Windows 10: Webcam not working and camera driver seems to have disappeared

Discus and support Webcam not working and camera driver seems to have disappeared in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, I have an Acer Aspire S 13 laptop on Windows 10. I've had it since about August of 2016 and the webcam has always worked. I used it this past... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by DevonKennedy2, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. Webcam not working and camera driver seems to have disappeared


    Hi,


    I have an Acer Aspire S 13 laptop on Windows 10. I've had it since about August of 2016 and the webcam has always worked. I used it this past July.


    Then this morning I tried to use it for a video chat app and it wasn't working. It doesn't work in the Camera app or anything - I'm getting the NoCamerasAreAttached message.


    The troubleshoot page on this says to update your camera driver, but it looks like the camera driver has disappeared from Device Manager. I'm pretty sure it was there before, as a top-level option that said "camera" or "cameras". So I can't even do that.


    Can someone tell me what's going on? Is it a hardware problem?


    Here are some screengrabs to show what I'm talking about. Thanks so much for any help you can give.


    Webcam not working and camera driver seems to have disappeared aef82067-7849-4edc-b13d-c9f7869c50e1?upload=true.jpg


    Webcam not working and camera driver seems to have disappeared 04579a9a-130d-46d9-9fbf-ae55ebb66b01?upload=true.jpg

    :)
     
    DevonKennedy2, Oct 2, 2019
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  2. Naresh_K Win User

    Webcam not working

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    This issue can occur if the camera drivers are not up-to date, your anti-virus may be blocking the camera, or camera app is not installed properly. I would suggest you to follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article:
    Camera does not work in Windows 10. You can also refer to the suggestion on HP article:
    HP PCs - Webcam Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8).



    If you need any further assistance, please write back with the following information:



    1. What happens when you are trying to access Camera app?
    2. What is the exact error message you are getting?
    3. What is version of Windows 10 that is installed on your device?
    4. Are you using an external webcam? If yes, please help us with the make and model of the webcam.


    Regards,
     
    Naresh_K, Oct 2, 2019
    #2
  3. Updating Webcam Drivers

    I have an ASUS GL551JW with a built-in webcam. I am having sync issues between the audio and video when I use Camtasia 8.6. The software manufacture told me to check my webcam drivers.

    I checked the drivers and they are from 2006. They are Microsoft drivers. I contacted ASUS and they couldn't provide me any information on updated drivers, but they were able to give me the following details about my webcam:

    I have been searching online but I'm not finding anything that is helpful for obtaining updated drivers. Maybe there aren't any updated drivers, but I am hoping that they've been updated since 2006.

    I have already downloaded the Intel chipset drivers from ASUS. I am not sure if that would include the webcam drivers. That's what ASUS told me to download.

    Device Manager lists the webcam as: USB2.0 UVC HD Webcam. I am using Windows 10.

    Does anyone have any suggestions, or can someone help me find some updated drivers for this webcam?

    P.S. I am planning on buying a "real" webcam in the next couple months, but until then, I need to try to get this one working. Everything works fine on this webcam, and the video is good, it's just out of sync with any recorded audio.
     
    Kenneth R. Jones, Oct 2, 2019
    #3
  4. Webcam not working and camera driver seems to have disappeared

    Webcam not working in Windows 10 Pro on Microsoft camera app and not on Skype

    Hi,

    Since you mentioned that you already reinstalled the driver for your webcam, we suggest that you perform these troubleshooting steps to resolve your concern:


    Get back to us with the results of the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
    Kristoffer Abs, Oct 2, 2019
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