Solved: XP not recognizing Camera

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megavolt

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I have bought a cheap USB endoscope that is suppose to get recognized automatically both in Windows 7 and XP. I tried out this camera on my old LG LE50 express laptop, which uses XP Professional, but the USB will not recognize this camera. I tried the camera on another XP laptop, and it worked. I also tried it on a Win7 desktop and it worked - therefore I am sure that it's not the camera itself. I ran sfc /scannow, deleted all the USB ports and devises so that they could re-install, and tried to find some sort of driver, but nothing helps. I took the battery out and waited for a while, hoping that something would reset in the motherboard, but it didn't help. I know as a last resort I can re-install XP, but I really do not want to go there if possible.
Can someone please help me?
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megavolt

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OK. I have solved the problem, but please don't ask me to explain why it worked. :)
The bios (PhoenixBios) on the laptop is very simple, without a lot to configure. From the very start of this problem I looked through the bios to see if there was any settings that could cause me trouble, and couldn't really find anything (it has no PnP or USB configuration). So I left the bios alone. Now, that I am getting desperate, I figured I'd set it to "default" - it couldn't hurt. Beforehand though, I noted all the settings that I had, and then choose "load setup defaults". Then I checked the bios again, and saw what I suspected - none of my settings changed from what I had beforehand. It was probably set to default from the beginning. Never-the-less, after doing this, my camera miraculously started working. I suppose I should have done this to begin with - go figure.
 
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