Welcome to the Toshiba Support Forum, created for customers and enthusiasts to share knowledge, solve problems and discuss technology. To join the discussion, please login or register.
Thread:
Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Search Forum Boards
advanced searchadvanced search user searchuser search
Forum Content Key
Unread Indicates new content items added
Updated Indicates content items updated
Read Indicates content items read
This question is not answered. Helpful answers available: 2. Correct answers available: 1.


Permlink Replies: 11 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 20-Apr-2012 11:47 Last Post By: Tonny Threads: [ Previous | Next ]
mcram

Posts: 8
Registered: 12/04/12
Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 12-Apr-2012 09:58
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Dear Toshiba Community,

I have a Toshiba L755 series. I was able to use the built-in webcam with Skype. while running skype recently, i was surprised to see that the camera couldn't be found.
I went to Device Manager to see what the problem could be, and there i couldn't see any "Imaging devices", as if the camera hardware didn't originally exist.

I tried then scanning for hardware changes. A new hardware was found, but while try to install the driver, I get a message saying that:
Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device.
Windows found the driver software for your device but encountered and error while attempting to install it.
This operation requires an interactive window station.

Note that the Device is being recognized as: TOSHIBA Web Camera – MP.
I tried to search online for this driver but couldn’t find any.
I also tried to download and install the Driver from Toshiba support, but again, still not working.

Please help.

Thanks
Paolo30

Posts: 3,679
Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 16-Apr-2012 10:49   in response to: mcram in response to: mcram
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi

On the Toshiba European driver page you can find the webcam driver v2.0.0.19 and v2.0.0.13.

Have you tried both?

Usually the webcam software can be found in Control panel -> Software
Uninstall the webcam software there and reboot the notebook.
Now you should clean the registry since every installation leaves some tracks in the registry… I can recommend an CCleaner tool… its freeware and cleans system very well…

After you cleaned the registry, reboot the system and try to install the webcam driver v2.0.0.19

Good luck
mcram

Posts: 8
Registered: 12/04/12
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 17-Apr-2012 14:57   in response to: Paolo30 in response to: Paolo30
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi Paolo,

I downloaded and tried installing the driver again but nothing happened. Even the "Web Camera Application" doesn't respond or gives any sign that it's working. I also checked the driver again from device manager and it still gives the same notice: Toshiba Web Camera - MP.
The driver is listed under "Other Devices" and not under imaging where it should usually be.

Note that the driver i downloaded is listed for a x64 windows platform while my latop has a windows 32 version.
I couldn't find a driver for win 32.

Thanks for your help.
Paolo30

Posts: 3,679
Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 17-Apr-2012 15:42   in response to: mcram in response to: mcram
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Note that the driver i downloaded is listed for a x64 windows platform while my latop has a windows 32 version. I couldn't find a driver for win 32.

This might be the reason why you cannot get this working on your system.
You will need the 32bit version.
I found a webcam driver for Win 7 3bit for a Satellite L675 series.

Webcam driver v1.1.1.15

Not quite sure if it would work but theoretically it should functions.
mcram

Posts: 8
Registered: 12/04/12
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 17-Apr-2012 18:32   in response to: Paolo30 in response to: Paolo30
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply

Hi Paolo,

I downloaded and installed the driver version as you told me about, but again, same result, nothing happened :(

I've pasted a link which holds a couple of pics of what my device manager looks like in addition to what i get when i try to update the driver.

https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=d0d601c7045d2592&resid=D0D601C7045D2592!136&parid=D0D601C7045D2592!132&authkey=!AJvjCQFNIseI0i8

Thanks for your support.
MisterX

Posts: 3,020
Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 18-Apr-2012 08:04   in response to: mcram in response to: mcram
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi mcram

The second screenshot shows that you tried to “update” the webcam driver.
I recommend choosing the option “Uninstall”.
This would remove the driver completely from the system.
Then you should reboot the notebook and should install the previous downloaded webcam driver once again.

Good luck…
mcram

Posts: 8
Registered: 12/04/12
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 18-Apr-2012 10:41   in response to: MisterX in response to: MisterX
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi MisterX,

I also tried what you said:
1. Uninstall Driver
2. Uninstall Application
3. Restart
4. Re-install Application.

But unfortunately i got the same results:
The driver is still listed under "Other devices" and is not recognized. I also get a this "Interactive window" message when i try to manually install the driver, because i have the .inf file since the webcam was running fine originally.

Is there any other way to start a fresh installation? like resetting any registry key or completely removing the driver from its roots and re-install it again?

Thanks
MisterX

Posts: 3,020
Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 18-Apr-2012 11:04   in response to: mcram in response to: mcram
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Is there any other way to start a fresh installation? like resetting any registry key or completely removing the driver from its roots and re-install it again?

Well, the ini file is the driver… so search your computer for this file and delete it manually. Then go to device manager and delete the webcam entry which appears under “Other devices”.
After that reboot the notebook. Usually the Windows OS searches automatically for drivers but if the ini file has been deleted, the OS should not find the driver… this is your chance to install the driver again.
mcram

Posts: 8
Registered: 12/04/12
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 20-Apr-2012 11:27   in response to: MisterX in response to: MisterX
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi MisterX,

That didn't work neither :(
Tonny

Posts: 3,846
Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 20-Apr-2012 11:33   in response to: mcram in response to: mcram
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi mcram

I think it’s a drastic procedure to recover the notebook but if nothing helps, I think that this would be a chance to get the webcam working again on your system.
Might be worth a try.. what do you think about this idea?
mcram

Posts: 8
Registered: 12/04/12
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 20-Apr-2012 11:41   in response to: Tonny in response to: Tonny
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
Hi Tonny,

I'm trying to avoid opting for that solution but eventually i might have to install a fresh copy of windows on my laptop.
But before i do, i need to try every possible solution.

Thanks
Tonny

Posts: 3,846
Registered: 21/09/09
Re: Satellite L755 - Webcam is not working - interactive window station
Posted: 20-Apr-2012 11:47   in response to: mcram in response to: mcram
 
  Click to reply to this thread Reply
I can understand your point of view and agree with you but at this time it looks like it would be the last option :(
Legend
Master: 700 + pts
Scholar: 300 - 699 pts
Aficionado: 150 - 299 pts
Enthusiast: 50 - 149 pts
Beginner: 0 - 49 pts
Helpful Answer (5 pts)
Correct Answer (10 pts)

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in all forums


Copyright © 1995-2011 TOSHIBA Corporation, All Rights Reserved
Powered by Jive Software