I'm running Windows 7 x64 on a Dell XPS m1730 laptop. I recently re-installed Windows 7 (complete wipe) and since that time, have been unable to get my Creative Labs Integrated Webcam working (or even recognized).
I have the OEM drivers (which may or may not be 64 bit), and installing them has no apparent effect (the webcam software is installed but when run, says that there is no webcam found and to please connect it).
In Device Manager, the webcam device is not listed at all. I have been able to identify all the other unidentified devices (they are all related to the SD card reader that I'm not using so haven't bothered to install); the webcam is not there.
Additionally, I have also tried the "Have Disk..." method, to no avail. I can see the .ini files, but when loaded using Have Disk... no devices are listed.
The fact that I do not get an error when selecting the .ini file is quite interesting - any other bogus ini file gives me an error message (or if I select the correct .ini file but under the wrong hardware category, I get the same error). Here I get no error when loading the .ini file in the Add Hardware wizard - just an empty list of Manufacturers and Models. So I can't proceed.
The physical device should still be plugged in. There is no reason that it would be disconnected through a simple hard drive swap and OS reinstall, so I doubt that is it.
I'm at a loss. What should I try next (short of a complete wipe)?