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Webcam doesnt work

I have a problem with the webcam.....it all the sudden didnt recognize it on the system........after restarting it a few times. IT now recognizes it but when i go to use it....just an avitar comes up. Any suggestions

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Try to go to msconfig.. how to go to msconfig?
click on start>on the right corner of your screen click run> then type msconfig then click on the services tab. now enable everything you might disable some program to load during startup and maybe your webcam functionality is one 'em. then reboot your computer.

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