Sorry for tardiness in answering..
No this is not the original OS. I made a Toshiba recovery disc when I got this laptop and have used it to reinstall OS [which is windows 7 home premium]. There used to be a bar at left side of screen [hidden until mouse hovered over] that would operate [start] the web cam.
I have done some driver updates, but nothing for the web cam. In device manager I can see a web cam under Imaging devices and in properties it states that it is working properly, mfg is sonnix ver 184.108.40.206. When I type webcam in search at start i get nothing. If I pop the Toshiba recovery in will it get it back? Or do I need to uninstall device and reinstall it all ? Where would I get the soft/driver for this?
p.s. I have another standalone web cam by vivitar installed on the laptop also, but it is not permanent and I will be uninstalling it to put on another machine.