Question about Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Hi...ive got a Lifecam VX-3000 that i installed and did use with MSN messenger, it've been workin for about a year now with no problem , bt since a couple days ago it stopped working for no reason, and everytime i try to make a video call 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... there's no other progam im using the camera and i installed everything again, but still doesnt work, even when i go to msn and try to change the settings of video and audio it wont let me go.. please give me any solutions, what should i do now?

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With this version its cos its not a win32 app, im having the same problem and only just found a site to update it with new software. microsoft dl page was not working properly for me. try software for lifecam _1_4 should help you

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