Need Help in installing isight in windows XP

janaala

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Sep 28, 2006
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I recently installed Windows XP with SP2 on my Mac. It installed perfectly with all the drivers except Apple Built-in iSight. Have any one seen this problem or can anyone help me with resolving this problem?

The following error occurs while installing the iSight driver.

"Cannot Start this Hardware"

"Windows Cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware (code 37)"

Thanks,
Jana
 

aptar

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Sep 16, 2006
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I'm having the exact same problem. Says iSight - Unprogrammed.

Surely someone has encountered it and found a fix (other than the routine answer of uninstall and reinstall drivers).
 

nightelf

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Mar 25, 2003
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Do you have the latest BootCamp? There are new drivers, including the iSight. I tried in my iMac C2D and iSight works correctly in Messenger Live.
 

aptar

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Sep 16, 2006
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nightelf said:
Do you have the latest BootCamp? There are new drivers, including the iSight. I tried in my iMac C2D and iSight works correctly in Messenger Live.
In my case, I literally downloaded the latest bootcamp, followed all instructions, and it still won't work.
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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I cannot imagine how simply installing the new BootCamp allowed one to have their iSight begin working? Guess I'll have to test it.

Well, I just installed the new BootCamp, and the iSight still doesn't work. Now I'm going to reburn the drivers CD and see what that has on it.

EDIT: I should also note that it's COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE for an install of BootCamp to effect an install of Windows on an NTFS partition. OS X has "limited write" capabilites to NTFS (read: cannot write to it at all), so there's simply no way an upgrade of BootCamp can install a driver that Windows could use if one's BootCamp partition is NTFS. It should also be noted that Windows cannot read/write HFS+ without 3rd party support, so no dice there either.
 

yellow

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OK...

So, one should download the new BootCamp beta and re-burn the Macintosh Drivers CD (assuming one has BC alrady installed). Reboot into Windows and install the drivers off the newly burned CD and the iSight will then show up with a driver under Imaging Devices (in the Computer Management screen).
 

janaala

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Sep 28, 2006
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As you guys suggested I created the mac drivers CD for windows xp again with new version of bootcamp 1.1.2 but iSight still did not work. may be i install the windows xp again but it is a tedious process :(
 

Niagra

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Jan 15, 2007
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EDIT: I should also note that it's COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE for an install of BootCamp to effect an install of Windows on an NTFS partition. OS X has "limited write" capabilites to NTFS (read: cannot write to it at all), so there's simply no way an upgrade of BootCamp can install a driver that Windows could use if one's BootCamp partition is NTFS. It should also be noted that Windows cannot read/write HFS+ without 3rd party support, so no dice there either.
Well the reinstallation of boot camp itself might be incapable of changing how windows behaves, but to burn the latest drivers you'll need the latest boot camp. You're right, but not in the big picture. ;>
 

yellow

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Oct 21, 2003
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Well the reinstallation of boot camp itself might be incapable of changing how windows behaves, but to burn the latest drivers you'll need the latest boot camp. You're right, but not in the big picture. ;>
Actually, I'm correct in the big picture, not in the small picture.

One must download and install the latest bootcamp to burn a new CD with the latest drivers, but BC in no way effects the current Windows partition. One still must boot into Windows to install the updated drivers. Semantics. However, since apparently there are sticklers out there.. what I should have said was:

yellow said:
EDIT: I should also note that it's COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE for an install of BootCamp to DIRECTLY effect an install of Windows on an NTFS partition. OS X has "limited write" capabilities to NTFS (read: cannot write to it at all), so there's simply no way an upgrade of BootCamp can DIRECTLY install a driver that Windows could use if one's BootCamp partition is NTFS. It should also be noted that Windows cannot read/write HFS+ without 3rd party support, so no dice there either.
Better?

Anyway, I think I pretty much covered that in my post directly after that..

OK...

So, one should download the new BootCamp beta and re-burn the Macintosh Drivers CD (assuming one has BC already installed). Reboot into Windows and install the drivers off the newly burned CD and the iSight will then show up with a driver under Imaging Devices (in the Computer Management screen).