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  1. Posts : 17
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    cant launch webcam


    hi got a toshiba s50-b-15f hd laptop, i cant launch the hd webcam...it was working fine with windows 8.1 but since ive upgraded to windows 10 home i cannot find how to start the toshiba webcam HD ?...any ideas ?...there is nothing on the toshiba website for my laptop...
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  2. Posts : 659
    10 preview 64bit
       #2

    cam


    Hi Goofy,
    what are you showing in device manager, from my screenshot mines dissabled, you might have a problem device, showing an exclamation mark.

    Roy
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails cant launch webcam-webcam.png  
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  3. Posts : 17
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Mine says "toshiba webcam HD"....when I checked the drivers or try to update drivers it says drivers are up to date.odd really cos they are dated 2006?...this is a new latest laptop...Toshiba website has nothing for Windows 10. Even if I uninstall the device and reboot laptop same drivers are installed..
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  4. Posts : 659
    10 preview 64bit
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    And now the really silly bit,
    Do/Have you tried the F? key, its F5, on my wifes Toshiba.

    Roy
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  5. Posts : 17
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    F5 doesn't do anything
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  6. Posts : 2,834
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
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    F5 on Toshiba 50-B is touchpad
    see my System Specs

    On cam mine is migrated with skype
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  7. Posts : 17
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    so no one has this problem with windows 10 after upgrading from windows 8 ?..basically i need an app to launch the webcam?
    see pic..cant launch webcam-pic.png
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  8. Posts : 2,834
    Windows 11 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #8

    Mine is set to

    cant launch webcam-cam-driver.png

    Hope that helps
    Looks like also you have an extra one on there also have check and camera is set in settings for all apps to use it
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  9. Posts : 3,468
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #9

    Hello!

    The app just enables the webcam to see it is working and take some photos. You don't need it to operate the webcam. Load Skype or whichever software you want to use the webcam in and check if it is enabled automatically. In Skype, after you sign in, go to settings, video settings and you can confirm it is working by watching the picture in the live window. If you want to take photos from the webcam, you can find third-party utilities, otherwise you shouldn't need the webcam application.
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  10. Posts : 659
    10 preview 64bit
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    What is the Unknown device, in your screenshot, it has a problem marker on it.
    And the unsigned driver edevmonsys, i believe is part of Eset AV, but as to why its there is another question,
    do you have any restriction rules for the webcam.

    Roy
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