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Hanging when i call while the webcam is on

I have a problem with my dell inspiron 1501. i don't know the reason why i am hanging whenever i use both of my webcam and call thru yahoo messenger. it's either the webcam is the only one turned on or the headset so i can call but i cannot use it at the same time.

i hope to hear from you soon and have a reply. thank you and God bless you always!!

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  • Sarah Weesner
    Sarah Weesner Nov 19, 2008

    thank you very much for your reply. i also thought it's all about the memory, but i am not very sure about it. your reply really helped, thank you again.

  • hansm1 Nov 28, 2008

    I have just unistalled Yahoo messenger for the 3rd time it is truly one of the most useless bits of software on the net.

    Whenever i go from just chatting in the chat box and go to the small right hand bottom corner icon to include the webcam (Labtec Webcam 1200

    the whole computer hangs. however, I use both google and skype very easily and very successfully. another question, how can i see if my camera is properly focussed when using Yahoo... skype gives one a self portrait image to allow one to set up the camera in good focus.

    Any help please?

    Thank you


  • lovestory707 Mar 22, 2009

    Hi! what could be the problem when the computer restarts when the skype camera is on?

    Sometimes it causes the computer to hang.

    Thank you

  • nico_swiss75 Apr 26, 2009

    Here I have the same problem. It worked for a long time, now as soon I press the button webcam, yahoo messanger is hanging. I intalled the reg patch from other solutions, but it still don't work. have uninstalled and reinstalled the newest version of yahoo, webcam driver and directx.

  • Aniruddhh May 11, 2010

    Similar problem. Memory is already 2 GB, everything is working properly. I've even formatted whole hard-drive and installed new Windows newer and updated version. But nothing helped. Still hangs after some minuse when I make a video call.


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Sounds like a lack of memory on the systems part. You should upgrade your system memory.
from what I've found your system will only accept 512 MB of memory, so if no upgrade has been done yet, you should have a spare bay to upgrade memory with an extra 256MB chip, which you can order from Dell.

Here is a video on how to install the new memory upon receiving it.

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