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Hi, i have an acer aspire one, and i'm trying to use the webcam on messenger on hotmail but it's not connecting, it keeps saying: We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.

I have not changed any settings, when i go into my computer and click on the crystal eye webcam icon, it comes on and i can see myself, so i'm just wondering what else to try.

Thank you for taking the time to help

Fee

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  • feliciahenry Dec 23, 2008

    i'm not really sure, on the side of the bolx, it says the following:



    Aspire One AOA 150-Bb

    nodel no ZG5

    CPU inte atom processor N270

    LCD 8.9 Crystalbrite WSVGA

    ram 512MB DDR2

    STORAGE 120Gb

  • feliciahenry Dec 23, 2008

    when i go into the start up tab, how do i know which item is the cyrstal eye webcam?

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Is this the Acer Aspire One 8.9 -inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Black
It's due to the software that starts with your PC. . .
Try

  1. Start Menu
  2. Run
  3. type MSCONFIG
  4. select Start-up Tab
  5. and disable the Web Cam Software
  6. Select Apply then Ok
  7. * Note it will ask to restart* Restart PC
  8. then open Messenger again and try web cam

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