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Cant Run Webcam on MSN Messenger 9

I downloaded Messenger 9 a couple of weeks ago, and ever since then my webcam has refused to operate It is a Logitech Orbit. It worked fine without error on all prior messengers, and so i am thinking of reverting back to an older version, even though i prefere the new one.
Whenever i try to activate my webcam a message appears 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.'
I know for a fact that my webcam is not in use by another program, and i can still use it to record footage and take pictures while using other software.
I really do not want to revert to an older version of messenger, so any other answer would be highly appreciated.
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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same problem mate. :(

  • jammoore07 Jan 24, 2009

    Wonderful, thanks Ilusha, completly fixed, would have never worked that one out without your help, much appreicated

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    Same problem.
    its a pain tho

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    i tried that mcafee thing but i cannot save it when i change it

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    somehow my cam can be turned on but there is no option like before to (webcam settings) .. i used to access it to adjust the brightness ..etc.. anyone got the same problem?

  • segunovi Mar 15, 2009

    I downloaded Messenger 9 a couple of weeks ago my webcam is inbuilt . It worked fine
    without error on all prior messengers, and so i am thinking of
    reverting back to an older version, even though i prefere the new one.

    Whenever i try to activate my webcam a message appears 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.'
    I know
    for a fact that my webcam is not in use by another program, and i can
    still use it to record footage and take pictures while using other
    software.
    I really do not want to revert to an older version of messenger, so any other answer would be highly appreciated.
    Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    me too !!!!! ******* messenger 9 is too ***

    it keeps getting gayer since 6.0

  • mohamed1919 Mar 26, 2009

    i use msn 2009

    and when i start video call all of program close

  • BlackCatV51 Apr 24, 2009

    i got a same problem also

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Http://datamagga.com/Technology/dell-xps-m1530-laptop-web-cam-not-working-in-windows-7-64-bit-qweb-cam-in-use-by-another-programq-error.html
The instructions made my web cam work again!

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Do you use McAfee as your anti virus software?
I had the same problem, because of McAfee!
See this link for more help:

http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS100601

Goodluck!

Ilusha Poupatch
www.ilusha.nl

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Redownload it

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