I’ve noticed that a lot of people still read my post about this. It has been a few years since I first put it up but I guess Sony Vaio laptops are hard to let go. I can understand that since I still have mine and do use it occasionally.
The hardware and OS are still the same. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR35G that is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. To get the camera working, I did the following:
- Download two files: camera driver and extractor.
- Install the extractor. Run it and point it to the executable driver installer.
- Open the folder where the files were extracted to and double-click on the installer.
I used the 64 bit version since that is what I have. There wasn’t any notification or dialog box saying that it was done when I ran it. Test it by opening your video chat application and just try it out.
Thank you for visiting and I hope this still works like it did for me a long time ago. Drop me a note if you have any comments, suggestions or questions. I’m still around.
I doubt anyone has missed this. Anyway. I don’t have desktops anymore. I don’t even have Linux, which is really really sad. I will go back to it once I have more time. These are the machines I have now.
Toshiba Satellite S40t-AS102X
Intel Core i5-3337U (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
14.0″ WXGA HD Clear SuperView LED Backlight
Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M + Intel HD Graphics 4000
4096MB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM expandable to 16384MB
750GB (SATA) with shock absorbers
Samsung Chromebook XE303C12
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual (1.7GHz) 1MB CPU Cache
11.6″ LED HD
OS Google Chrome
Sony Vaio VGN-CR35G
Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 (2.10GHz)
14.1″ WGA Display
Wireless 4965 AGN
Mobility Radeon X2300
Toshiba MK2546GS 200GB HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate
As promised, I’ve uploaded a copy of the hal.dll from my working XP machine. The file host I had been using died and disappeared. Hopefully, this new one lasts a bit longer. I wrote about my hal.dll issues in the past. The first one was about how I fixed the hal.dll error without using a cd. I was successful during that attempt but it just kept coming back. I then wrote another post about my problems with hal.dll with a lot more detail.
Here’s the download link to the copy of hal.dll: http://www.filehostfree.com/?d=51332A7C1
Best of luck!
Updated 03/03/13: Updated hal.dll download link. New link, verified working.