My built-in webcam isnt being detected? help?

I have a lenovo ideapad with windows vista. For whatever reason, my webcam can't be detected. I also have veriface, which is supposed to scan your eyes to log in. (I can still log in using my password) MY question is where do I go to fix this issue, do I have to re-install my webcam?

Any help would be appreciated.

4 Answers

  • Nate
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    I had this issue with my lap-top and Windows 7. The solution was to go the company's website and reinstall the most recent driver for the webcam. Since you're using lenovo ideapad, I would go to this page: (If this isn't your specific laptop, just set it to the driver for your laptop) and download the driver for your camera. Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    It may need to be manually turned on if you don't have it set to run at the start up. Not sure where that would be though. It could also be a driver issue. Look up the drivers for your laptop and reinstall the one for your webcam. Make sure to make a restore point before doing so. This will ensure that you have a way to fix the rest of your computer if it messes it up.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Some cams are known to not to be compatible with vista. I know about some driver-updates, but unfortunately vista is not mentioned what you could try is a win7-compatible driver but there is no guarantee. check for your model and related downloads at:

    greetings and good luck,


  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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