Integrated Webcam/Mic not detected after re-instal/recovery of windows 7

HP Pavilion dv7, Product number: A6X02UA#ABA
So... After recovering windows and installing the minimum recovery image (No extra junk or files)  I have a squeaky clean computer with the bare minimum on it.  Everything is working great, Until I installed Skype and found I have no integrated webcam, or mic anymore.   In the Device Manager, There is no imaging devices.  It also says ALL drivers installed are up to date.
I have read everyone’s answer that "if its not in the device manager, its a hardware problem i.e. the short cable that comes unplugged behind the screen"   But it is impossible... or at least 99.9% improbable.  As I used Skype successfully prior to the reinstall of windows 7, and did not move the computer, close/open the screen, unplug, or even sneeze on this thing since last using the camera and mic. The only thing that has changed was the windows recovery.  So far everything else works great. Even the Biometrics device. Why not the cam or mic?

Hello Nostopin,
I'll posted the link as an example of how to find a hardware ID in general.
However if you cannot find the webcam in the device manager which sounds strange to me if it was working correctly before, then there is no way to install drivers for it because windows does not recognise the hardware.
Believe me that I would like to give you a working driver but I cannot give you one simply because I have no hardware ID.
As far as I know there are three options now.
1 The hardware is broken
2 You didn't see the hardware ID (Which I doubt after your story.)
3 this video
 In my opinon there are no other options with the information I currently have.
The doors of wisdom are never shut. Benjamin Franklin
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