Summary: Had this about a month. Worked fine for awhile. Have spent countless times on the phone with HP. My computer does not recognize the webcam. This is a very common problem. Also says... webcam in use by another application. I am running windows 7 with a new HP computer. I think it is terrible for HP to ruin their reputation by not taking back a crappy $30 product. I guess they have more customers than they can handle. What are a few less right?
A fix that may help those who are having trouble with webcam being detected.
Rae Carol, Amazon
24 January 2012
Summary: Many reviews have said that they encountered the error "webcam not detected". I had the same problem but finally figured it out and it was very easy.This was on a HP Pavillion PC running Windows 7: Press START Go to Devices & Printers Right Click on the HP Webcam 2100 icon Click Troubleshoot It will detect and correct the problems which are preventing the detection of the webcam. After I did this the webcam was detected by the computer. And walla!
Summary: I recently purchased an HP 2100 webcam at a Fry's store for use on an HP Pavilion running Windows 7. During the webcam software set-up (from the CD-ROM), another program, Roboform, which I have on a thumb drive, began attempting to launch. When the Webcam software installation was complete and the system rebooted, the camera itself would not function (nothing would detect it), but more disturbing than that, the thumb drive that contains my Roboform application and the...
Summary: I bought this for a classroom project. It worked great on my dilapidated school computer using Skype. Took home once the project was completed and now I can't get it to work on my far superior, personal computer. It works for a few minutes...until the Arcsoft video editing program starts itself then the screen on Skype goes black. Tried turning off this Arcsoft program but it doesn't work after that! Can't find any answers to this problem.
Summary: Don't buy this cheap piece of junk. It doesn't save your settings requiring you to tune it each time you use the software. The picture is a joke and 1.3 meg and 8meg pictures as it claims is totally false.