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My camera doesnt start.

I try to open my camera but its says that is locked by another application. but im not using the cam in another program.

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Close the other video streaming application to start video


Your camera is already online. Double click the camera icon in the lower right task bar and it will work. That is the problem, the program is trying to run twice. Again, the camera is online and working and the access to it is in the task bar at the bottom. You, of course, can change these setting if you like.

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Check if you download any new application that makes a conflict with your webcam? just remeber if you did download any program and this makes the problems, if you donot want to do this , just go to start, programms, accessories, system tools, and restore yout pc to the day before this problem happened and you will be fine.

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Ok, first let's approach this from a rational way of thinking, I have to count on your answers to steer us in the right direction, so first what other program that you installed during the time that the cam ceased to function?, if you can come up with that answer we are home free. If not there is only one thing to do. How many IM's are yoou running at once, just because they aren't on the screen doesn't mean that they aren't running. From the way you wrote this you have more than one, since we are not in chat, I must assume you have at least 2 that use the cam right. You have to go into each one where they say either tools, or properties, and change the setting so that the program does not run at all nor control the camera automaticlly. If you arent sure what you are doing, get a friend wh's a geek, to show you. The only other alternative is to start removing 1 IM and see if it works, if you have more than 2, you are always going to have one of them try to hog the camera, unless yu set it not to do that. As long as you know your log on , I would take one out and see if that does the trick. Guaranteed that's what's happening, an app is not allowing the other apps to use it.

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start the application before you start the cam, the cam will start because of the app

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Toshiba satellite a205 webcam says locked by another application


You need to uninstall first the camera assistant software under control panel, programs and features. Once you've uninstall it, Re-install the software update that you've downloaded. It should allow you to re install it. After installaing and before you restart, go to user accounts and turn off the User Account Control.
I guarantee you that it will work this time and you wont have the error message again.

Hope this helps.

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Your camera software is running in the background as it is loading when windows starts.

goto Start - Run - then enter 'msconfig' - Selective Startup - you will be able to pick which programs is for your camera. Remove the checkmark then click apply. That is a temp fix, if that fix your issue then you'd need to remove that program from the startup folder.

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Your Acer has all of your programs saved and accessible--in a hidden partition on your hard drive. you can find your manual by clicking on start, then all programs, then acer system.

But to fixya, first try making a new folder and moving all of your pictures to it, leaving your pictures file empty. Bizarre, but that can work, heavens knows why. Or, go to control panel, then check out device manager to see if you have any nasty big checks. If imaging devices has a big check, try reinstalling the driver there. If that doesn't fixya, click on Start, then Acer Empowering Technology, then Acer E-Recovery,and choose Restore Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab. (that's where you get access to reinstall any of your programs) It will extract; then click Install for Vista or (XP) on the left - click Drivers - Camera or CCD - on the right side of the screen for your model which you saw in device manager. Please let me know if that doesnt do the trick.

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Hi,
I think ur laptop webcam driver not installed properly.If ur laptop have windows vista operating system then do these steps.
Goto Start - Programs - Recovery Manager - Recovery Manager.In that recovery manager,click on next.Its shows the Software reinstallation page.Click on next button two times.Its shows the software lists.Select the webcam software and click on next button.After reinstallation completed , u restart laptop and check it.
If ur laptop have windows XP operating system then u uninstall the webcam software through Add/Remove program and restart it.After restarting ,Reinstall the web cam software and check it. If u doesnt have webcam drivers then u go for nearest service centre and install it.

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Toshiba satellite a205 webcam says locked by another application


I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.

Here's what I did
Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager

Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"

First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software" but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.

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