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Toshiba satellite a205 webcam says locked by another application

On yahoo messenger it says webcam not connected so when i open the cam just for the laptop it says that the cam is locked by another application. so i have to restart the laptop and click the webcam button as soon as it logs me on so i can use the cam why does it do this? cna i fix it?

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2007

    i can't open the web camera even when i unistoll the other logitech camera program. and befor that it was said it is blocked by other program

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    I have a Satellite A215'S4747 laptop with a chicony built in webcam. It suddenly stop working and all I get is an error messages. check if yoyr webcam is turned on ..... Webacam is locked bu another application ........or Webcam driver open failed please restart your camera or your pc.

    I have re'installed the drivers, Tested camera without services started, without any luck

    Jorge

  • MandyFortner Nov 24, 2007

    I have the exact same problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    exactly the same problem but with another Toshiba model M200

  • 7ecs Nov 29, 2007

    I also have the same problem, have tried downloading all the drivers and what not. I don't get how you reinstall the camera though.

  • yasser Nov 30, 2007

    and i tired from that thing



    i hate my laptop



    plz can i fix it ?? or do any thing ??



    ty

  • mighty popo Dec 13, 2007

    tried different drivers, different updates. There's no other programs running in my startup menu. Still, camera "locked by another application". Please help! Toshiba satellite U300 with Vista.

  • JoeyM2 Dec 26, 2007

    i have a toshiba a205 and yahoo messenger will sometimes say not connected and camera software says that camera is locked to another program. also will turn black sometimes and have to restart

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    Hey, have the exact problem on the exact same laptop!

  • tangotango50 Jan 27, 2008

    New Computer Toshiba U305-S7467. Trying all the fixes,, so far nothing has been permanent fix...reboot then after awhile the same thing...frustrating. I do run all the chat programs,,skype, msn, yahoo....so what!!! It still shouldn't be so unreliable...Help....Or is there NONE?????

  • Evoimajica Feb 07, 2008

    i have a toshiba sattellite turion g4 x2 and the webcam keeps saying on messenger in use by another programme!! someone help!!

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • fithkios Mar 05, 2008

    the same problem.. maybe they hack us.. and see what we are doing.. oh god!! :( cos my laptop says that is using by another person.

    pls if anyone knows anything just speak.. thx toshiba satellite x200 15k

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    Hey, I think I found out how to fix it:



    Go Control Panel, then click "add or remove programs" at the left (for Vista).

    Once you get there, find your currently installed camera and right click on it; you should then be able to CHANGE it (ie: click change). Once you do that, click the repair option, and it should do something. It worked for me, I dunno if itll work for you tho, but its worth a try.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    Since I bought it, I have the same problem with my Laptop TOSHIBA SATELLITE. Never more in my life I will buy again a TOSHIBA. Toshiba should be ASHEIMED of that, but they HAPPY and don't resolve the problem. Automatcally Toshiba do what we don't need, but automatically don't fix OURS (THEIRS) TROUBLE!!

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    well im using the msn and when i want to run the show mi camera option its canceling by itself . so i went to the camera assistant and appears that its locked by another aplication. what can i do?

  • moanmoan Apr 24, 2008

    i cant connect my bulit in cam for toshiba m200 on my yahoo messenger..

  • poyeng Apr 24, 2008

    disconnect my cam and then connecting it again.

    changing settings

  • Bobbi1234567 Apr 24, 2008

    When I try to use my webcam it say's that it's locked by another application, but when I restart my computer it works!

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    Well, i have tried EVERYTHING. REinstalling the application, updating,
    > and restarting and what not......
    >
    > but what seemed to do the trick... as usual - ONE CLICK!
    >
    > Right click on Camera Assistant Software-----
    > Properties----Compatibility-----on the buttom click "Run this program as
    > administrator" - apply - Ok.
    >
    > It solved my problem and i have spent long time trying to figure it out
    > and trying all the different options!
    >
    > HOpe it helps
    >
    >
    > --
    > milana

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    i cant go to my webcam.says that locked by another application

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    hey guys i just buy the new comp u 300 and having the same problem with the cam . saying its locked by other application. i did refresh the software it solved out but strugling withe the same problem again and again. what i can do next plx advise me .........

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    The fix is.

    To disable to startup item for the toshiba camera assistant software.

    Start->Start Search->type in msconfig->Go to Startup Tab->Untick Chicony Traybar.click ok and restart.

    That should fix it.




  • Mimikuwait May 16, 2008

    its the same exact problem with a newer laptop also

    I tried all the things written here and none of them work

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    The webcam is locked by another application and latter it says the webcan is not your computer system

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add
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  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    some times my Toshiba laptop showing a message"LOCKED BY ANOTHER APPLICATION" but sometimes it normally working,how can i fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    My toshiba computer built in webcam says locked by another application and when on msn says its not connected. How do i fix this?

  • gsouthgate Jun 28, 2008

    webcam blocked by another application

  • mariola Jul 15, 2008

    Same problem for Toshiba satellite U 300

  • pokie1963 Jul 16, 2008

    locked by another application

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    my camera say it is "Locked by another application"

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    locked by another aplication

  • ydearburn Jul 26, 2008

    My webcam keeps telling me that it's locked by another application...nothing else is on!!! what is the problem,it's been doing his a lot lately...ennoying...

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    how to install my built in web camera using window xp?

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    my toshiba webcam always says locked by another computer. it will always start but few seconds later it will be gone. thanks for d future help.

  • raffimai Aug 15, 2008

    when ever i want 2 open it says it is locked by another application so i have put it off and on but no result

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    swame

  • clivv7 Sep 02, 2008

    Same problem

  • kumar20in
    kumar20in Sep 08, 2008

    whenever i open my cam it says that another application is using it so i hve to restart and go to device manager disable and again enable it for it to work. my came is vaio

  • OTOO Sep 20, 2008

    when u fix Ur problem just send me wt is it pls




  • lockvanessie Nov 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! I also have a Toshiba satellite.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    same here:s

  • Julia Thomas Jan 10, 2009

    i dont understand.... when sooo mnay ppl r facing the same problem, y isnt there any responce or action taken by toshiba? how long shud v post comments like this....are any of the required ppl reading this...!??

  • miah44 Jan 25, 2009

    yea my webcam wont work it keeps on sayin its not plugged in

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    same problem to me

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    locked by another application, what?


  • JackieC1 Feb 20, 2009

    Toshiba Satellite U300-13U

    Same problem when running msn messenger

  • mattedward Feb 22, 2009

    on yahoo messenger it says webcam not connected so when i open the cam
    just for the laptop it says that the cam is locked by another
    application. so i have to restart the laptop and click the webcam
    button as soon as it logs me on so i can use the cam why does it do
    this? cna i fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    my camera won't turn on and it says it is locked by another application. it worked fine yesterday.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I cannot see imaging device in Device manager! My webcam does not work. Help!

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    I cannot find imaging device in the Device Manager. Webcam does not work.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    exactly yhe same.......... It is aweful :@

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Webcam says locked by another application whenever I access video.

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I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.

Here's what I did
Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager

Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"

First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software" but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.

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    i really dont get this could u please help

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Control Panel >> System > Device Manager

Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"

First I clicked Camera Usb cable net install web cam drivers next open cam then ok

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Try going into Windows Defender and make sure that programs like messenger, yahoo and skype don't start automatically when you start the computer. Then go into the options for Messenger and set it up so that it does not start automatically when you log in. Then shut down and start up the computer again after you have made these changes. This worked for me on a Toshiba Satellite.

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Can any one help i had done what the others suggested but the camera said either failed or is disable please check your web camera settings my email is francisconbz@hotmail.com thanks

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Please try to find KB934374 Hotfix

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Thanks jessya your solution works with the web cam on toshiba, update driver on the device mannager for the usb camera

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MY TOSHIBA LAPTOP C650 WEB CAM NOT WORKING WHEH I OPEN THE APPLACTIO IT SAYS DEVICE LOCKED WITH ANOTHER APPLACTION I APPROCHED THE SERVICE CENTER THE RE INSTALLED THE OS SAME PROBLEM

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AAA DOESNT WORK

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Sometimes when i want to open my webcam there is a massage it says that the cam is locked by another application .so i have to restart my laptop , after i restarted my laptop it's work
but i need way to make it work without restarting my laptop

so wt i spouse to do.??!!
pls help........

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

Ok, so I unistalled my cam because of it not working and such now when I tryed to fix it it says occured error, whats up?
NEED HELP

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

Hey guys going through control panel and updating the drivers like uday said worked like a charm, follow his instructions and install them and u will have no prob.

Posted on May 19, 2008

Hi there. I tried to install automatically the driver but it was up to date, so i clicked on it and it asked whether i wanted to undo the last installation and i said yes. It worked. I think the problem was an automatic update stuffed it up. Working great now

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

Don't click the Viewer from explorer

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

Try downloading the drivers from the toshiba webpage and then reinstalling the camera... it sometimes works for me...

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

I suggest that you clear the startup menu. Some programs running at system startup locks the webcam for its own operation

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Excusme my english.
I had the same trouble in my toshiba satellite a205

I used nero 7 and I desinstale it. this was the problem. When I reinstale it, the problem was resolve

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I just fixed my problem that i had posted. when ever any messenger runs on start up it uses the devices needed, so go to star-run-type MSCONFIG-go to star up option un tick the messengers only restart-then go to my computer - device manager - imaging devices - right click update automatical from internet option and then disable and enable the device give a restart and your problem will be solved.
please also check that your computer time date and country or time sone is right.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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    kumar20in Oct 28, 2008

    most built in cameras have the same problem meaning the cams that come with a laptop. And the ones that are external should not have such problems if it dose then please install the cam in D drive then it will be fine. And please go to start - run -type MSCONFIG- and go to start up and check if your camer is running on start up if it is please untick it and your problem will be resolved.

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You have an application that is grabbing the webcam on bootup, so the best way is to disable this program from runnning. To do this, click Start - Run and type "msconfig" and press enter.

Click on the Startup tab and this will bring up a list of all the things you have booting. Look for webcam manager, and remove the checkmark beside it. Click Ok and then reboot. Problem should be solverd

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Check if you download any new application that makes a conflict with your webcam? just remeber if you did download any program and this makes the problems, if you donot want to do this , just go to start, programms, accessories, system tools, and restore yout pc to the day before this problem happened and you will be fine.

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