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evasvobodova
by Visitor 4 Posts
on May 2011
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Vaio camera blue screen

Hi, I bought a new vaio VPCEA1S1E and few weeks later I accidentally got virus on it. I didn't manage to back up any data (I know there's a vaio programme for it), so I reinstalled Windows 7 (64bit) from a new CD.

I downloaded all the drivers I found on sony webpage -I guess- and almost everything works fine (except the assist button (does nothing) and vaio button-which now works as mute button)
BUT I cannot start the camera-there's no driver, no utility for it in my pc.
Everytime I start an application that searches for the camera (skype etc.), the system crashes and blue screen appears.

I'm considering switching to Ubuntu soon, so I have a question whether there is any chance to fix the camera now that I'm still on Windows cause I'm not sure how vaio downloads work with linux. Thank you.

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evasvobodova
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Vaio camera blue screen

OK, I magically no-idea-how managed to fix it! Thank you God Almighty!

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Blencogo
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Vaio camera blue screen

Well done - that is good news.

The drivers for the camera are part of Windows and the camera should work with any Windows system.

I have no idea why it now works either but I am also thankful for you.

:smileyhappy:

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evasvobodova
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Vaio camera blue screen

I don't know why it didn't work, it was normally displayed in the devices. But I think that the final solution was to update the driver.

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