My sumvision webcam wont work on windows live messenger
my sumvision webcam is installed and works perfectly fine its just it wont work on windows live messenger 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. ) but as far as i know its not being used by another program could you Please help me
Re: my sumvision webcam wont work on windows live...
Hi, i had the same prob and i tried everything, then i noticed it was nothing to do with my web cam it was windows, the new virsion some how does not support web cams the only way to sort it is to downgrade to an older virson of windows mesenger, i did and my web cam is working a treat, i would rather have the old virson anyway
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there could be the problem with registry keys conflicting with each other,
Tools > Audio and video setup...
Follow the instructions on the setup screen and once its finished, you will find that the webcam should be able to show up.
If it doesn't show the webcam on the other person, tell him to switch
his status to busy for 5 seconds and then back, hopefully that should
come up on the other persons screen.
If this hasn't work in most cases it should work - You will have to
downgrade to Windows Live Messenger 8.5 and hopefully it should work.
If this hasn't work, go to the HP website and search up webcam drivers
for your device and then install it on your computer - Hopefully your
webcam would work. if it does not work then you have to download reginout registry cleaner to fix this problem
I have a Dell XPS M1330 with integrated webcam. Suddenly the webcam cannot be opened by Windows Live Messenger, have tried uninstalling windows messenger and re-installing and didn't work. and a cat keeps caming up
After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on Action. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting and follow the instructions. Please let me know if this solved
your cam has to be setup on msn as well After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on Action. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting and follow the instructions.
let me know if this helped
This might be a compatibility problem between your webcam drivers with the new Windows Live Messenger program. You may want to:
1. Update your webcam drivers and see if Windows Live Messenger can detect it when you run the Audio Video setup from its Tools menu.
2. Or you can downgrade back to the older version of Windows Live Messenger which is compatible for your camera. Doing this however also requires that you uninstall all the Windows Live Beta products from your computer.
Note: You will not see a separate Windows Live Messenger on your Add/Remove programs, instead you will either see there Windows Live Beta products or Windows Live Essentials.
You can download the older versions of Windows Live Messenger from: