Why won't my computer register my webcam?
Why is my webcam not working? It’s connected to my computer but my computer is not registering it as a device. What do I do?
i had this same problem. this really has been a great laptop in the now 6 years that i have owned it.
i thought it was a problem with the drivers between windows 8.1 and windows 10 because of the computer shipped with windows 8.1 and then an update to windows 10 was offered since microsoft borked 8.1 so bad. i disliked windows 8.1 so updated to windows 10 immediately.
this turned out to be a simple fix that DROVE ME NUTS! i kept getting the error that the webcam was not attached and i couldn’t even find it under the device manager.
i even did a registry edit trying to get the computer to find it.
well…all it was was the camera was switched off in the bios
with the bios having switched off the camera windows had no way of even accessing the camera. i guess at some point i had switched off the camera in the bios because of privacy concerns.
so all you have to do is this:
shutdown your computer and hold the ‘shift” key while doing so.
if you don’t do this then the computer doesn’t do a full shut down.
when the computer shuts down wait a few seconds.
then press the power button to turn it back on.
immediately start pressing the ‘F2’ key until the bios screen appears.
the bios screen should come up
then click “system configuration”
and your web cam should be right there to switch on and off.
anyways…. i hope this helps
it took me a few months to figure this out.
This sounds like you’re having a driver malfunction, go into the device manager and remove the camera (it may be listed under "unknown devices"). Restart the computer and let it detect the camera and reinstall the driver. If the above doesn't work, download a fresh copy from Toshiba (i.e. from here: http://support.toshiba.com/ ) and install it. You will need your model number (E45-B4100) and your operating system. There is a guide available at [Toshiba Satellite E45-B4100 Troubleshooting | the troubleshooting page].