from a web camera and apply visual effects to captured images and video. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71830.exe

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So, my webcam works fine, except for the built in microphone. It is a Logitech 'Quickcam for Notebooks Pro' which is a bit outdated. I looked for the most up-to-date software but I guess they don't have drivers specifically tailored to handle Windows 7.

Anyways, my webcam mic shows up in the device manager and is not disabled, but for some reason, it doesn't show up anywhere else, most importantly in the sound settings, under recording devices. What is the issue here? Thanks in advance for any help

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yesterday i uninstalled the webcam driver via device manager and i installed dell webcam central.but now dell webcam central is showing "please plugin a supported device".and the device manager does not detect my webcam(it dosent even have the colum imaging devices) ,and face recognition is saying ,"unable to process biometric data please check camera"
my laptop details:M11x R2 Specs & Latest News | Alienware | The Verge please help me

A:device manager is not detecting my webcam

Webcam Central is the software, you will still need the driver for the webcam. is this a USB camera? When you plug it in you should be prompted in the notification area of a hardware change and have the option to install the driver.

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(Please tell me if I'm in the wrong area of this board)

But a friend living hundreds of miles away uses XP and ran an "unasked for" Pop-Up utility that said he had computer problems because of malware or spyware some unnamed entity had installed on his computer. Unfortunately he doesn't remember the name of the "so called spyware detector/remover", but he fell for the "Warning" and ran the program to "check" his system.

Of course, as most those unrequested detect/remover programs do...it found many "so called serious" problems. But would Not "fix/clean them" unless he payed for the program.

From THAT point on, his CD-ROM wouldn't work(which it had dependably always before)....the Device Manager that it "is there" and what make/model it is....and also says that it is enabled and working properly(but it isn't working, as before). And the Icon disappeared from from the My Computer folder. I guess that program somehow did something to it, in order to force people to pay for the program to "fix it" and othe so-called problems!

Has anybody ever heard of this?
Can you help me get his CD-ROM accessable and working dependably as before? Please??


A:CD-ROM shows "This device is working properly" in Device Manager, but doesn't or show

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3831 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 701586 MB;
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
My system is an HP All-in-One TouchSmart with a built in webcam. Skype cannot open it. The Device Manager does not list it as Imaging Device. Windows lists Code 43 as the reason for it being prevented to open. The driver is updated and checks out.I have no idea what to do. Help will be most welcome.

A:Built in webcam not recognized by device manager

Check this out, maybe it can help


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Model: M1W82UA#ABAhttp://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04952229.pdf The webcam *hardware* is missing from Device Manager. Youcam? doesn't see it installedWindows 10 Camera App doesn't see it installed Showed up under hidden items in Device Manager, however said it wasn't plugged in.  To verify this, I removed the driver from Device Manager, and tried to detect hardware changes.  It didn't detect the webcam. Verified that there was no option to enable/disable webcam in BIOSPerformed BIOS update Booted into safe mode, tried to detect hidden devices/drivers - nothing listed. Downloaded and ran http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_151697_1#tab-history Webcam still doesn't show in Device Manger.  Verified that both Windows Update and HP Support Assistant show laptop is current on all software updates I'm at the point where I am tempted to find the technicians hardware guide for this laptop to dissassemble and verify that the webcam is actually plugged in. Laptop has 1y8m left on warranty

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I just bought a Logitech webcam and when I installed it and tried to use it, it kept telling me that it was in use by another program. I logged onto my Yahoo messenger to see if it would work there and it did, briefly, then I got a white screen. It worked with my Windows scanner and camera wizard too, but it will not come up when I open the Logitech control panel for it. I went into the troubleshooting section of the help menu and it had me go into my device manager to see if there were other imaging devices installed. There weren't any that I could find but I did see that 6 of the devices under my sound, video and game controllers had a yellow exclamation point error next to them. Here are the devices showing errors and it is all the same error.

Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer
Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy
Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

It reccomends that I uninstall them and reinstall them but I am not sure where to find the programs because I do not have any of the discs or anything that these may have come on. I bought the PC as is.

Can anyone help me with this? I would really love to get this stupid webcam working and fix these errors.

A:Webcam issues and errors in my device manager

Hi arianaetain, and welcome to TSF.

First of all, maybe you should visit Windows update. Click >>> all programs >>> Windows Update. Download and install all high priority updates, then you will probably have to restart your computer.

Go back to device manager and see if the yellow question marks are still there. If they are, go back to Windows update and after it has checked to see if any updates are available for your machine, look in the pane on the left, you should see something like "software updates, (optional)", select them and click review and install updates. You will very likely find the driver updates you require there.

Please post back and let me know if this solved your problem.

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Hi, so my integrated webcam isn't showing up and I'm trying to confirm whether it's died or not. I know the first step is to go to the manufacture's website, but as an Asus user I wasn't able to find anything to help me solve this problem asides from this model knowledge base.

Here's my Device Manager Data link below (first time using mediafire so let me know if it works)

Model info:
Windows 7 x64

Thanks so much!

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i have looked through the forums for some time and i cant find any thing that will fix my built-in webcam.i have tried to find the driver for it but it wont show up and i have had the cmd (admin) run a dignostic on the whole computer and still nothing. 

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My girlfriend recently found out that her laptop was supposed to be a touchscreen device, but has not been able to use the functionality. I went thru a few troubleshooting steps to try and potentially fix the problem but the touchscreen doesn't even show up on the Device Manager under HID. I have been trying to find some potential drivers for the touchscreen for this device but I have not had any luck. Are there any drivers? Could the screen have been replaced with a non touch one and windows is recognizing it and doesn't even allow for the drivers to be used? TIA

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I recently cleaned the registry, deleted some AOL components, and updated from AVG 7.5 to AVG 8.5 then noticed I could not get on the Internet. When I opened the Device Manager, nothing was showing in the list. How do I bring it back!?!

A:nothing showing in Device Manager

Try this:


edit: if that doesn't fix it, do this;


edit again: and if you use Norton;


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Trying to install RX460 red dragon in to my sons HP 500-336 pc Has the Memphis-S  mother boardCard will not show up in device manager and can not load driversHave disabled secure boot and enabled legacy in bios turned off the onboard videoNew 500 watt power supplyAny help would be great Thanks

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I have a new x220, it's 3 weeks old.  No microphones or audio input devices of any kind are being recognized in both the device manager, the sound settings and on skype. Not only is there suppoes to be a built in microphone in the model, but the headphone jack also works as a headset and I have tried plugging in my iphone style headset with microphone with no luck. There simply aren't any drivers or recognition of whatever is driving the input of that microphone feed. How can I fix this so that it recognizes the onboard microphone options (both loudspeaker and headset)??

A:No Audio Input Devices - Built-in microphone not detected/not in device manager ????

Did you install windows by yourself?
In that case a dozend drivers and tools seem to be missing.
Install System Update  and execute it.
If you prefer manually install, download and install the drivers from Lenovo X220 driver matrix

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I just bought a Flex 4-1470 about two weeks ago and used the camera once and it worked well. I tried to use it again today and it was not detected by my system. I looked for it in the device manager under "Imaging Devices" but that section didn't exist. I eventually found it by enabling hidden devices and the icon was greyed out and the device Lenovo EasyCam was reported as disconnected, Code 45. I updated the drivers, reinstalled EasyCam, and tried every solution that I could think of or find to no avail. I eventually uninstalled the device thinking that perhaps the device was improperly installed and it disappeared entirely. Now it doesn't appear in the Device Manager at all, even under hidden devices. The option for camera settings doesn't even appear in Lenovo Settings. The best I can figure is that it is internally disconnected which would be absurd since I've only had this laptop for 2 weeks. Are there any solutions that I could have possibly overlooked, short of disassembling the laptop and reconnecting some possibly disconnected cables?

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCW11S1E/T with a built in motion-eye webcam, with windows XP.

I uninstalled the arcsoft software that came with the laptop in error last week, however now my webcam cannot be detected. In device manager no image devices are listed however there is an 'unknown' under USB (usb/vid)- I have disabled and re-enabled but I still get an error message when I reboot - a USB has malfunctioned: no drivers installed. I tried to install camera drivers from the Sony website, however on trying to install a message pops up advising that 'no camera is detected' and the driver installation is cancelled.

I've also reinstalled the arcsoft software however it can't detect a camera.

System restore is not an option as I discovered it wasn't switched on so I can only restore from today. Is a restore to factory settings the only option and would it work? It seems I have uninstalled the drivers and now the camera has malfunctioned and the system doesn't recognise it so it can't connect to a new driver.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

A:Sony Vaio - webcam not detected, not in device manager

I would try using the restore-to-factory-defaults feature.

Appears to be a netbook with no other means reverting/repairing Windows.

The driver for the internal webcam...may have been included with the software you apparently uninstalled.



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Hello My computer information is as follows:

Gateway NV53 Laptop
Ram 4gb
Window 7
CPU: AMD anthelon II dual core processor

The issue that my built in webcam is not recognized by any application including device manager
THe last time i took a picture with the camera was 4/30. So i don't think i can restore all the way back then. I noticed the problem when Skype said it couldn't find the webcam.

A:Device Manager and Skype does not recongnize Built-in webcam.

Hi there ... I would try downloading Hardware Vendor Detection .. From the Link below .. There are two Webcam Applications ... I do not know which one is needed .. You might find that Information in the Users Guide which is also in the Link ... You can also use Gateway Recovery Management to Re-Install the Driver

Gateway Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / NV Series / NV53

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I have a Sony Vaio VPCW11S1E/T with a built in motion-eye webcam, with windows XP.

I uninstalled the arcsoft software that came with the laptop in error last week, however now my webcam cannot be detected. In device manager no image devices are listed however there is an 'unknown' under USB (usb/vid)- I have disabled and re-enabled but I still get an error message when I reboot - a USB has malfunctioned: no drivers installed. I tried to install camera drivers from the Sony website, however on trying to install a message pops up advising that 'no camera is detected' and the driver installation is cancelled.

I've also reinstalled the arcsoft software however it can't detect a camera.

System restore is not an option as I discovered it wasn't switched on so I can only restore from today. Is a restore to factory settings the only option and would it work? It seems I have uninstalled the drivers and now the camera has malfunctioned and the system doesn't recognise it so it can't connect to a new driver.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

A:Sony Vaio - webcam not detected, not in device manager

I would try using the restore-to-factory-defaults feature.

Appears to be a netbook with no other means reverting/repairing Windows.

The driver for the internal webcam...may have been included with the software you apparently uninstalled.



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I have a MSI GT70 2OD, I have not really ever used bluetooth, so im not sure how long I have had the problem.
Running Windows 8.1 and everything updated. My computer does not seem to realize that it has bluetooth. The computer has the Killer Bigfoot Doubleshot Lan/Wlan/Btooth card. When I look in device manager there is no bluetooth, and i guess therefor no option in windows to toggle on/off bluetooth.

In the details tab of task manager there is a btvstack running and if I go to my bluetooth folder location I can run bttray.exe and have that running in details tab, however the tray icon does not appear.

I have looked quite a bit to find that it seems to be quite a common problem and not specific to MSI however cannot find a clear solution.

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.

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Monitor not showing up in device manager? It has just been recognised as a default - in display properties.

can't find anywhere to try and update drivers - I have the drivers ready and waiting.

Any suggestions?

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Two of the four USB ports in my motherboard were not working properly. After plugging in any USB device it would recognize something was there, try to find a driver for it, but fail at doing so. These are plug and play devices I had never had problems with before. The device manager said the SM bus was not installed properly. I reinstalled the chipset driver and that fixed one of the USB ports; however, one is still not working. When I plug in any USB Device there is no audible ding, no "this device is not recognized" pop-up, and it isn't even showing up as 'unknown device' in the Device Manager. I'm not sure what could be wrong.

USB devices attempted:
1x Wired Mouse,
3x USB thumb drives
1x USB external hard drive

All devices are USB 2.0. The malfunctioning port is USB 2.0

My system:
Dell Inspiron 530s
Vista Home Premium x64
Motherboard Model 0RY007 (Socket 775)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model P35/G33/G31
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801IR (ICH9R)
Southbridge Revision 02

A:USB devices not showing up in Device Manager

Hello, in Device manager , have you expanded the tree on the USB controllers and seen if any are showing yellow icons indicating driver issue ?

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It has just been recognised as a default - in display properties.

can't find anywhere to try and update drivers - I have the drivers ready and waiting.

Any suggestions?


A:Monitor not showing up in device manager?

In Control Panel go to Display. On the last Tab, Settings, go to Advanced, then you will see a tab called Monitor. Click on Properties, then Driver and you will be able to view and change drivers there.

(Yes, I know you can get there from System, but for someone who's never been there, this sometimes makes more sense.)

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Hi, Recently I did reset my HP dm4 notebook to factory defaults setting and noticed that CD/DVD drive is not appearing in windows explorer "my computer". When I checked in Device Manager, there also I do not find it. When I push the eject button the drive opens though.  I ran the find and fix problems utility in control panel and the following message appeared "Problems found: Hardware changes might not have detected -- detected  !" I'd checked the registry if there are any upper/lower filter keys...there aren't any. I ran the command "sfc /scannow" in command prompt (admin) and checked again in device manager, but no luck. Does this mean my CD/DVD drive is gone OR can be fixed? if it can be fixed, how?

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I know that bluetooth is there because it shows up in the Services list and I am using a wireless mouse and a wireless keyboard. However,  Bluetooth does not show up in the Device Manager List. Yesterday I tried to install a FitBit and it told me that I don't have Bluetooth, so I was unable to install it. I know I have Bluetooth but I can't see where I can either update the driver or fix it some other way. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:bluetooth not showing up in device manager

Hi: Didn't you have to plug in a little USB thing for the wireless and keyboard to work? They don't normally run off the PC's bluetooth radio. The USB dongle is the wireless device that works with those. All PC's with Windows have Bluetooth services, whether or not the PC actually has bluetooth hardware. If you don't see a bluetooth radios icon in the device manager listing, then your PC does not have built in bluetooth networking. The easiest thing to do would be to puchase an external usb bluetooth adapter. I use this one on my HP business desktop PC and it works for what I use it for. https://www.amazon.com/Kinivo-BTD-400-Bluetooth-4-0-USB/dp/B007Q45EF4 Since your PC is a Configured to Order (CTO) model, there are no specs that indicate whether your specific build has it or not. It could have come with built in bluetooth networking on some models. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-Elite-HPE-100-Desktop-PC-series/4079700/model/412462... The only other suggestion I can offer would be to enter the product number of your PC in the part surfer website at the link below, and see what parts came with your PC.  Sometimes the part surfer will give exact info, and sometimes it will list all possible options. The product number of your PC can be found on the same sticker as the serial number. http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx

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Hi there I have a very strange thing going on here.
I have two hard drives one 1TB (which is my main hdd which I have windows 7 on) and my 500GB hard drive where my stuff is on. Now here is the strange thing, Although I can enter my C drive (via Computer) I cannot see it in disk mangement or in device Manager. Which in turn does not allow my to upgrade to a diffrent higher version of windows7 .cause the only drive that is showing is my D drive. Help would be very much accepted. Is windows 7 preventing me from making any kind of changes to my C drive?

A:hdd showing in Computer but not in device manager

You might have a permission problem with the drive :

Right click on the drive in Computer - properties - security - advanced - owner - edit - then change owner to yourself.

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