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This problem occurs especially because you opened another program that uses your webcam. You should close
any other program that might be using your webcam because a simple
webcam can only interact with one program. If it doesn't work, try
reinstalling it / then messenger with another version. If you are satisfied, please rate or/and leave a testimonial. Thanks!
Position your webcam where you want it. Most people choose to position it directly on top of the computer monitor, because this area is closest to the face and provides the most intimate view of the subject. Set up an account with Yahoo!. This is a site that allow webcam users to communicate with one another. To set up an account, click on "Create an Account" on the main screen. You are asked to enter your name, birthdate, a screen name and a password that you will use for the account Download Yahoo! Messenger by going to the Yahoo! Messenger website and clicking "Download." Click "Save" to save the Messenger program to your computer. Wait for the program to download. Click "Run" to install Messenger on your computer. A Yahoo! Messenger icon will be installed on your computer's desktop. Double-click on the icon, and Yahoo! Messenger loads. Log in to your account by typing in your selected screen name and password and clicking "Submit." Connect your webcam with Yahoo! Messenger by clicking on the "Create and Update" tab on your Yahoo! Messenger software. Choose "Site tools" and "Webcam." Select "Start Your Webcam." Your webcam is now connected to your Yahoo! Messenger software, and you are ready to communicate with others by using your webcam. Use your webcam. Select "Webcam Upload" and "Broadcast" on Yahoo! Messenger. A webcam window will appear on your computer screen. To share what you are seeing on your webcam with other Yahoo! Messenger users, click on "Chat" and type in the screen name of the user you wish to communicate with. Click "Submit." A new window will open to chat with the other user. Click on the video icon on your chat window to allow the other user to see your webcam. To continue or stop broadcasting, either keep the Webcam window open or close it to stop broadcasting.
Receiving an error message when trying to access your webcam can be frustrating, but the problem can often be resolved by doing some basic troubleshooting.
If you have an external webcam, check to see if it has become accidentally unplugged from your computer.
Perhaps another program is using your webcam. Close other programs and try accessing your webcam again.
If another program has crashed for some reason, it might not have released your webcam successfully. Try closing all programs and restarting your computer.
If you have an external webcam, it might not have installed correctly. Try reinstalling your webcam software program according to the manufacturer's instructions. For more information, go to How do I reinstall my webcam?
Perhaps Yahoo! Messenger is using the incorrect camera device on your computer. Try changing the camera source. For more information, go to How do I change my camera source?
Your webcam might not be configured correctly. Try reconfiguring your webcam according to the manufacturer's instructions.
First uninstall the drivers and then download the latest bios update for your notebook from hp.com and then restart the computer.... then install the latest updated drivers for webcam from hp.com and check this will surely work.
If not then check for quickplay driver update too.
Another thing open task manager and then go to processes and check wethere you can find the webcam running or not if yes then right click and end the task , also check for the programs that might use webcam like if you have installed yahoo or skype messenger end the program task too.
you have another program that is using the device and as such the pc cannot have two programs using this device. stop all programs that may be using the webcam and try again. msn messenger, oovoo, skype etc. all "use" the webcam.
if you have webcam program installed different to the default one. then you will encounter that kind of problem... solution, try to choose one of the webcam program and make it youre default one... or stick to the webcam default of youre messenger..