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Since: 14.5.04
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.10
that's not completely true; I went to the Program Files folder and ran the "webcam demo" which turns on the webcam and shows a presentation involving a lot of use of the webcam.

Problem is, the webcam icon is not where it's supposed to be- right there in "My Computer" along with Drive C, D etc.
The Start Menu shortcut does nothing.

I think I might have disabled the process that runs the webcam when I was trying to fight spyware one time, problem is I have no idea what process runs the webcam and I dont want to turn them all on.

HALP?!
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Well you could waste a ton of time playing with it, or just go download the driver from the HP website and uninstall then reinstall it. That will likely restore whatever you messed up.
El Nastio
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00

- This problem happened recently? A week or two? Run our friend SYSTEM RESTORE. Start > All Programs > Acceeries > System Tools > System Restore. Use the wizard.

- If that don't work, as wmatistic said, download the HP driver.

(edited by El Nastio on 4.5.07 0129)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.71
    Originally posted by El Nastio
    Run our friend SYSTEM RESTORE

System Restore is EVIL.
Turn it off! Turn it off!
wmatistic
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by Merc
      Originally posted by El Nastio
      Run our friend SYSTEM RESTORE

    System Restore is EVIL.
    Turn it off! Turn it off!


I am so with you. Never found it useful.
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