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    I have a Logitech USB 2.0 webcam that sometimes doesn't show up after starting up the computer. If I disconnect it from the USB port and reconnect, it shows up fine. I use the latest drivers and software. I was wondering if there is some kind of batch file I could use in the start up folder that would ensure that the camera loads every time. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks for any assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Brooks View Post
    I have a Logitech USB 2.0 webcam that sometimes doesn't show up after starting up the computer. If I disconnect it from the USB port and reconnect, it shows up fine. I use the latest drivers and software. I was wondering if there is some kind of batch file I could use in the start up folder that would ensure that the camera loads every time. I have Windows 7 Home Premium. Thanks for any assistance.
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    Is the PC completely powered off or hibernating or sleeping?

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    The pc is completely powered off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Brooks View Post
    The pc is completely powered off.
    Have you tried it on a different USB port?

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    Sometimes, too many programs are loaded at boot time and the computer gets confused... For the programs I want to manually load after the boot sequence, I am using a small script file containing:
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    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    
    WScript.sleep 120000
    
    WshShell.Run """C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE"" /recycle"
    WScript.sleep 60000
    (This example justs launches Outlook after 120 seconds and it waits 60 seconds before the next command -- not shown here). Save this file with the extension .vbs, then create a shortcut to this file and put this shortcut in your start menu (I don't remember why I couldn't put the .vbs file directly in the Start menu but it works that way!). Now my boot sequence is much longer (about 6 minutes) but at least I am sure that all my programs are automatically loaded (e-mail, browser, Skype, OpenOffice quick starter, etc.) in the right order and it saves me a few clicks.
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