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Stop Skype from Crashing in Windows 8

It's detected in the different operating systems that it crashes while contacting with others via instant messages, webcams or microphones. In such circumstances, you have no need to get depressed, contacting Skype Customer service professionals you can eradicate this problem easily and efficiently. Here are some ways you can also follow up to solve the Skype crashing problems.
Fix #1: Repair Skype Installation
Sometimes, an inaccurate installation of the program can cause Skype to crash. So, follow up the procedure mentioned below to fix the Skype installation issues:

    1.Go to the 'Start' menu and then click the 'Search' box.
    2.Next, input the 'Control Panel' in the box, and click the 'Apps' icon.
    3.From the Results, Choose the 'Control Panel,' and then click the 'More Settings' button.
    4.Click on the 'Programs' icon and go to the 'Programs and Features.'
    5.Locate the Skype program and right-click on it. Choose the 'Uninstall' option.
    6.Click the 'Repair Option.' It will repair the installation file automatically. Fix #2: Re-enable the Skype Add-on in the Browser
    While installing the Skype program, its add-on is automatically installed in the web browser. Sometimes, issues with the plug-ins often cause Skype to freeze and crash. Here's how to re-enable the plug-in.
      1.Open your web browser and click the 'Menu' option.
      2.Choose the 'Tools' option, followed by the 'Extensions.'
      3.Locate the Skype icon, and deselect the 'Enabled' checkbox.
      4.Re-open your browser program. Again, repeat the same process and go to the Check box for Skype.
      5.Next, select the 'Enabled' checkbox. Fix #3: Update Audio/Video Drivers
      Sometimes, out-of-date graphic drivers can encounter various issues with Skype. So, update the audio and video drivers of your system with the latest version that you can download from the manufacturer's site. Here, you will find the updated version, choose the compatible one and follow up the instructions to install them. At such time, you can seek the help of either Skype technicians or Microsoft support professionals.
      Fix #4: Optimize Registry
      Whenever you reinstall and uninstall a program, Windows registry is up-to-date about it. Although, a registry is interrupted when irregular activities are outdone in the operating system. So, download and install a registry cleaner for Windows 8 that will let you clear out several registry issues on your PC. It will clean the registry of your program automatically.
      Fix #5: Install Latest Direct X
      If your Skype program is running slowly or often crashing or freezing, then download and install the new version of the Microsoft Direct X to fix the issue and boost up the Skype performance effectively.
      Fix #6: Check your Antivirus Software
      It's possible that the virus can attack your PC from any open source. Additionally, it critically influences the system performance and slows it down. At such time, your Skype program also gets infected by it. So, install trustworthy security software to scan your computer and detect/remove the threatening programs. Also, ensure that your security program isn't blocking the Skype from working. If it's, then seek the help for it to detect the cause and fix the issue instantly.

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Messenger 10. Newly download. XP operating system. When I try to view any cams I always get the message that the cam is Not Connected?


This problem occurs especially because you opened another program that uses your webcam. You should close any other program that might be using your webcam because a simple webcam can only interact with one program. If it doesn't work, try reinstalling it / then messenger with another version.

If you are satisfied, please rate or/and leave a testimonial. Thanks!

May 09, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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how to use video camera while chatting


Hello there.

Here is some information from Yahoo! about how to start your webcam!

If this was helpful, let me know with a couple thumbs up! :)



To start a webcam conversation:

  1. Select Messenger ' My Webcam. The "My Webcam" window opens.

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  2. Select Actions ' More Actions.

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  3. Click Invite to View My Webcam. The "Invite to View My Webcam" window appears.

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  4. Select a friend from "My Contacts" or click Other Contact and type the Yahoo! ID of someone not in your Contact List.
  • Your friend will receive an invitation message on their computer to accept or decline your invitation.
  • When your friend accepts, a conversation window appears on your screen.
  1. Type your message in the text area at the bottom of the Conversation window.
  2. Select Conversation ' Close when you are finished.

May 02, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I DONT KNOW HOW TO SWITCH ON THE WEBCAM


If the notebook with an integrated webcam is running either Vista or Windows 7, you can use Cyberlink YouCam to test the webcam. However, if the notebook is still using the original Windows 7 operating system, you should use the HP Media Smart webcam application. If the notebook operating system has been changed to XP, there is no XP compatible version of WebCam. You should consider using one of the instant messaging programs that is available for different operating systems.

Nov 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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my webcam does not function anymore when i use my skype i dont have an image


Please check if the webcam is detected in the device manager, if yes then follow the step's below. Skype To set up and use your webcam in Skype, follow the steps below. Be sure to upgrade to the latest version of Skype from http://www.skype.com .
  1. Log into Skype.
  2. Double-click a user also logged into Skype from your Contact List to begin an instant message.
  3. Click the Check settings icon to set up your microphone, speakers, and webcam.
  4. NOTE: Sometimes, Skype does not recognize the HP default microphone. If the microphone is not working, go to Device Manager and select the Integrated Microphone Array .
  5. Click the Video Call icon to begin a video chat.
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  7. An invitation will be sent to the other user. To start the webcam, the other user must click Answer . A video image will display in the instant message.
  8. If the other user wishes to share their webcam with you, they will need to click their Video call icon, and you will need to accept their invitation when prompted.
  9. To end the video chat, click the red telephone icon c02035254.jpg .

Jun 13, 2010 | HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv6626us PC...

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how to use web cam


How does a webcam work?There are two different ways to use a webcam at home — through e-mail and with instant messaging programs.
E-mail your video filesTouse a webcam with e-mail, first launch the software that comes with thecamera. Depending on the model, the process of e-mailing and recordingyour video messages may vary. Press Start or Record to begin the videomessage. Click Stop and then preview the video. You can then clickE-mail or Send, which will automatically open your default e-mailprogram (Outlook 2007).
When sending a video e-mail, the longerthe video message recorded, the bigger the attachment will be, so makesure the recipient’s computer can handle the size. The recipient of thee-mail does not need special software to see your video message; he orshe simply chooses to open the attachment and the mini-movie will play.
Instant MessagingA popular way to chat with webcams is in “real-time” with instant messaging programs such as Windows Live Messenger. Note that both ends must have a webcam to chat visually.
Duringa chat, there will be an option to start the webcam right on thescreen, or under the Options or Tools pull-down menu. In Windows LiveMessenger, click Actions > Video > Start a video chat. If youhappen to have a Microsoft LifeCam, starting a video chat is eveneasier.
The Windows Live Call button is similar to speed-dialingon your phone. Pressing the Call Button — located at the top of theLifeCam — will automatically bring up your buddy list, showing youwhich contacts are online. Simply pick one and start your video chat.
Youcan also blog your webcam photos. For example, the LifeCam one-touchblogging feature allows you to take a still photograph with yourLifeCam and post it directly to your Windows Live Space blog. Instantshow and tell, if you will.
To show off your favourite webcam pics, head to the Windows Live Spaces homepage, click Create your space, and start expressing yourself!
Helpful hintsBefore you start using your webcam, follow these tips on security, operation and webcam etiquette.
  • It’s highly unlikely — but not impossible — that someone would try tohack into your webcam to tap into the conversation or use the webcam tospy on you, says Payette. Sending recorded video messages via e-mail ismore secure than real-time Internet chatting.
  • Here’s alittle-known fact about some webcams: the user has the option to turnon a motion sensor function that transforms the device into a “nannycam” so it’ll begin recording once it senses movement.
  • Don’t expect terrific video quality. It’s often possible to adjust theresolution by toying with the webcam’s software settings. But thehigher the quality, the choppier the video frame rates.
  • Some webcams require an additional microphone to record audio, so check before buying.
  • Adjust your camera’s focus, point it towards your face and, mostimportantly, look right into the “eye” of the webcam so your friends onthe other end see more than just your forehead.
  • Webcam netiquette and dress are just like real-life: be polite, be courteous, and wear something casual but presentable.

Jan 23, 2010 | Acer Aspire One A150-1006 Notebook

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