Is your webcam broken?

In Windows XP, you notice that the USB attached webcam is not working. What system utility can tell you the status of the webcam?

A) Event Log

B) Device Manager

C) Control Panel

D) Service Management

E) FreeCell

The answer: B) Device Manager

The Device Manager can tell you if the attached device is working properly and which resources are currently being used by the hardware.

Want to know more? Watch “Working with Device Drivers.”

If you’re going to troubleshoot hardware, you’ll certainly be working with device drivers in Windows’ Device Manager. In this video, we’ll discuss the importance of device drivers and interactively walk you through the installation, troubleshooting, and uninstall of device drivers in Windows XP.