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This might be a compatibility problem between your webcam drivers with the new Windows Live Messenger program. You may want to:
1. Update your webcam drivers and see if Windows Live Messenger can detect it when you run the Audio Video setup from its Tools menu.
2. Or you can downgrade back to the older version of Windows Live Messenger which is compatible for your camera. Doing this however also requires that you uninstall all the Windows Live Beta products from your computer.
Note: You will not see a separate Windows Live Messenger on your Add/Remove programs, instead you will either see there Windows Live Beta products or Windows Live Essentials.
You can download the older versions of Windows Live Messenger from:
Windows Live Messenger 8.1:
Windows Live Messenger 8.5:
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Hehe:) It means something else is using your webcam, try uninstalling the webcam from the system, then reinstall it :)
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I tried to uninstall windows live from the control panel but it did not work live messenger was still there so i downloaded and ran zapmessenger this removes messenger completey then i downloaded messenger 8.1 in now works fine
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
Yeh....i just had to download the old msn like someone else on here said to do and that worked...so thnx :L
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
I had this same problem... I knew the mic worked on my cam so I tried to send a voice clip and it took me to the configure mic and webcam window and after that it worked.... so u just might have to configure the cam with the new Windows Live....it worked for me with this error code (0x8ac70202)
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
Hi been on comp for hours......sorted problem. i also have aspire 7730 and couldnt use msn, now i can. uninstall your msn start menu, then control panel remove programs. and remove msn.
Then reinstall live windows version 8.1 which is the older version. it works folks x (27th Jan 2009)
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
If you have just downloaded the new msn, i think it is because of this.
i downloaded it too!
my sisters webcam is working on the original msn.
all i can say is uninstalll and re-install your original one.
hope i can help you.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Try installing adobe flash player 10 and adobe shockwave player
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
This appears when the webcam is incorrectly plugged in or has been unplugged from last use and not plugged in again or finally it may not have been correctly registered by your opperating system. Windows vista service pack1 has a problem with this and shuts everything down to stop "a breich of secrity with in the software and hardware"! Follow wat vista does and it restarts the computer automaically and click start windows normally and all is back to normal so this should end your troubles. If you can update the msn messenger and it will have been rectified by the new installment of msn!
I hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
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