Im trying to use my webcam in msn messenger but wen go to use it, it comes up with "
We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again."
It was working fine the last time i used it. ive tryed everything i know to fix it but i cant please help??
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Re: webcam wont work in msn messenger
Try to stop any other program that may be using the camera.
In the Task Bar at the bottom of your windows screen you will see several small icons, these represent programs currently running.
If you have AIM(AOL), Google or any messenger or webcam program, place your cursor on the icon and Right click, a small menu should appear, use the Stop option to quit the program.
Let me know what you find and which programs you have running.
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Once you have your webcam working outside of MSN you can then proceed to configure it to the MSN software
Its good practice to disconnect / re-connect the camera to the USB port before you start. Sometimes the camera remains hooked up to a previous program and the MSN software cannot find it.
Connect webcam Open MSN - Windows Live Messenger Click ( > ) Open Menu > Tools > Audio & video set-up - run through Audio > Next - set your camera default - assess webcam quality and use the Webcam Settings to make any refinements > Finish
go to Logitech's website...click on your product model and from there you can download the latest drivers. Make sure to note that most device drivers for Vista 64 bit systems are different from 32 bit. Hope this helps.
I know a lot of people are having problems with the acer cam
if you updated msn try going back to your old version
or if you have'nt updated it you can try that.
The only other thing is to uninstall cam and reinstall
I've had to that so many times on my acer crystal eye cam
1. Click Start, click Run,
copy and paste the following text: %SystemDrive%\Program
Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor in the Run box and click OK. 2. Right-click the file
sasets.ini or sasets.dll and select Open With, then select Notepad. 3. Locate
the section titled [msnmsgr.exe]. 4. Change Enabled=1 to Enabled=0. 5. Click
File and select Save. 6. Close sasets.ini or sasets.dll and restart your
If you are trying to use live messenger 8 you may have to use the set up utility. Open Messenger, show menu, tools, audio and video set up. Checks webcam, mic and speakers. If it says webcam is being used by another application, check the taskbar. If there is a webcam icon there, right click and close. Hope this helps.