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Firstly, I would suggest you to login to your administrator
account and check if you're able to use the Webcam. Since parental
controls cannot be applied on administrator account, it's worth trying
to use webcam by logging into your administrator account.
Step 1: Test the webcam by logging into your administrator account a.Log off from the account where webcam isn't working. b.Login to your administrator account and check if the webcam works.
If the issue still persists, then the webcam might not be locked by parental controls. It is in use by a different application.
Step 2: Perform a clean boot A clean boot helps in eliminating software conflicts. Visit the link below to know how to perform a clean boot. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 Note: Once the troubleshooting is over, reset the computer to start as usual
Try unplugging the camera with the pc off and switch to another usb port on your pc. Do not use a usb hub. If that does not work try booting into safe mode and see if it works then. If it works maybe another program or virus software is blocking it . Hope I was of some help, Thanks for using FixYa
If you use your webcam in different programs it may be still hooked up on one. Try re-booting your webcam software Mine, I just unplug it and plug it back in. As yours is built in - expand the imaging folder in Device Manager - Right click on the webcam text and toggle between 'disable' and 'enable' leaving it disabled for a few seconds - long enough to re-boot.
I know this sounds a bit obscure but try following these excact steps.
shut down the computer. remove battery and ac reinsert ac turn on computer and imediatly press F2 several times to access BIOS. go furthest right in the menu and choose to "set default valuse" save and exit. boot up computer completly shut it down again insert battery boot up try the YouCam software wich should now activate the camera and make the led light up orange.
(i actually had a computer of the same kind you have for the same
problem yesterday, and i found this solution wich worked here on fixya)
Log on to your laptop as an administrator, create a new user account and log on using that new user account and see if you have the same problem. If you have the same problem, uninstall the new driver, which you have installed first and then create a new user account and log on.