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Satellite Pro A300-1GT - Error message when starting webcam

Question: Satellite Pro A300-1GT - Error message when starting webcam

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1GT. The problem is that the camera does not work. When I start software it writes that I should restart camera or computer. I'm having Windows 7 and I serched the internet for solutions but I find just a discusions with the same problem without solutions.

Sory for may bad English.

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Answer: Satellite Pro A300-1GT - Error message when starting webcam

Hello

Have you already tried reinstalling the webcam driver? You can download it on official Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Before you install it: Remove the current webcam driver and restart your computer. Then try a registry cleaner like Ccleaner and restart again. Now you can install the latest webcam driver.

I hope it works! :)

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it says "webcam driver open fail, please restart camera or computer"

i have done that but i dont know what else to do to fix it

please help i need it for an assignment in grade 12


all help is much appreciated

thnx

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam not working, message says "webcam driver open fail"

Remove preinstalled version from the system and install latest version you can find on Toshiba download page.

By the way: which operating system do you use?

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Hi to everyone.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300. It's eight years old but I'd like to keep working with it.

When working, it felt to the floor and the HD was damaged. I replaced it.

Now I've just installed Windows 7 x64 (before, it had Win XP x86). I installed all drivers from Windows Update and everything works fine, except the webcam.

Software which use the cam say "No cam present". I even installed the driver from the Toshiba support page (an exe which automatically downloaded a couple of drivers), but the cam keeps not working.

After this I've begun suspecting that the camera broke when it falled. So I'd like to know how can I do to test if camera is attached to the system bt the OS is being unable to communicate with it because of driver problem, or if the camera is broken and the laptop itself doesn't recognize it. Does it exist any toshiba hardware detection software? A report software? Or may I try something like AIDA64, in which section may it be listed? Or can I see in the windows device manager?

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam broken or driver error?

To be honest I also believe there is hardware related issue. On this virtual way it is not easy to say where is the problem exactly. It can be camera itself or cam cable.
What to do? In my opinion notebook must be disassembled and you must check cam cable connection.
> Does it exist any toshiba hardware detection software? A report software?
Not for user like you and me. Such software is probably offered for service providers only. Theoretically when you use such software and it reports that system is not detecting the cam you must disassemble the machine and check it.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1SM computer upgrade to Windows 7 (32 bit), and since yesterday, the webcam is giving me problems. Does not work.
Is a Chicony Web Camera, built inside the computer. Has suddenly stopped working. The following error appears: "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or system. "
I have not touched or installed anything. It happened overnight.

I tried to restore the computer to an earlier date, and it worked for a few minutes ... but it failed again and appears the same error.

I wonder what I have to do to get back to "recover " my webcam.

Thanks in advance.

Greetings

Answer:Satellite A300 - error: "webcam driver open fail"

Hey,

There are a lot of threads here in forum about webcam driver issue and you should read these threads:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=233048&#233048
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=232084&#232084
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=233417&#233417

Problem is I can?t say more about this because the error never happened to even I use my webcam quite often but no problems at all. :)

Anyway, if you have more questions you can post again ;)

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Hi

I have Satellite Pro A300
After upgrading XP into Vista the web cam stopped working (webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer)

Any help

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - error - webcam driver open fail

Hi!

I have used the forum search and founded a good posting from the user Akuma.
Maybe it?s the solution:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=136549

Good luck!

Bye

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I have searched and searched for solutions to this problem and feel like I have tried everything. Whenever I turn my laptop on or attempt to start my webcam I get the error "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer."

I used to be able to use the webcam with no problems but it just stopped working one day. I've recently reformatted my operating drive to the out-of-the-box state, but it is still showing an error whenever I try to use my webcam. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on an A300 Model: PSA-GCA. I have also tried updating the webcam driver (and the latest BIOS update) from Toshiba's support section, but with no luck. I've also tried using the XP webcam driver, but still, no luck.

Any idea on how to fix this problem?

Message was edited by: Replicant

I also forgot to mention that in my Device Manager, I cannot see my Chicony Webcam at all. There is no section for imaging devices present at all.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Constant "Webcam Driver Open Fail" Error

Hi

If you search here in the forum you will find enough threads about this issue but I have founded an interesting thread with a good posting from the user Akuma and mayb it?s useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=136549

If it doesn?t work I think you need help from an authorized service provider. The technicians can check your notebook and repair it if?s necessary.

Good luck!

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Problem:
Recieve error every time I try to use Camera Assistance Software for Toshiba: Webcam driver open failed. Please restart camera or computer. Web cam also does not work in Skype. It seems that this is a very common problem with the A300s series, yet there is no clear solution out there.

Hardware
Series: A300
Model: PSAGCA -02Y010

Software
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba: 1.7.175.0123

Details
I recently did a clean install of Windows 7, updating from Windows Vista. I never used the web cam on Windows Vista, so I can't testify as to whether the web camera was workin correctly or not. However, when I tried to use it with Skype, it did not work. I reinstalled the driver that I backed up before I installed the new operating system, but it did not work. The web cam doesn't show up at all in Device Manager - even when set to display hidden devices. Trying to add new hardware through the control panel fails to detect the web camera at all. I have restarted after every install/repair of the driver.

Steps Taken

Reinstalled backuped drivers
I used third party software (Double Driver) to back up and reinstall the drivers for the web camera after I installed Windows 7. Double Driver claimed there was no device to install the driver for. I manually copied the files into the Camera Assistance folder and overwrote the existing ones. The files I copied were:
casflr.cat
oem34.inf
restore.ini
UVCFTR_S.SYS

Reinstalled... Read more

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAGCA -02Y010 - Error: Webcam driver open failed

> The web cam doesn't show up at all in Device Manager - even when set to display hidden devices.
> I encountered a thread post that suggested a loose wire was responsible and that the camera would work when the lid was almost closed. I tried this and the camera suddenly appeared in device manager.

Does this mean that webcam does not appear in device manager if the lid is open? Right?
In such case it looks like there is no connection between webcam and motherboard.
As far as I know the internal cam is connected to motherboard?s USB controller and possibly there is a loose connection.

Possible solution: I think the technician should disasemble the notebook in order to check the connection :(

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Hi, I have just done a clean installation of Vista Ultimate (R) x32 on my A300-211 and when I get to VAP installation this well known error message pops up. I haven't found an elegant solution about this. Any thoughts on fixing it? (clean Installation, x86, VAP 1.1.19 x32 etc.)

My very best regards and thank you in advance. I have found many solutions here in the past, you are doing a great work.
Aggelos

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-211 - error message on VAP installation

Just installed the USA version and works like a charm!!!
Cheers

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Pro A300 notebook continually popped up error message box: Pwdbank - Abstract Error. Must kill pwdbank process to stop it.

Does anyone know what's the problem and how to fix it?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - error message box: Pwdbank - Abstract Error

As far as I know the pwdbank.exe is a part of TrueSuite.

If you don?t use fingerprint or this tool you can disable the automatic loading of this file.
Otherwise if you need this you should check the Toshiba website for an update:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

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Suddenly I am getting a error message that can?t execute cec_main.exe

But when I checked this for camera assistant software please advise me how to overcome this error.

My laptop is a Satellite A300-1EB

Answer:Satellite A300-1EB - Error message on camera software

Hi!

In your case I would reinstall the driver and software for webcam.

You can find it on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers
Notebook => Satellite => Satellite A Series => Satellite A300
Driver type: Webcam driver

Bye

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Hi

my laptop specifcation here : ( [A300 - 1G5|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1055589] ) for any needed details ..

The problem simply is, the webcam stopped working for some reason, an error messeage says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer".

I noticed that whenever I put the computer in sleep mode I was getting on the icon tray a notification says "USB device unrecognized"... I wasnt aware what it was - thought it becasue of the USB mouse being plugged... but I think its related to the camera...

software is installed but camera is not working and cant enable it .. I did download the latest driver from toshiba site , but still not working ...


Currently my laptop runs Vista HP SP2 32-bit, Windows defender enabled, Windows Firewall Enabled, Windows UAC enabled, Kaspersky Ani-Virus 2009 Enabled. I only use Windows Live Messenger (which up to date I think , version : 14.0.8089.726) which i used camera with, I quite using face recognition long time ago and rarely use the webcam ... I didnt install or update any drivers and used to have the laptop running perfectly..

So what happened now ?!

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5: webcam stopped working - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

I have had a similar error message and could solve this by disabling the webcam software from startup.
In msconfig -> Start Up tab I have unchecked the Chicony webcam software.
This prevents it from automatic loading.
I don?t use MSN but Skype and the Chicony webcam software is always disabled (not executed) if Skype is running.

Maybe you should try this too.

Furthermore you could try this:
Go to device manager, mark the webcam (imaging devices ? USB video device) and deleted it from the device list.
Then reboot the notebook and wait until the webcam has been recognized again.

Then test it.

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After looking through this forum, I have tried several 'solutions' but to no avail.

After trying to load the webcam i get the message: "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"

I have tried updating the Driver software for the camera, and updated the BIOS.

This message still keeps coming up. Is it worth uninstalling the camera completely then attemtping to reinstall it?


Sorry if some of this doesnt make much sense, im not entirely "computer savvy"


I hope somebody can help,

Thanks,
Ben

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC: webcam not working - webcam driver open fail

> Is it worth uninstalling the camera completely then attemtping to reinstall it?
Of course!

You should firstly go to device manager and should uninstall the driver.
You should also remove the software from control panel -> Software

After that you should clean the OS and registry using CCleaner. It?s free tool? google?
Then reboot the notebook several times and install the webcam software again.

Cheers

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Hi to all,

I have A300-1LT PSAGCE and have update my display driver from toshiba download center.

ATI
Type Display Driver
Subtype Mobility Radeon HD 43xx/45xx/46xx
Size (Kb) 108950
Version 8.611
Model Satellite L550, Satellite L500, Satellite A300, Satellite Pro A300
Operating system Windows Vista 32 Bit

When i restart laptop error have displayed:

"The Catalyst Control Center is not supported by the driver version of your enable graphics adapter. Please update your ATI graphics driver, or enable your ATI adapter using the Displays Manager."

Can't find displayer manager only have color man. What I must to do?

Please help!!

Thnx

Answer:Re: Satellite A300-1LT - After display driver update I get an error message

Hi!

Well, for me it sounds like that you didn?t uninstall the old display driver software. Before you install a newer version you should always remove the old version. Therefore go in control panel > software. Choose the ATI display driver software and remove it. After restarting the notebook you should clean the Windows system using CCleaner (Google is your friend to find it). Then restart again and after this you can install the newest version from Toshiba page.

I hope this works.
By the way, what graphic card do you have?

Bye

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Hi!

I bought my notebook last weekend and I can't seem to do the BIOS update (from 1.30 to 1.40). I am using Vista 32 Home Premium SP1 (which came pre-installed in the laptop) and after downloading, unpacking and running the file provided by the TOSHIBA website (PO10140M.exe) I get the following error message:


C:\Users\Dado\AppData\Local\Temp\iscA516tmp\insyde flash.exe could not be executed.


I am sure this is the right file, because this was the one mentioned, after filling every field in the BIOS update search screen.

I don't understand what is wrong, since the laptop is brand new.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Ed.

Answer:Cannot update BIOS in Satellite A300-1ID (PSAGCE) 0 Error message displayed

Are you administrator?

Try right clicking the BIOS file and select "Run as Administrator"

Also disable your virus scanner, it may be blocking the BIOS update.

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I have installed latest driver for webcamera (integrated) from toshiba site, and im getting error msg all the time telling me to restart camera or computer...
I dont know how to restart camera... i get same msg after i restart comp...

Someone know what can i do? :( i am using XP Pro...

Answer:Webcam error message on Satellite L300-15w and Win XP

Hi

I had a message that my webcam is locked by another application.
This has appeared because I started the Skype and the Skype has used the webcam while I trying to start the webcam software.

Solution was to disable the webcam software and Skype in msconfig.
Then I rebooted the notebook. Now if I want to use the webcam software I have to start the webcam software firstly. Then a webcam icon appears in the task bar and I can use the webcam without any error messages.

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When I startup I get an error message "An error occurred. Error # -5".
The message invites me to "Visit http://consumer.installshield.com for more information."

I have visited the website but have not been able to find the error message mentioned and I am directed to my software supplier for a solution. Can anyone give me help to identify the error? At this stage I can say that this error message does not appear when I load Windows 7 on my Desktop Computer.

ronswold

Answer:Satellite L500 - Error message on starting

There was the user with the same error ,, "An error occurred. Error # -5,,. It's Installshield update informer that is not important, you can just remove it from autostartup in msconfig. It won't appear anymore

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Hey guys, I've encountered a problem with my satelitte L730.

Whenever it turn the laptop on, an error message comes up
Saying:

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet controller V2.0.2.3
Check Cable connection
PXE-MOF: exiting intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key.

Intel undi, PXE-2.0.

Could not link picture but this happens everytime I start the laptop.

Any advice/ recommendations that anyone could offer would be great.

Thanks.

Message was edited by: Meemu

Answer:Error message starting up Satellite L730

Now whenever I turn the Laptop on, that screen does not pop up, just gets stuck on the toshiba boot up screen and the whirring noises inside the Laptop are getting louder and louder, close to a grinding sound.

Any information on this would be a real help, thanks

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I have a 6 month old Satellte T110-11U running a manufacturer installed OS - Windows 7. Every time I start the computer I get an error message:
There as a problem starting , C:\ users\home\AppData\local\imagusud.dll , The specified module could not be found. I can ignore the prompt, but would like to sort it out.

Does anyone known how to resolve this issue?

Answer:Satellite T110-11U - Error message when starting computer

Hi

It looks like something would be corrupt in your user account.
Did you try to repair the OS or to clean the registry using CCleaner?

CCleaner is a free tool which cleans the registry and removes garbage from the HDD.
Try this.

Otherwise you can check the msconfig -> Startup tab.
There you should search for some entries containing the imagusud.dll file and could disable or remove this?

Good luck

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I recently tried to turn my laptop on when i got the message "bad check sum"(i think it said that) "check system press[f1] to continue. After i pressed f1 it came up an options screen i didnt do anything to it and just continued then it loaded and shut down again. also i have to lie the laptop on its back just for the first green LED to come on and when i have the battery in the charger does not charge the battery and even when it does start to charge and i try to put it on the same sequence of orange LED's appear .
so what does the message bad check sum mean ?
thanks

Answer:Error message "bad check sum" on Satellite pro 6100 when starting up

Hi,
That means that the cmos (bios) battery is low on power and you should hang your machine for minimum a day on AC because the bios battery loads then.
Such error appears when your cmos batt. is not full then the bios losts his settings and the checksum which would be performed by the system at startup will be faulty since the bios needs a check to know if everything is OK.

It?s a security feature which indicates if your hardware is ok or not. If the error appears more than once, then you should bring your machine to a technician or at least a local servicepartner for a checkup.

Greets

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Hi everyone on Toshiba forums.

I have a Satellite L300 and I have done a clean install of Windows 7. When I try to use the webcam an message says " webcam driver failed turn camera off or restart computer" or something like that.

I have read many threads about how to get this working with the camera assist program but I just keep getting this error massage. Can anyone please help with a foolproof way of getting this webcam working?

I have downloaded the latest drivers. Also if I try to do a system restore will I be able to do this as I have read that this will no longer work. I did not make a recovery CD/DVD before installing Windows 7 (I know dumb move) if this is the case is there anywhere online I can download the full package for my laptop?

Thanks for reading and I hope I meet some good friends on this forum
sudeki300

Answer:Satellite L300 - Webcam driver failed error message

Hi

Are you running any other programs they need the camera, like MSN, Skype, etc.?
By the way, can you also test if the webcam works on Skype, MSN or another video chat program.

Furthermore you should try to update the BIOS and load the default settings there. Maybe it will work.

You can get a new recovery disk from Toshiba directly but you have to pay for that. Here you can order a new one:
https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hey,

I recently bought Toshiba Satelitte A300-231 laptop, and I can't use webcam.
I installed "Chicony-Camera-Assistant-Software" and it says "Webcam driver fail. Please restart camera or computer".

My OS is Windows 7, so what I need to do? Thanks :)

Answer:Can't use webcam on my Satellite A300

>... what I need to do?
You need to wait until Toshiba starts Win7 support and offer driver designed for Win7. All offered drivers will be tested.

Which driver you have installed now? Vista driver maybe?

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Hi there

I have installed Windows 7 home premium in my laptop (it had windows Vista) and ever since I can't use my webcam.

It doesn't appear in device manager and I have install and uninstall many times the drivers but every time I see the message that says that the camera is either disconnected or destroyed and restart the camera or the computer.

Is there a way to solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.....


My laptop is Satellite A300-20W with model number PSAGCE-09N00DGE and serial number 29353297Q

Answer:Cannot use webcam on my Satellite A300

I have Satellite A300 too with two HDDs inside. On second one I?ve installed Win7 32bit and webcam works perfectly so I?m really wondering what the problem can be.

Are you 100% sure webcam works properly with original Vista recovery image?

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I recieved my laptop via my uni so dont ahve amyn of the back up disks ( especially not the webcam one).

Basically my laptop found a trojan horse virus on my webcam, sorted it out and I restarted my computer. It then flashed up wehn restarted that I need to install my webcam but I dont have the disk and now I cant use my webcam! What do I do?

P.S I'm not a computer genius so please be easy on me with the langauge.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How to install the webcam?

Hi mate,

If you have to reinstall the webcam driver you can download it on the Toshiba website and all other drivers for your notebook:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

I have Satellite Pro A300 too and it?s not delivered with Toshiba recovery disk because you have to create such a disk yourself. Therefore start the Toshiba recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and then you can create this disk. It contains an image of ?factory settings? and so you can restore the whole system every time.

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Every time I start my Satellite A300-1G3, a pop windows pops on my screen saying "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"

At first I have restarted the camera and computer for like a million times, yet I keep receiving the message,
I, also, have reinstalled webcam driver, with no luck,

I have uninstalled camera driver and installed another one that I have downloaded, yet the problem persists.
What should I do to resolve this eternal problem?

Answer:Need webcam driver Satellite A300

Do you use original preinstalled OS from Toshiba (Vista) or your own OS installation?

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I'm having the problem with my built in webcam on Toshiba Satellite A300.
I have Windows 7 and just downloaded latest Win 7 driver for Camera Assistant Software.

Camera software will still not allow me to open camera - keeps saying "Webcam is either disabled or has failed.
Please check your webcam settings

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam does not work

Hi

Did you try to reinstall the webcam software?
Try that?

You should also go to device manager -> Imaging Devices
Here you should see the USB webcam (internal webcam)
Check if it?s not disabled.
If yes, enable this: choose this device and point to the button ?enable? (at the top)

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Hi,

About a month ago my webcam stopped working. I tried various solutions and then formatted my hard drive, installing a 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I still can't get the webcam to work. Could you please advise?

Kind regards,
Witek

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1EA webcam not working

Do you get any error messages?
What happens starting the webcam software / application?

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A week ago the above notebook had a motherboard failure (fried component) whilst I was on skype with my webcam in use. A technician managed to fix the motherboard and now the notebook is fully operational except for my integrated webcam which the computer can no longer detect.

The technician has suggested that he may have forgotten to clip the webcam cable back into it's motherboard slot when putting the notebook back together. Since I am capable of dismantling the majority of my notebook I hope to check for this myself to save the two hour round trip to the computer shop again. Does anybody know where I should look within the notebook (illustrations would be great) to check the webcam connection with the rest of the computer?

Alternatively, could it be possible that my webcam broke during the original motherboard failure since it was being used when my motherboard failed? I also checked for update drivers in the toshiba website but couldn't find one for my notebook for Windows 7 64bit.

Note I had Windows 7 64bit before the crash so I don't think this is a software issue as with many other A300 Webcam problems posted on this forum.

Thanks for reading, I hope you can help!

Answer:Satellite A300-1OM webcam failure

> Does anybody know where I should look within the notebook (illustrations would be great) to check the webcam connection with the rest of the computer?

Since the webcam is a part of the lid frame and all the cables would be placed behind the plastic cover, you would need to disassemble the lid to get access to this cables? but don?t ask me for details because I?m not A300 owner but only the U400 which is equipped with such webcam too?

However, in your case I would not risk any notebook damage which can happen due to wrong disassembling!
Maybe it?s better idea to make a short trip to service?.

> Alternatively, could it be possible that my webcam broke during the original motherboard failure since it was being used when my motherboard failed?
This is possible too? but in such case the technician who replaced the motherboard should be responsible for that?

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Satellite Pro A300 - How do I turn on my webcam on? Operating windows 7. The whole computer is clean.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How do I turn on my webcam on?

Hello

The webcam can be used with communication programs like Skype where you can make a video call. Of course there are other messengers or programs they use the webcam.

But you have to install the webcam driver/software that you can use it. This software can be downloaded on official Toshiba website (Camera Assistant Software):
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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hi all

i was just wondering if there was some one out there who could help me...

i recently bought a A300/V01 and am trying to use the web camm for it, but when ever i open it on its own (not with msn or any other programs) it freezes and wont work, and when i try to send my web cam on msn it tells me that there was no web cam connected.
i pretty computer illiterate so iv tried to fix it myself but depressingly failed.

so if there is some one out there that knows how to fix this that would be awesome if you could help...

thank you xoxo

Answer:Satellite A300-V01 - webcam won't work with msn

Go to the Toshiba website and update the Camera/Webcam driver.

Also try closing/exiting the Camera Assist software.

You should also install Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), if its not installed.

And ensure MSN Messenger is updated to the latest version.

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Hi guys,

I just wondering about in Vista Business. After I repair my computer mode and after done that, how come my *webcam* gone no where, my card reader did not work at all and some apps gone too. So what should I do?

I'm using A300/y00 Satellite

Answer:No webcam after repair my Satellite A300

Wait a moment Mickey. I don't understand what you mean with ?repair my computer?.
What you have done exactly?

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Hello, I'm looking for drivers about my web camera.
My model is Toshiba Satellite A300. In the official page it doesn't have drivers for web camera in windows 7.


Thanks

Answer:Need Win7 webcam driver for my Satellite A300

I have A300 with Win7 32bit preinstalled on it. I had the same problem and I?ve installed webcam driver offered for A500. It works perfectly. You can do the same.

Test it and send some feedback.

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The web the chamber doesn't work, reinstalled drivers some times, doesn't help with the list of devices of the chamber isn't present.
What to do?
Sattelite A300 psag0e

Drivers web cam - 20080616124250

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam don't run and isn't listed in devices

Hi maestro2118,

Since when do you notice this behaviour and what operating system is installed?

Before you install or reinstall any driver, I would recommend removing the old driver first. Then restart your notebook and run CCleaner to remove old registry keys. One restart more and you can install newest webcam driver from Toshiba page.

Check this!!!

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Hey

I just have done format on my pc Satellite A300-15B from windows vista (32bit) to windows 7 (64 bit) enterprise Greek edition!! But my driver of webcam doesn't work.
At first it worked but the last 4 days it not. :( What can I do??

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A300-15B - Windows 7 and webcam driver

Hi,

Try it to reinstall. Before remove it, restart and clean registry with Ccleaner and install from:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you make a forum search you can find many threads about Webcam failure.

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Hi,

I have a problem with my webcam driver just after installing Windows 7 on my Satellite A300-1LT, I had win XP before and it works fine. In downloads is offered just for xp, vista 32-bit and 64-bit driver (I tried all with same results). Webcam app starts with windows and gives me an error msg that I must reinstall or install new webcam driver. Webcam work in eg. skype buth with (very) poor quality.

I tried to find wich cam is integrated ( chicony? ) also but nothing.

Does enyone else had experienced this issue and know how to resolve it ? please help...

Answer:Satellite A300-1LT - Webcam driver for Windows 7

Hi glava11,

As far as I know you can also use the webcam driver for Satellite A500 because it?s equipped with Chicony webcam too.

So have a look for A500 downloads. There you can find Windows 7 driver for webcam that should work on your model too.

Check this!!!

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Hi guys
Here?s my problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276. I always had the webcam appear on my desktop every time I iniciated my pc. I installed Windows 7, and it continued working great by suddently it stop appearing!

Once with Windows Vista, this also happened but I was able to figur it out! Now, I tryed and I couldn?t solve anything.

Any Thoughts?.
P.S, it?s a "built in" Webcam lol
Just Saying.

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - Webcam doesn´t appear when the computer is on

Hi buddy,

I?m not quite sure what you mean but if you the problem is related to internal webcam I would recommend reinstalling the webcam driver from official Toshiba website. Usually it solve the problem so check the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

If it doesn?t work, just post again. ;)

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Hi!

I've got a Satellite A300-1NO laptop, with Win 7 installed. My problem is, that my webcam doesn't always work, when I want to use it. Sometimes, it works perfectly in Skype, WLM etc..but sometimes i see a blank or a black screen, with a "loading circle" in it. The blue LED is lighting, i can see it in Device Manager too, but there's no picture, just "loading". I tried uninstall the driver, then reinstall it, I installed the newest "Camera Assistant for Toshiba", without luck.

Is there any solution for this?

Answer:Satellite A300-1NO - webcam doesn't work, but LED is ON

> Is there any solution for this?
I don?t think there is solution for this. If I understand you right there is some problem with preinstalled software. Why this happen is not easy to say.

I have Satellite A300 too and use it with Win7 32bit. Webcam is working properly all the time.

One more thing: have you noticed this issue from the first moment after Win7 installation or later?
Have you installed something that can be reason for this?

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HI...


I have Toshiba Satellite A300-146, Model no : PSAJ0E, 1GB RAM, Intel Dual core 1.87 processor, Mobile Intel(R) 965 chipset family.


Now I'm using Windows7 trial version..... I can install all vista drivers including webcam driver...I cant open Camera assistant software . If I open, it says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" . though I can open webcam on yahoo messenger.......


How should I open Camera assistant software...?


Help me..

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam driver and Windows7

As you already wrote Windows 7 is ?trial version? only and it available for testing purposes only.
So, Toshiba didn?t start support for this OS and with such issue nobody can help you.

Drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page are not designed for Windows 7.
I have also preinstalled Windows 7 on my Satellite P300 as second OS for testing.

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Hi

I have a Toshiba A300-233 laptop and because of a virus problem had to format my computer.
I have recovered most of the drivers but I am not able to find the built-in camera drivers anywhere.
I have the Windows Vista 32 bit OS.

Please help as I am unable to use my camera. I have tried alternate drivers but they don't work either.

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300-233 webcam does not work and no drivers are available

Hi mate

The A300-233 belongs to PSAGCE series.
The drivers for this series can be found on Toshiba European driver page.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

I found the webcam driver for Vista 32bit there? Webcam driver from Chicony v 1.7.193.0508

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Hey sorry if this question has been asked before, until recently my webcams been working recently I've been getting the following Error message *'Web driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer'.* I've tried doing both and no result, was wondering if anyone has had this issue and resolved it.

Cheers

Answer:Satellite A300/A300D Webcam Problems

Hi,
You should try reinstalling the software for the webcam. You should be able to download the software via the below link.
[http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU]

Regards
Ben

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I bought a TOSHIBA satellite A300/Y00 in June 2008, i.e. 16 months ago. Model number PSAGOA-02Y. After ten months it suddenly did not boot. It sounds like the CPU and the fan is starting but the screen and the led below the screen were all black. I tried to connect it to an external monitor but that screen was black too. I gave it to Toshiba for 2 weeks (!) who said it was the motherboard. They replaced it for free as it was still under warranty.

A few weeks ago the same thing happened again. I turned it off and for some random reason it started as usual a few hours later. I called Toshiba to say that I think the computer will crash soon again. They said they could take it in for service but if they could not find anything wrong with it they would charge me x dollars. I did not give it in for service. I even went to a local Toshiba support guy who said he could not find anything wrong with my computer and that there was nothing he could do.

Now the same thing is happening again. This time I can't get it to start again. Of course their fantastic 3 months warranty for the last motherboard has expired. I tried to take out the battery and start it only on power but it does not help.

I don't want to pay $500 for a new motherboard and then have it breaking down again. It is obvious it is a hardware problem and I think Toshiba should replace my computer without charges.

Anyone with similar problems? Any advice? Getting pretty annoyed....

Answer:Satellite A300-Y00 black screen but fan starting

Hello!

Have you already contacted the authorized service provider again? If not, do it please! You should speak with the technicians again and then you will see what they can do for you.

I can understand you that this is annoyed but such things can happen and I think the ASP will do the best to help you. To be honest I have good experience with my ASP. The repair goes very fast and the technicians are very friendly and competent. It?s always nice to talk with them a little bit.

I?m not a technician but maybe they can repair it as a gesture of goodwill or you have only to pay the mainboard and not the exchange?

Greets

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Hello everybody,


I've got a big problem with the Face recognition tool and my operating system Windows Vista.

Yesterday I installed Windows Vista 64bit on my new Sat. A300-22F Notebook because the preinstalled
version of Windows was only 32bit and I've got 4gig of RAM.

So, all drivers are installed and all works. The webcam driver with the webcam program works, too.
But when I start the Face Recognition tool, an error appears that the webcam can't be initialised or that
the webcam is in use and cannot be used at the moment with the program.

So, no program uses the webcam. The webcam works with other tools. And in the settings of the face tool
are the webcam still available, but without working.

Anyone an idea?

I've got the webcam drivers directly from Toshiba.

Thanks.


Greetings.

Answer:Satellite A300-22F - Face Recognition can't use the webcam on Vista 64

Hi!

Do you have start up programs that uses the camera like Skpye or MSN?
Check this!

Are you using the newest version of the Toshiba drivers and tools? Look on the Toshiba website for an update.
Furthermore I would try to update the BIOS. You can find it on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Bye

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I try try to solve my problem

Error: webcam driver open fail

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5706/hsd36352.jpg

Answer:Satellite A300-20A - webcam driver open fail

Hi

You should use the Toshiba Forum search option.
Then you would find a lot of threads about the theme.

In most threads you will find the recommendation to reinstall the webcam software.
I think this should help you.
So visit the Toshiba driver page and download the webcam software for the notebook model. Before you would install the new software, I recommend removing the old from the system.

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Hi there

I have Toshiba A300-1MM laptop and my Web Camera does not work. On toshiba support site there is no driver for Windows 7 32bits. Only for Vista 32bits. I use this driver. Is there any other sollution?
Thank you.

Answer:Webcam driver open fail - Satellite A300-1MM

Hi

I was able to find the webcam driver for Win 32bit for this series.
Install the mentioned driver, reboot the notebook and test the cam once again.
[Webcam driver v 1.7.260.0526|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=153&selProduct=781&selSho rtMod=null&language=13&selOS=all&selType=315&yearu pload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=a llMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&country=al l&selectedLanguage=13&type=315&page=1&ID=68798&OSI D=29&driverLanguage=42]

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Tried to work with my camera, but error appeared "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" Tried to do both, nothing happened. Changed drivers for camera, the same problem.

My OS is Windows XP SP3. Can anybody help me?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1NH - Webcam driver open fail

HI rinat_1,

Was your Satellite A300 delivered with Windows XP? If not, try it with ?factors settings? again, please!

Make also sure that your BIOS version is the latest one and you can get it here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Good luck! :)

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Every time I attempt to start up my integrated webcam (Chicony Camera Assistant Software) the message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer." pops up on the computer.
Firstly I do not fully understand what this means and secondly I have restarted both the camera and the computer, as well as repairing the camera software.

I have looked for updates and drivers, etc but to no avail. I have also read every user manual available in search of an answer but I can?t seem to find anything that is of any help.
I was just wondering if anyone had an answer for me or could tell me what I need to do.

Answer:Webcam driver open fail on Satellite A300-1MC

hi Jacktt615,

first of all check if the devicemanager shows a "usb-video-device" from chicony without exclamation mark...
if the hardware is detected and usable check the driver details:
my drivers for this device are: ks.sys, usbvideo.sys, uvcftr_s.sys, iyuf_32.sys, ksproxy.as, kstvtune.ax, and among some others, vidcap.ax

if you have more than one chicony video device: delete all and reboot
download the latest webcam-driver from toshiba, it contains the driver and the software.

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Hi there, I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite A300-1K6, and I must say that I am very dissatisfied with the quality of the webcam. The problem is that there is a lot of "snowstorm"-effect on it, in other words, the quality is severely altered by small whirling dots (very much like a tv with poor signals due to missing or broken antenna when using it in conjunction with Live Messenger or Skype. When I start the web cam outside these applications it looks much better. Is it really supposed to be like this or can I do something about it?

Another thing is that the sensitivity of the camera is very poor when it comes to darkness. In a normal lighted room the camera barely detects my face, and I almost have to put a flash light on my face for it to detect it. Then all of a sudden the camera gets more sensitive. Is this due to some kind of night mode? Why does this happen?

I hope anyone can help me, because this is becoming annoying.


Thanks for your answers

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A300-1K6 is very granular and unsensitive to light

Did you remove the clear sticker covering the camera?

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Hi,

I have toshiba laptop Satellite A300, It had windows vista installed in this laptop but i formated and installed Windows 7 and since i have installed this windows 7 my webcamera is not working it gives an error "webcam driver open fail.please restart camera or computer" and even after doing this its not working.

And after installing this windows I think the display setting is also out of order, I tried to install the sorftwares and drivers from toshiba support but no success.

I need help to solve this issue.Please help

Thanks in advance.

Hope to hear soon.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam not working since I installed Win7

Hello sajjad

I?ve made very good experiences with Satellite A300 and Win7. In front of me I have Satellite A300-1LI. It is PSAG8E model and I can confirm that everything works perfect.

I have one offer for you:
Send us please exact notebook model and we can check Toshiba download page to see what is available for Win7 for your notebook model.
I can also send you exact installations order how to install all Toshiba stuff.

Please let us know what you have done to get camera work.
Let us know how you have installed Win7 and all Toshiba stuff (drivers, tools and utilities).
Do you have some other issues with Win7 on your Satellite A300?

See you :)

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Hi.

Well. Contacted Toshiba Australia. and got some information.
Well, the person I spoke to said that he would try to find the drivers on the Toshiba European website, which he did. And he said to uninstall my camera assist software.
So I did, downloaded the new version, installed it. But i am still getting problems, saying that windows vista home premium, a USB device, is not functioning and windows cannot recognize it.
And also, got a driver error still, saying to either open the driver software or restart your computer.

Went to the Toshiba forums, and had a look, did post on their, but could not seem to find any answers, and did that in the last week or two.
Just, want to use Skype and MSN messenger.
But if i cannot get these problems to be resolved, then no point in installing, probably will not work, and have not tried this feature out yet on my machine.

Any one had similar problems, with their Toshibas? and where do i go from here.
Really stretching my head and not sure what to do?
The guy said maybe to do a recovery disk, but do not really want to go down that road.

That would mean having to spend hours reinstalling everything, and I do not have really the time to do that at the moment.
Really busy at the moment. Can any one offer any other suggestions or where do i go from here?

Had this problem, when i got it out of the box, and purchased from Harvey Norman, Burnie, Tasmania.
Cheers Marvin.

ps: could if any one help, could they e-mail me ... Read more

Answer:Webcam issue with Skype and MSN messanger on Satellite A300

What model Toshiba do you have?

Are you sure the USB device is the webcam? Have you checked Device Manager?


* Download the updated Chicony Webcam driver from http://203.56.127.6/driver_download/Public//p2_all/ChiconyWebcam_v1.7.175.0123.exe
* Install Vista Service Pack 1, or Vista Hotfix KB934374: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934374 (KB934374 is included in SP1)
* Update your Messenger software (MSN/Yahoo Messenger, etc..)
* If you have another program that can use the webcam (Skype for example), make sure they are completely closed, and not sitting in the System Tray.
* Try closing the Camera Assistant Bar on the left of the Desktop.
* To stop the Camera Assistant software from running on startup, run Regedit and delete "Camera Assistant Software" from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \

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After my windows Vista system crashed on Dec 16 2011, I had the recovery done.
After that, I didn't find any webcam driver on the whole laptop. On the support page of Toshiba I finally found version 1.7, but that doesn't work at all!

It always shows up: Webcam driver open fail, please restart camera or computer. As it is a built in camera I tried it with the restart of the computer, but that didn't help at all. So I tried it with the option to repair the driver with Install Shield Wizard. The program has done something, but without any success.

So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it didn't help at all!

Has somebody an idea?

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A300-1MX doesn't work properly

Hi

Found a Toshiba knowledge base article which describes this error and provides a solution to this issue.
+Why does the error message display: "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer."?+
+http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/OPT84026F0000R01.htm+

But its related to Portege M600, and Satellite U300 only.
However, you should also try to perform a BIOS update. After that set the BIOS to default settings and save the changes?. Then try to reinstall the webcam software once again.

You should also check the device manager. Here in device manager the webcam should be recognized as a USB device? if this is not the case then this means that the webcam has not been recognized by OS and this means that there could be an hardware issue?

As far as I know the webcam is connected to the USB controller on the motherboard. If the cable connection is lose, then the webcam would not be recognized in device manager; neither as USB device nor an unknown device.

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A while ago i bought A300 and everything was working fine till one day i tried to run the camera Assistance software and this msg came up "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer."

I didn't know what to do so i decided to uninstall the software and install it again but in vain.
Since then when ever i try to run my cam even on the msn it runs but it tuns all black after a while.

Please help

Answer:Satellite A300-1EI - Webcam driver open fail

Is also black when you start ?Camera Assist Software??
MSN is not the best application for diagnostic?

Have you tried to play with settings and night mode option?
Have you removed protect foil in front of cam?

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Hi there guys,

its been a few weeks since installing Windows 7, only for the last few days have i actually bothered to install toshiba software (dont stone me!).

Right now I've been scratching my head when installing the webcam drivers. When the install is done and after a reset, all it says is Webcam failed to initialize, please restart cam or computer.

Restarting the laptop wont do anything

I am using a Toshiba Satellite pro A300 PSAGDA-01C00R, do these drivers simply not work for the time being on 7?

any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAGDA: Problems installing webcam on Win 7

Do you have skype or a messenger program installed? Maybe its taking control of the webcam.

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Have updated my system to Windows 7. Used successfully the drivers from support page. cannot find the right webcam driver.

What is to be done?

Answer:Satellite A300-1RJ (PSAG8) - Webcam driver for Windows 7

Hi

You can find all drivers on the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

At the moment there is no Windows 7 driver for webcam but you can try the Vista driver. Does it work?

If not you can download the Windows 7 driver for another A300 model. Normally it should also work on your model.

Good luck! :)

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Hi guys,

My name is Mirella and I wanna know one thing.
My webcam was working well but my computer wasn't.
So my mother sent him to her friend (he's a technical of computer).

I don't know what he did but my computer came back with the same things :/ And in this time my webcam was keeping work good. But after some weeks my webcam stopped work :(
I don't know whats happened.

I uninstalled some programs because maybe he can return to work, but him doesn't work. If I open the software by the camera this say "Locked by another application" but I do not have any strange program on my computer.

Please help me!!
Thank you <3

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - webcam does not work - Locked by another application

> I uninstalled some programs because maybe he can return to work, but him doesn't work

Did you uninstall the webcam software too?
Usually this error appears if another software like Skype for example use the webcam at this time while starting the webcam software.

You should uninstall the webcam software in control panel -> software
Then you should uninstall also the webcam driver in device manager. The webcam should be listed under ?Imaging devices?.

Reboot the notebook. Download the CCleaner and clean the registry and OS using this tool. Reboot once again and install the webcam software once again.

Furthermore be sure that other software like Skype does not run at the same time.

In my experience this should help.

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After disc format (T HDD recovery, Vista 32 b) there is no "toshiba face recognition" aplication.
After instaling Camera Assistant Software there is only error: Webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer.
Camera is turned off and i can't turn it on, restarting the computer doesn't give any effect.

Could anyone help me?

Answer:Satellite A300-1EH - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

I see you are using Vista?
Well, first of all you should ensure that Vista is up to date!!!
You have used recovery and this means that Vista needs to be updated to the latest state!!!
All service packs and other patches needs to be installed.

Then remove the webcam software from the system, clean the registry (CCleaner, etc?) and after new reboot try to install the webcam software again?

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Hello

I'm Dr Ahmed Maher and I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop. It is Satellite A300

The problem is in my webcam. When I try to use the webcam a message of "webcam driver open fail.please restart the cam or computer"
I had downloaded the driver from toshiba site. I reinstalled the driver but the same message appeared. I had updated the BIOS. The same problem. I made a recovery for my laptop using the recovery DVD. No way, the same problem

Please help me to solve this problem
thank you for caring
Dr. Ahmed

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi Dr. Ahmed,

If your webcam doesn?t work after installing Windows from Toshiba recovery disk I think it?s related to defective hardware. I mean you have already tried to update the BIOS and webcam driver but that?s all what you can do.

So I would recommend contacting the people from your local authorized service provider. I think they can help you can exchange the webcam if it?s necessary.

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Hello everyone.

I had Win Vista installed on this Satellite A300 and it worked ok.
I had no problems at all.

Then I moved to Win7 and now I'm going through the ordeal of making the webcam work.
I have tried installing all kinds of drivers, even the ones for A500, but it would be no use.

So, how can I make the webcam work on my A300?

I've tried everything, even installing Ubuntu on this laptop and still it wouldn't work. If it's of any of your interest, I'm running Win7 in Spanish, x32, Home Edition.

I really need your help here, please, I beg you, I've spent the past 5 days trying almost EVERYTHING!!
And still I'm getting the message after every installation/reboot of: "La camara web esta deshabilitada o ha fallado. Por favor, compruebe las configuraciones de su camara web", which would translate into something like "The webcam is disabled or it has failed. Please check your webcam configuration". I have been browsing the forum for related problems but i found no solution :(

Thanks in advance,

Ozma.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - how can I make the webcam work on Win7

Hi

Seems that webcam software has not been installed properly.
What Win 7 OS are you using? 32bit or 64bit?

Here you can find Chicony webcam driver for Win 7 64bit
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/webcam-20091026100013.zip

and here you can find Chicony webcam driver for Win 7 32bit
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/webcam-20091023184836.zip

Good luck

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Recently purchased a Sat Pro A300 and immediately upgraded from Vista Bus to Win7 Pro.
Didn't try to use webcam before upgrade.

Post-upgrade, after downloading and installing Chicony webcam software from Toshiba, continually get message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer".
Camera appears in Device Manager and says driver is a Microsoft driver v 6.1.7600.16385 dated 21/6/06 (very pre-Win7!).

Have tried unistalling/reinstalling camera assistant software with and without first uninstalling camera in Device Manager, but same error message comes back every time. I'd much appreciate some suggestions re a fix.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Webcam driver fails to start under Win 7

Hi

In your case I would try to install the latest webcam driver from Toshiba. Install this driver and try it again. Make also sure that latest BIOS version is installed for your notebook.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if the same problem occurs on Vista. You should try it with factory settings. So you can identify if it?s a hardware or software problem.

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Hi all.

I have a Toshiba A300-1H3 (PSAG4E) with a webcam and microphone.
The built-in microphone of the webcam doesn't work.
I've tried to reinstall webcam driver (Chicony) and also sound driver (Realtek High Definition Audio version=6.0.1.5559) but it didn't change.

Thanks in advance.

Francisco.

Answer:Satellite A300-1H3 webcam built-in microphone does not work

Hi

I tested it on my notebook U400. It supports also the webcam and internal mic and the mic works only if the webcam is on.

Regards

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As advised I have reloaded the webcam driver and updated BIOS but I still get 'webcam driver open fail' message on startup on my Satellite A300.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi buddy,

Here in forum you will find some threads about this issue? Just use the forum search a little bit.

Regarding the driver: If you remove the old version, restart your computer and run CCleaner to clean the registry and fix issues. Then restart again and now you can install latest webcam driver from official Toshiba page.

Good luck! :)

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Hello!

I need someone to help me.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276 with built-in webcam.
The operating system that came when it was purchased windows vista, but lately for some reasons had to format and then took the time to install win 7 (32bit).

But the webcam does not work.
The program, the drives and does not work.
When I click to connect to web a warning appears saying +"Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer+ "..
I've rebooted, uninstalled and went back to install and does not work!

Does anybody have any idea how to solve this problem?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

This is a typical software issue?
I read a lot threads about this error message and in most cases new driver installation/update did the job!

Please ensure that you are using the latest BIOS.
Then access the device manager and go to Imaging Devices.
There you can find the USB video device? this is webca.

Please remove this from device manager list. You can also uninstall the driver?
Then reboot the unit and try again to install the driver?

Please be sure that you are using the latest webcam software... you can choose the software released for Satellite L500 too!

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAG4A 02L00M with Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
The webcam is not working and it is not detected in the Device Manager.
When I install the Chicony Camera Drivers, I get the "Webcam driver open fail." Error message.

The fact that I can not see the Webcam in the Device Manager is telling me that there is perhaps a hardware fault.
However I am hoping it is a setting that I can fix myself.

I had restored the laptop to factory settings also and I have updated the bios.
I have tried uninstalling all the USB Controllers and restarting the PC.

Is there anything I can do?
Perhaps it is a software issue?
Perhaps there is a setting?

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAG4A: Webcam not detected in Device Manager

Best way to test hardware functionality is to check it with ?factory settings? installing operating system with Toshiba recovery image. As I can see you have done this already.

So if cam still doesn?t work properly I am afraid there is some problem with hardware.
It cannot be software issue because recovery image contains proper driver for the cam.

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Hi

I have problem when I open my webcam Ii see this message:
+CEC_MAIN.exe has stopped working+

http://www.assayyarat.com/myimages/Sep08/bloool_Untitled.jpg

Can any one help me?

Answer:Webcam issue on Satellite A300 - CEC_MAIN.exe has stopped working

??

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I had to replace the hard disk on my A300 PSAJ4E and when I reloaded Vista 32 and all the Toshiba hardware drivers all went OK except for the Chicony webcam install.

The side menu is there but it won't work, giving a "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer" error.

I updated the Bios to 4.20
I first used the original Toshiba download, webcam-20080428125023 driver (V1.07.175).
I tried it with "the lid 3/4 closed".
I searched everywhere and read of dozens of similar problems. I tried a few, even editing the setup ini. Nothing helps.
I've even tried the XP drivers (V1.7.144.0611), the 32bit and 64bit versions and even a gateway driver. Nothing seems to work for this cam.

What now?

I also now get "the required section was not found in the INF" when I try to uninstall and reinstall the driver through device manager.
I have the choice of
6.198.1.0
6.2.208.424
6.2.238.1217
all giving the same error...

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 (PSAJ4E) - Webcam driver open fail

Me too. See my thread of a couple of days ago.
I have given up. I have wasted hours and hours trying to get the webcam driver to work.
Next week I am going to buy an external webcam.
There are many complaints about this in various forums, I think it is time someone took responsibility.
Sorry that I could not be positive and help you.

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I'm getting frustrated so I've come here to see if anyone knows a way to help resolve this issue.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 which came with Windows Vista 64-bit pre-installed. After about a year or so of having the laptop, I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. In the process, I believe the driver to my webcam (Chicony usb 2.0 camera) was deleted.

When I go into devices manager in the control panel, the webcam isn't listed; neither is "imaging devices."

I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."

If anyone knows how to fix this, please, I beg you, let me know.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Chicony webcam not working after windows 7 upgrade

> My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."
> I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

This means that the webcam driver is not installed properly.
Visit the Toshiba European driver page and install the right webcam software/driver for this notebook model.

If the installation fails, restart the notebook and tries again.
This should solve the issue.

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I have A300-243 PSAG8E, after installed win7 my webcam DONT WORK.
it had been worked before with VISTA AND spype.
I upgraded the bios and updated drivers.
Webcam is not listed driver of win7 32bits of A300.
As it suggested in one of the forums i downloaded other driver from A500/ A350 ect non of them worked.
displayed on the screen:
"Webcam is either disabled or has failed. Please check your webcam settings" also Camera is not listed in Device Manager." imaging not listed.

I restarted and used cccleaner after my attemps and nothing succeded.
What else I could do.
PLEASE HELP ME.
ORNA

Answer:Webcam doesn’t work on my Satellite A300-243 with Win7 32bit

It is really strange. I own Satellite A300 with part number PSAG8E and use Win7 32bit on it. I have installed webcam driver/utility offered for A500 and it works perfectly. I use it with Skype without any problem.

Strange is that cam is not listed in device manager.
If possible install original Vista OS again and test functionality with ?factory settings?. This will be best test to be sure there is no hardware problem. If everything works OK let me know and I will send you my install order for Win7.

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Recently purchased a Satellite Pro A300, with built in webcam. However, when i try and use the webcam in Windows live messenger it comes up with the following error messages.

*"We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again."*

Also this message..

*"Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x82000009)"*

Now, the camera is not turned on, and Messenger is working normally.

*HELP!!*

Thanks

Folic

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Webcam is not working in Windows live messenger

When you get the message if an other program use still the camera.

So try to disable the webcam software and other messenger programs in msconfig.
Then reboot the notebook and if you want to use the webcam software you have to start the webcam software firstly.

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'Webcam driver open fail.' My webcam failed months back. Have been into forums & taken advice - nothing works.
Have cleaned disk and reloaded driver many times. This is not satisfactory.
Someone must take RESPONSIBILITY.

I need to know the CAUSE and get a SOLUTION.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC - Webcam driver open fail - Vista

Hello John and welcome to Toshiba forum.
Let us discuss about responsibility a little bit later.

Tell us at first which notebook model do you have exactly, which operating system do you use and what have you tried to fix this.

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Greetings

I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit on my Toshiba Satellite A300-1FP. I was surprised at how smoothly it went. The only thing that was missing was a Windows 7 driver for the Chicony Webcam. A number of people on these forums have suggested using the Vista 64 bit driver. I tried numerous times to make this work. I deleted the startup entry, deleted and resinstalled the driver from device manager, etc. Everything I have found on these forums I've tried.

None of it works. I continue to get the error message "Webcam driver open failed. Please restart camera or computer."

Even with the "camera assistant" the Chicony camera is really awful. Had I know before I bought the machine I would have chosen otherwise. Too late now. Without the assitant you have only the driver that comes with Windows 7 which allows you to use the camera but unless you have Hollywood quality lighting the video is so dark that it is nearly unusable. The "camera assistant" at least had a booster for darker rooms.

I don't know why Toshiba ever used this camera in the first place.
There are many people with this same exact problem who are looking for help in the various forums for their system.

If anyone knows how to handle this I would really appreciate hearing from you. Toshiba, if you're listening, what were you thinking?

Dave

Answer:Satellite A300-1FP - Chicony webcam Win 7 64bit - driver open failed

Hello

Just a little question: Have you tried this?
[Why an error message displayed "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer"?|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=18]

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if the same happens with ?factory settings?. Can you check this please?

Greets

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Hello

I just bought a *Satellite A300-1MC* (runs on Vista Home Premium), and downloaded Windows Live Mail And Live Messenger.
The inbuilt webcam won't work with Live Messenger ; and when selecting Tool, Audi + Vieo Setup in Messenger I get thye following message : "We are unable to run Audi Video setup".
The webcam works fine with the Camera Assisant Software.

I have tried : 1) killing the C.A. Software and starting Messenger ; 2) dowanloading a webcam driver from Toshiba website ; 3) Updating Windows Vista
None of the above work.
Any suggestion gladly received.....
Thomas

Answer:Satellite A300 - inbuilt Chicony webcam won't work with Win Live Messenger

You could try installing cam software such as ManyCams - http://www.manycam.com/
The program basically accesses your webcam video and redistribute it as a ManyCam video device.

Richard S.

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All greetings.

Recently took the laptop with the service center, he changed the motherboard. Prior to the service center the camera worked well, but after he took early displayed an error "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer." Read posts on this subject anywhere advised to update the BIOS, I renewed but nothing helped.

This could be due to the fact that in the service center have forgotten something to connect to the motherboard? Because in the Device Manager do not see a web camera. I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1EG number PSAG4E.

Thanks in advance for the answer. I would like to be quick to get to know to go tomorrow to a service center or not.

Answer:Satellite A300-1EG - Webcam driver open fail after mainboard exchange

Hi kuhar2007,

Maybe the authorized service provider has forgotten to connect the cable but before you contact them again you should try reinstalling webcam driver. You can get the latest version here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Normally the webcam should be listed in device manager after this. If not you should contact the ASP again. Explain this problem and they will try to help you. ;)

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Hi guys,

I have purchased the A300-1QM last week and so far I really like this notebook. There's one thing about the built-in webcam though. I know it's better not to expect the best picture from a 1.3MP webcam, but the picture I get using the latest software from the toshiba page is not only way too grainy, it also gets way too dark if the overall lighting in the room is rather darkish. From one moment to the other. Let me explain.

It goes like this: I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I start up the webcam software and the picture is really grainy (oh well) but at least it is bright enough for me to see myself in front of the computer. Then when I lean back in my chair and wait for a few seconds, the picture turns way too dark all of a sudden and I can barely see anything anymore. It seems like the webcam suddenly finds out that it's pretty dark in the room and in the background and therefore decides to fade to almost black why so ever. I dunno how to explain it better. Why would anybody want a webcam to darken the picture after a few seconds when it's already dark in the room?

I have tried all properties and settings in the latest software (night mode, that backlight thing, ...) but nothing changed. It seems to me that it has something to do with the driver, not the software. Because when I uninstall the software and restart and keep only the drivers, the described behavior does not change (in different applications like Skype for example).

Did you have si... Read more

Answer:Built-in Chicony webcam suddenly turns too dark on Satellite A300-1QM

You say that its happening with the "latest" webcam driver, was it happening with the original driver as well?

Have you removed the plastic protector that sits on the camera?

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Hello,

Since I upgrade my system to Windows 7 64bit my webcam don't work. After installing the driver I keep getting the message "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer". The camera also don't appear in the device manager and the mic don't work also.

I have a Satellite A300-1LT.

help!

tal

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail after Windows 7 upgrade

Hi pro.surfer,

Do you know the forum search? If not you should use because you will find many threads with this error message and a lot of useful instruction what do to.

I don?t know which driver you mean but you need the Camera Assistant Software for webcam. The microphone is a part of webcam so you have to install the webcam driver. ;)

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Every time I go to send my webcam or start a video call, my entire MSN freezes, and no one can see the little webcam image below my display picture.
It's the built in 1.3M web cam at the top of the screen.

Has anyone had this problem or know what the problem may be?

Answer:MSN messenger freezes starting built in webcam on Satellite A

What model laptop?

XP or vista?

If Vista, have you installed SP1?

Tried the latest chicony drivers from the Toshiba website?

Tried updating MSN Messenger?

Installed the latest DirectX?

Ran Windows Update?

Tried disabling other webcam-based programs such as Skype?

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i have an error message saying COM suragate has stopped working.
Any ideas as to what it is and how to fix?

Answer:Equium A300 - error message: COM surrogate has stopped working

Hi

It?s the first time that someone asking for this here in the forum?
I searched in forum but I was not successful.

Then I used google and found this page:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fix-for-com-surrogate-has-stopped-working-error-in-vista/

There are different possible solutions.
It seems that software like DivX and Nero could cause this error message.

Check this page for right solution.

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Despite the other thread concering the same problem on the A200, and a moderator locking it after incorrectly assuming it had been resolved, it hasn't been resolved.

The issue (as anyone would discover if they searched the net about it) is not limited to a specific model of the satellite, but rather, it is the catalyst driver (and we have to use the one supplied by toshiba), and has been ongoing for years, and only occurs when another screen is attached.

Has anyone found a solution to the problem?

How about Toshiba actually caring enough to look into it... or should I just get a refund and buy a different laptop? This is my 3rd Toshiba laptop in as many years, because I like them, but them moving from GEFORCE to ATI was a BIG MISTAKE.

So how about it Toshiba, gonna fix it for us?

Answer:ATIKMDAG error on Satellite A300

Hello

You wrote very interesting opinion and it is OK but I am afraid you are wrong. Every notebook series is somehow different and maybe you should not understand it as ?general Toshiba problem?. Use Google and you will find many threads in different forums where people report about the same issue on different desktops and laptops.

Just for example, Toshiba has obviously fixed this on Satellite A210 and you can see it under http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb/60/TSB8100R30000R01.htm

If the problem with A300 exists I am pretty sure Toshiba will make the effort and offer the solution as for A210 model.
Satellite A300 is pretty new and not so long on the market. BIOS and display driver updates cannot be created over night and I am afraid you must be patient about it.

At the end I must say that moderator done very good job. You should not confuse people with your ?personal? statements and they should not think in wrong direction.

Good luck!

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Please help.....!

I've had the Toshiba notebook since January, no major problems.

Yesterday when I booted my notebook suddenly it rebooted on a blue screen for around 30 seconds, then rebooted on another screen asking if I wanted to boot in safe mode...?! Or normal windows

When I boot on the normal windows it always goes on the blue screen that displays some writing, however there is not enough time to read the content...

I have also tried to boot on safe mode and solve the problem by following the suggested steps by restoring an earlier date setting...however is doesn't happen..
Does anybody have a suggestion, I really don't want to loose the data I have on the unit...

Thanks


Vincenzo

Answer:Satellite A300 1MC - Bluescreen error

Hi All,

Can anybody help?

I have tried Startup Repair & try System Restore......still get Blue screen errorr...

Has anybody had this problem before?

Thanks

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My Satellite A-300 PSAJ4E doesn't recognise DVD-RW and CD-ROM device. It says can't load drivers for the device, it might been damaged or lost (code 39). I failed to upload the drivers from Toshiba support center.

The exact name of the device : *PIONEER DVD-RW DVRKD08A ATA DEVICE*.

What shall I do? Thanks

Answer:Satellite A300 - Error code 39 on CD/DVD drive

Hi!

Searching on the Microsoft Knowledge Base takes only few minutes and I have founded this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

So follow the Microsoft workaround to remove the upper- and lower filters. After this the drive should work again.

Bye

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Hi all

I have managed to install WXP on my pro A300. and i have put many of the needed drivers ect back on the system, but i am having trouble with powersaver a cannot seem to get it to work properly i just get a error message a bit like the one on this page, if it works:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Toshiba-Power-Saver-Problems-t87338.html

The little window with the 0x0 error.
I read somewhere i need common modules installed before i install any of the tosh drivers, (I do not have any tosh boot CDs)

I have installed my wxp from cd i bought off ebay, as windows was corrupted by virus, and downloaded all the drivers from this site so my computer runs fine, better even, but power saver does not work.
How can i amend this?
Can i download the setup cd off internet, not from dodgy torrent site, or is it on this site somewhere right under my nose.

Thanks i advance.

Jeff

Answer:Power saver 0x0 error on my Satellite Pro A300-1dz

Hi

First of all you have to install Common Modules before you install any other Toshiba tools or drivers. The Common Modules are required to make other Toshiba programs work properly.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know which error message you get exactly from Toshiba Power Saver. Can you add this information please?

In your case I would uninstall Toshiba Power Saver. Then install Common Modules first and then the other Toshiba tools.
After installing Windows XP on my notebook I have used the following installation order for Toshiba tools but note, all drivers like display, sound, etc. should be installed first:
Windows XP SP3
All drivers
TOSHIBA Common Modules
TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility
TOSHIBA Touchpad ON/OFF
TOSHIBA Utilities
TOSHIBA Power Saver
TOSHIBA Assist

The Toshiba recovery disk can?t be downloaded. As far as I know this notebook is normally delivered with Windows Vista and therefore you have to create a recovery disk yourself as you can read in user manual.
But now it?s too late and you have to order new disk from Toshiba directly.

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Hello, I have a network Toshiba Satellite A300 and when I start the Windows Vista and the error message appears. This error is cec_main.exe.

I remove the Camera assistant software and reboot the computer, when restart Windows the message not apears. I install the Camera assistant software and this error appears again.

Anybody has the solution?

Answer:Satellite A300 - CEC_MAIN.EXE error on start up

Hello

The CEC_MAIN.EXE application belongs to the camera software and if you have already tried to reinstall it you should check your firewall and security software.
I think your security software is blocking this application so check this!

If it doesn?t work remove the software and reboot the notebook. Use CCleaner to clean the system and restart again. After this install the newest software from the Toshiba page.

Greets

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There seems to be a problem with the latest VAP (1.2.28) for A300-models for Windows 7 x64. I want to unzip the package but winrar gives me an error regarding the TC20043200A.exe file. It seems the file is broken or something.

Anybody else facing this problem??

Answer:Satellite A300 - Error if I extract downloaded VAP

Hi mate

Did you try to use the WinZip?
Try it!

I have downloaded this file and was able to unzip it using the *WinZip.*

But using WinRAR I got the same error?
Possibly there is something wrong with the package? however? WinZip works fine!

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Hello.

I have problem with Critical Error on Toshiba Satellite A300-1MW. My operating system is Windows Xp Pro with SP2 with installed drivers which are downloaded from Toshiba site.
Here is the name of this Error:

STOP: 0x0000000A (0x000000E8, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x806E4A16)

I also made some screens:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8246/31807896.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/4004/49760343.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/6674/48394233.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/1567/70847159.jpg

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/9399/84576775.jpg

Can somebody tell me how to fix this problem?
Thanks in advance.

Message was edited by: Tralla20

Answer:Critical Error (BSOD) on Satellite A300-1MW

Hi!

About your BSOD you can search in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for this issue. There you can find good descriptions how to solve the problems.
I have searched for you and founded this interesting link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063/

About the other problems I can say it?s not easy to understand because it?s not English language but I think the reason for this is the BSOD so try to solve this first.

Bye

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My inbuilt webcam stopped working. I downloaded and installed the last available driver (Chicony 1.7.115.0213) but still the camera doesn't work. When I run the camera assistant software it tells me that the camera is disconnected. On the other hand there's a Windows notice telling me that there's an unknown USB device (Port_#0001.Hub_#0002) which I suppose is the camera. I tried googling the question or searching this forum but I've got no answer. I'd truly appreciate if someone can help me find a solution. Just in case here're my PC details:

Satellite A200-1DY
Intel? Core?2 Duo
Code: PSAE3E-01F00GSP
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
32bits

Thanks in advance!

Victor

Answer:Satellite A200 - Webcam disconnected "unknown device" message

Hi

> On the other hand there's a Windows notice telling me that there's an unknown USB device (Port_#0001.Hub_#0002) which I suppose is the camera

Yes, this could be the internal webcam.
Seems the driver has not been installed properly.
What to say; first of all remove the old webcam software from the system.
Then clean the OS using an tool like CCLeaner for example.
After that go to device manager and remove the unknown device.
Reboot the unit.
Install the webcam software again and check if the device has been recognized again.

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I have a Satellite C660 series laptop. the web cam was working fine with the old driver installed..
I work away quite a bit and use Skype to speak to my wife while stuck in a hotel room...

I logged in as normal but skype couldn't find the camera, i opened the camera manually using the side browser bar on the desktop and got an error message "Device is locked by other application" I shut all other programs down which may be using it but still got the same message.

Still couldnt get it working so looked in the task manager and process tree to see if anything was running (didnt really know what i was looking for in the processes.)

I then updated and reinstalled the driver - this is the latest version of the driver and changed the appearance of the camera home screen - still got same error message.

Tried numerous times to install driver but nothing... yet the face recognition screen comes on and uses the webcam.... so i know the camera works but it wont open manually or with skype

Please help

Answer:Satellite C660: webcam message - Device is locked by other application

Hi

I think you cannot use the cam in connection with the skype because the webcam is blocked by another software? I assume its face recognition.

I recommend doing this:
Uninstall webcam software
Uninstall face recognition
Reboot the unit
Install webcam software
Install face recognition
?and then test it with skype.


Greets

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Good evening,

I am recently trying to install Windows 7 in my Satellite A300-276. I actually install it but when I want to start it apears a message saying:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix (...)"

and then, in the same page:
"File:\Windows\system32\Drivers\nvraid.sys"
"Status:0xc0000098"
"Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing, or corrupt"

Could someone help me with this?

Thank you very much.

Best regards,

Andr?

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - nvraid.sys error on Windows start

Hey,

Can you start Windows in safe mode?

Furthermore it would be interesting what you installed or changed on driver/software. Maybe a system restore to an earlier point could be useful.

By the way: Did you use a Microsoft Windows 7 disk?

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When I try to watch a DVD or movie files from an external hard drive using TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER, it finds the file or movie okay starts to play then an error message pops up saying the following - *An error has occured in the Audio Output Settings. Please check that the sound driver is set up properly.*

I want to know how to access the sound driver to check the settings. Any help would be appreicated.

Cheers

Dale

Answer:Satellite A300 - Error has occured in the audio settings

Hi Dale_S,

This is depending on the sound card that you have but normally you can access the settings via control panel > Realtek Sound effect manager.

As the error message already say you could also try reinstalling the driver. This takes only few minutes.
Furthermore it would be interesting to know if this happens with other players too, like VLC media player.

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Hello guys,

A friend of mine has bought a new Toshiba A300-1N8 without OS a month ago.

I've installed Win XP Pro Sp3 and after 2 days of wondering how to enable the ACHI (because in compability mode it was hellish slow), I found how to do it and I made my XP with NLite and the extracted drivers from the Intel Matrix Storage Manager - ICH9M and reinstalled the windows in ACHI mode without any problems (because i still didnt know that there is way to install it without reistaling of windows)
I've installed all the drivers from the site and everything was fine till the moment we discovered that randomly the system stops responding and freezing... then the only way is restarting from the Power Button.

I found that in the Event Viewer (in the control panel - administrative tools) on the System information randomly appears an error:
{color:#ff0000}"The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor, did not respond within the timeout period". {color}
And the Iastor.sys actually was the system driver for the Intel AHCI controller, is it right?

So after that error apears - the the HDD lights permanently on and the system stopped responding after a few time or after trying to restart or turn off from windows start menu.

i found here
[http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1368385]
that the error may be can be fixed by changing the parameters in the LPM from 1 to 0.
I fixed it but the error still apears and the system crashes randomly :(

Any suggestions?

Answer:Satellite A300-1N8 on XP in AHCI - "iaStor" error and freezing

Hmm? I read on one of the websites which I?ve found in google that an HDD malfunction could cause this issue too.
One guy reported about the same time out issue and after the Win XP installation on other HDD the error didn?t occur.

You should also ensure that the option ?DMA if available? has been chosen in device manger -> Primary IDE channel -> Advanced settings -> Device 0

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Hi, I have a laptop satellite a300 and when I boot the system I get an error message 'Error loading operating system' - if some kind poster can help me on this matter it would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Don

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - Error loading operating system

Do the BIOS recognize the HDD? Check this in BIOS.

Can you boot in safe mode?
If you can go in the advanced boot menu, choose repair my computer and select the Toshiba recovery option. This procedure reinstalls the OS.

This feature is only available with a preinstall Windows Vista. If you have Windows XP, you must use the CD.

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Laptop = Satellite Pro A300
Platform = Visa PS2


In my device manager I have two errors.

Under 'Other devices', both say 'Base System Device'
Under Hardware Ids, the first one says:

PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_FF1C1179&REV_12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_FF1C1179
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&CC_0880

The second one says:
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_FF1C1179&REV_12
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_FF1C1179
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_088000
PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&CC_0880

I believe it has something to do with my card reader.
Can anybody direct me to the right web site to use the drivers?

Answer:Base System Device error for my Satellite Pro A300

Here is a nice page:
http://www.pcidatabase.com/

You can search for details of PCI devices.
VEN means Vendor
DEV means Device

VEN 1180 = Ricoh
DEV 0592 = Ricoh Memory Stick Controller

So the case is clear: it?s card reader controller.

I recommend reinstalling the driver.

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I am not really providing any solution, but faced similar problem with my Satellite A300-1EI laptop, purchased in Dubai, UAE. I tried to make recovery discs through Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator. However, everytime, I got an error message. I tried with Verbatim, Philips DVD-R and lost several DVDs. Meanwhile on some net surfing, I found out that Toshiba DVD writer is a bit sensitive and try using Verbatim brand DVD-R. I tried with Verbatim 2 days ago and at the last moment when I was about to dance with joy that first DVD is created, received an erro message as below

*"The following issue occured while recording data to the disc.*
*The current process will be stopped.*

*A power calibration area error occurred.*
*Please check if the dics is scratched or dirty.*
*If so, please try again with a new disc.*

*(Error Code: 0E01B5-26-00037304)"*

I really do not understand the message. Can you advise on how to create the recovery discs.

Regards,
Vijay

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - Error while creating Recovery Disk

Hi

For me it looks like the used DVD disks are not fully supported by ODD.
It seems to be a compatibility issue.

I had such issue in the past but I could solve it using another DVD from another manufacturer.
I made a good experience with TDK DVD-R.
Using the ?R disk I was able to burn the disk but using the +R I received an error.

Cheers

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First of all, sorry about my english, but it's not my native language. About my technical problrm, short and simply:
I am useing Toshiba Sat A300-1GN with Vista 32-bit. I was trying to create a recovery disc by useing Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator.

I have inserted a totaly new DVD disc to DVD writer, and program was running very well but suddenly it just fail giving an error with something like that "There was an error in reinforcement calibration area. Error code: 0E01B5-26-00037304"

What's wrong?

What should I do to create tha disc? I can only add, that I have turned of my any-virus system just like it was said in Toshiba manual, but it didn't help.

Pleas, help.

Answer:Recovery Disc Creator Error - Satellite A300-1GN

What is the brand of DVD disc you are using?

Some cheap brands cause problems like this, to ensure you use good quality media such as TDK or Taiyo Yuden.

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Good evening.
I've encountered a problem with my Satellite A300.
I can't get the disk drive to function.

Device manager says the driver is current. But also says it is corrupt "code 39".
I have tried downloading new drivers from Toshibas website but they all come up as code 39 unable to install. The first I noticed it was last night when I was installing Norton 360. I had the cd it worked once then nothing.

Has anyone ran across this before?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:CD/DVD drive does not work - error code 39 on Satellite A300

Hi

I had the same issue and I found a solution here in the forum.
The problem is that your Windows registry is muddled up.

You should firstly access the device manager and should remove the CD/DVD drive from the device list.
Secondly you have to start the registry and have to remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values completely from the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Finally reboot the notebook and test the CD/DVD drive again!

Bye

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