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Lifecam vx6000 not working with yahoo messenger

Every time I try to invite someone to view my webcam on yahoo messenger it will freeze and then yahoo messenger stops responding and I have to restart. I have yahoo 8.1. I have uninstalled both the yahoo and webcam and reinstalled. Same problem. I am running xp. This is on a dell inspiron notebook.

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    having the same problem on yahoo with the cam ...it works fine but when i have a viewer it will freeze ....i have dell inspiron also and am running xp

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Normal 0 How much memory do you have installed in your computer? It may need to be increased as this is likely to be the cause of your computer freezing.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

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Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.
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