Chicony 1.3 inregrated webcam - HELP!

by saibhir - 11/24/07 4:45 PM

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite Pro P200
OS: Windows Vista Business

This built-in Chicony webcam is slowly driving me demented.

Sometimes it works (not since last week though). Usually I get a message saying it is locked by another application - or it doesn't exist. Now I can't even view friends' webcams.

The cam opens on my screen and looks perfect but no one can see me! When I try to view a friends' cam, I am told that it's not connected.

Now I checked my Device manager and it's not even installed anymore - just gone! I did download the recommended driver from Toshiba Europe (camsoft-2007081.......), unzipped it, ran it, rebooted but seemingly my notebook cannot detect the webcam - even though it flashes a blue light!

Please . . . take me out of my misery SOMEONE!

Thank you, merci, gratias, go raibh mle, etc., etc.