To take pictures, record video or run video chat on applications like Skype or Windows Live Messenger, the Toshiba webcam's device driver must be installed to the operating system. The device driver enables the built-in webcam to receive instructions from Toshiba Camera Assistant, Web Camera Application or other camera software.
If the driver for the webcam is outdated or corrupt, the Toshiba web camera will fail to run properly. Reinstalling the driver for the webcam can correct any problems occuring with the device.
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Log into Windows as an administrator. Click "Start." Click "Control Panel," then click "System and Security." Select "Device Manager" from under the "System" section.
Expand the category for "Imaging Devices." Right-click the webcam device.
Click "Uninstall." Click "OK" on the "Confirm Device Uninstall" window. Restart the computer after removing the camera, and Windows will automatically reinstall the device driver for the Toshiba's built-in webcam.
Go to the Toshiba website if Windows fails to reinstall the webcam. Click "Services & Support," then click "Laptop Computers" from under "Consumer Product Support."
Click the "Product Support" link and select your model from the menu. Click "Go," then click "Downloads."
Select your operating system from the drop-down menu, then choose "Camera" from the menu on the right.
Click the link next to "Camera Driver Utility Application." Click "Download Now." Double-click the file to reinstall the built-in webcam to your Toshiba. Restart following installation.