My In-Built Crystal Eye WebCam on Acer Aspire One NetBook stopped operatingLocked
Though it is listed in the devices, it is for some reason seen as USB device, however it is inbuilt, and no extra USB cameras were ever connected to this computer. It used to work fine on my netbook, but after a series of intrusions the Recovery Option of the whole system refused to operate, and the webcam could not be started anymore. No numerous reinstallations of official Acer drivers and Windows helped – it is now seen as MicroSoft USB device (though the actual manufacturer is Suyin or LiteOn – I’m not sure about mine), and it is said to be working properly when tested in the Disc Management options. The driver refuses to be replaced with those downloaded and rar-extracted from Acer support, and I cannot change anything about it. When trying to run the webcam the error box says that it cannot generate preview images and leads me to the pictures folder which is empty. The folder “My Pictures” is empty too as recommended by some other forums I have surfed trying to get the answer to my question.
Please, help me solve this problem.