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Re: FUN!CAM stops working
Probably has corrupt driver.
Try disconnecting the Camera from the USB port and reinstall
the software program. When the program asks you to connect the
camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud
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Can you get into the BIOS? There are a number of keys that could do it DEL, F2, F5, F10...there should be an image there, you should also be able to see POST or a splash screen while booting that hides POST, but getting to BIOS would be a start. You could then try rebooting from a working XP disc and reinstalling.
boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.
Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->System
Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and
Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to
the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand
corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.
detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and
time on the right hand side box. Select that date.
Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a
Restore point is a Windows function so you cannot. Anyway the new restore point would save your bad settings so no good to you. Tried safe mode? Otherwise need to boot some other way, usb or CD to rescue data or re-installing windows over itself can work
Recheck your settings Test your webcam here to make sure it broadcasts ok - Hit 'Allow' in the top window and check your cam in the left hand panel.
working OK ?
CONFIGURE TO SKYPE Connect webcam Its good practice to disconnect and re-connect your webcam before you start (To reboot the webcam software) - if you have been using it elsewhere the SKYPE software may have difficulty in locating it, even if you exited the previous program correctly. The reason being, the webcam software can remain hooked-up to a program and needs to be rebooted. Mine, I just unplug it from the USB and plug it back in to reboot the software. If yours is integral with the computer you will have to re-start the computer, use a keyboard shortcut or disable / enable the webcam from the Device Manager.
Start Skype. On the 'Tools' menu, click 'Options'. In the navigation pane of the Skype 'Options' window, click 'Audio Settings' Run down the list setting your defaults Select your webcam as the default microphone. Make a free test call Click 'Save' In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings. This will launch your webcam Adjust quality of picture in 'Settings' Check the correct webcam is shown as default Click Save Test your webcam by making a Skype test call. For more information about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web site: http://support.skype.com (http://support.skype.com)
The problem is due to System startup failure. It could be due to many reasons like abruptly shutting down the system, Services not starting, Malware or trojans infection, Corrupt Hard drive, corrupt system files,etc.
Method 1 : Start your system by pressing F8 upon startup. Select "last known good configuration that works" Check it it can get you to your Desktop. Reboot the system,everything will be fine.
Method 2 : Start your system by pressing F8 upon startup. Select "Safe boot" Check if it can get you to your Desktop. Now, Click Windows startup button Select "All programs" Select "Accessories" Select "System tools" Select "System Restore" and try to restore the system in an ealier point. your system will reboot now and check if it works fine now.
Method 3 : Download "Hiren's Boot CD" Below is the link http://hirens.longcomputerservices.com/Hirens.BootCD.10.1.zip Extract the zip file using Winzip or Winrar. Burn the ISO image file with Nero or PowerISO in a CD. Boot the system using that CD ( Set your BIOS to boot from CD-DVD Drive) Select "Windows XP Mini" upon startup. Use tools that are available in the CD
It will most probably solve your problem. If the problem still persists Use can always Backup your important files using that CD to an external USB Drive or to any Network Share location.
Did you install the software for the camera?
Was the installation successful?
Did the camera ever work before?
You need to explain in more detail this failure.
The main reason why a device fails to work after having worked in the past is a corrupt driver file. Follow these steps to try to fix this problem:
1) Go to the Control Panel->Device Manager window and select your camera from the listed devices on the right hand pane.
2) Right click your mouse and on the ensuing menu select Uninstall.
3) Reboot your machine.
If the driver files are Ok, the next time Windows starts it will detect your camera and will install the driver. Should it fail to install it, it's because the file is either corrupt or missing.
4) Go to Control Panel and select Add/Remove Programs (XP) or Programs->Uninstall Program (Vista) and select your camera software installation. Upon removal...
5) Reboot your machine.
6) Load the disk that came with your camera and try installing the software from this source, as though it's the first time you're doing it.
If the installation goes without a hitch, then your camera software will run prompting you for certain things, like testing your audio and video settings, etc.
Acer Orbi Cam...yes, there have been many problems with this little cam, but below is the URL for you to copy and paste, then choose the driver......Orbi Cam http://support.acer-euro.com/index.html
Then choose driver downloads Choose your make and model, it will take you to the driver download pull down menu, choose your Operating system , either XP or Vista, then choose the Orbi Cam option. Download the driver, and install... Reboot your computer and try your Orbi..