Hello. I can assit you with your question. I just need some additional information.
What operating system are you running on your computer?
Where did you get the software that you installed for the camera driver?
Vista Home Premium
It came with the computer
I got the error recently, but did not use much before
The first thing I would recommend doing is uninstalling the software related to the webcam, as you had suggested as a possiblilty. Also, if you recently installed webcam related software that could be conflicting with the original software, remove that as well.
Then go to the following link for the latest software for the camera from Gateway:
http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/getFile.asp?id=21936&dscr=Chicony Webcam Driver Package - Windows 32-bit/64-bitVersion: Webcam Driver 6.2.218.0524, Camera Assistant 1.7.050.1029
Please let me know how you make out with that so we can determine how to proceed.