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Orbi cam when I go to open my orbi cam it states the following...Stop the application using the webcam and then press the reconnect button. I can't figure out what application is using my webcam. Help anyone?? Thanks

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  • sheila_oh Feb 17, 2009

    I don't use a messenging program.

  • sheila_oh Feb 18, 2009

    just turn it on and use it. When I click it to connect I get the msg that I need to stop the application using it and reconnect.

  • sheila_oh Feb 21, 2009

    ok...under device manager I go to Imaging devices and the orbi cam is the only one there(in there where does it list how many drivers?) if that is it then I hit update and did that...after that i click and update. Then I am lost as to what to do next....

    "if you have an icon (an orbi cam icon or what?) on desktop or in my computer for restore(system restore?) open it"

    then back to device managre uninstall driver and restart pc
    then open to restore and on options click restore applications and drivers

  • sheila_oh Feb 22, 2009

    I did figure it out and it did not work. still getting the msg about another application using.....any other ideas I will try....thanks for trying....

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What messenging program are you trying to use

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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    DEKR Feb 17, 2009

    what are you trying to do when it ask you to stop the application

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 18, 2009

    check in your device manager

    see if the driver is there

    make sure only one driver for the cam is there.

    click and update.

    if you have an icon on desktop or in my computer for restore open it

    then back to device managre uninstall driver and restart pc

    then open to restore and on options click restore applications and drivers

    let me know

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Press CNTL-ALT and DEL to get the taskbar. Look under Applications Tab to see what is running and kill by Rt Click and DELETING it. Try the camera again.

If still same error, it could be a shared DMA/IRQ that needs 'adjusting'

Click Start, Run and type devmgmt.msc
Locate the camera
Rt click and delete it
Close Device manager
Reboot (Win will reinstall camera)
try again.

Reinstalling the latest Svc Pack and then the Camera SW again might help if it still failing.

Let me know!
Cheers!

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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