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Device not Available?

I just got my webcam, it's been used on other computers before, but I have a MUCH older one. I'm on Windows 2000, but it's good enough for my iPod to run on and my old webcam has worked before. Everytime I hit capture in the webcam center, it says, "The device is not available, it may be used by another resource." Did I install it wrong?

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Re: Device not Available?

I would suggest, that the camera driver may have duplicate instances for some reason, so remove cam, uninstall the software and start again to see if this cures the problem. Also try using a different usb port.

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  • "Most PC-compatible webcams should work with Skype, although some older models may not. Make sure you download and install the most recent drivers for your webcam (you can get these from the webcam manufacturer’s site). Or, you can buy a webcam that’s guaranteed to work seamlessly with Skype from the Skype Shop.
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