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I just bought a microsoft lifecam vx 600 and it works properly but when i try and use the webcam on MSN it dont work it says " We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again" but im not using the cam any where else. please can someone help me.

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  • gujiflava Jan 16, 2009

    that would have worked but i have windows vista so can you tell me the solution using vista please

  • gujiflava Jan 16, 2009

    it still dont work there are 5 fings to choose from : general, boot, services, start up, tools

    which one? wish u could jus do it 4 me

  • gujiflava Jan 16, 2009

    can u jus add me on msn and help me

  • gujiflava Jan 16, 2009

    could it be that it don't work on the new msn as it use to work before on msn

  • gujiflava Jan 16, 2009

    no not realy, i just took the new msn off and put my old msn back on and now my cam works on msn. but when i sign on msn i get the error saying something about the script. i use to get this so i rebooted the laptop. this is realy annoying me now.



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Well, your not using it as far as you know, but when you installed your camera you installed some programs that came whit it, some of those programs is running in the background and occupied the camera, nothing wrong whit that, but you need to shut those programs down to realese the camera so you can use it whit msn.

Look at the bottom to the left on your pc/laptop, see if there is any program that refering to your camera, if so, rightclick on the program and exit it.

Click on the "start" button down at the left, select "Run", type "msconfig" in the window and hit enter.
You will now see a new window, one of the flicks say "Autostart" select that one. You will now see all the programs that runs in the background, tick off all that refering to your webcam, that will make those programs to not automaticly start up when you start your PC/Laptop, press OK and restart you PC/Laptop.

Now your webcam is free and can be used in any programs you want.

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    Nicolas Jan 16, 2009

    its the same on VISTA M8!:)

    You use that "msconfig" on Vista as you use it on XP

    Just click on the start button and you will find the "RUN" somewhere under "programs" in your Vista.

    Find it, run it, and type "msconfig" as i told you before and follow my instructions in my first post.

    If you have any questions, just ask me and i will try to guide you M8:)

    Good luck to you!


  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Jan 16, 2009

    Try the "start up"

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Jan 16, 2009

    Well, lets solve your problem here M8:)

    Im sitting at my work atm.

    You can manage whitout shuting down the program in "msconfig"

    Do you see any icons down to the right that refering to your camera?


  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Jan 16, 2009

    nah! the new msn wors as the old one, its just a fresher version only whit some new improvments


  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Jan 16, 2009

    I understand that my friend! may i ask what version of msn you cant make to work?




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