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When i sign onto windows live messenger, i can view other contacts webcams, but they can not view mine. apparently, my webcam is in use by another program, it clearly isnt though. acer aspire 5735 crystal eye. any ideas?

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  • magic_magpie Jan 03, 2009

    how do i get on task manager?

    im not good at the whole computer thing.

  • magic_magpie Jan 03, 2009

    i tried to update the drivers a few days ago but im not sure if i done the right thing.

    any ideas?

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If you know which process is trying to use the web cam, kill the process in Windows Task Manager. There is a program called "Unlocker" that will assist with this as well. I would also try uninstalling it Device Manager then reboot your computer to re-detect and reinstall it. If that doesn't work, try updating the device's drivers.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • Tina Shaw
    Tina Shaw Jan 03, 2009

    Ctrl+Shift+Esc will bring up Task manager; click on the processes tab. You can look to see which processes are using CPU usage to try and narrow it down - try to close all other programs so that only the web cam one is being accessed to help troubleshoot.

  • Tina Shaw
    Tina Shaw Jan 03, 2009

    (1) Try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver instead of updating it.

    (2) Right-click My Computer icon on your desktop and go to Properties; click Hardware tab, then Device manager; in Device Manager, locate the web cam device then right-click on it and click Uninstall; reboot.


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