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Imaging devices in Win XP

By adnapower ·
Every imaging device I try to install on my system just locks up my pc when activated. Webcams, digital cameras when used as a webcam locks a section in the middle of my screen where if I drag something across it will leave an image. At no time do get a video image just a message saying "initialising video image"
This is driving me nuts as I have tried everything new xp drivers for both webcams and video card.
I have installed an Nvida GeForce 4200 and run Win XP Pro.
I can install the webcam (its USB) and device manager reports no conflicts. Only the failier to initialise video seems also to fail the installation of the hardware.
Can anybody help its not inconvenient just anoying.

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by don In reply to Imaging devices in Win XP

Sometimes USB acts a little differently than most any other device on a PC. Frequently you have to load the driver before you attach the USB device. If you don't they never find each other. Try uninstalling and disconnecting the webcam; restart, install the driver, (restart if told to), and connect the device. XP should then tell you it found the device and is installing drivers.

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by msmac67 In reply to Imaging devices in Win XP

Are your devices USB 2.0? If so, you may need to sownload and install the windows drivers to work with USB 2.0 on XP.

good luck

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