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Web cam Have a dell xps one computer with built in web cam on msn messenger cant seem to get it to work all i get is a red tv screen where it should be my picture. The web cam works when when i want to make a video on the creative software is this something to do with vista or msn live

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In msn live click on show menu then tools option for cam setup
If that don't work click again show menu then actions then video then show my webcam or start video conversation.
If taht does'nt work then I would assume it's something in your camera setup itself

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