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Webcam wont work properly with Msn Messenger...

I just bought the Creative Live! Notebook webcam for my laptop. On my end, when i invite friend to view my cam, it shows in my bottom left corner of messenger, but when he accepts, it freezes, and shuts itself off. On his end, when he accepts, a little white box pops up and then it shuts off....Any suggestions? I cant seem to find answer or similiar question to this anywhere. =( Please help! Thank you!

P.s.- Product is the NOTEBOOK VERSION of the Creative Live! cam

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