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Webcam locked my webcam is blocked by another application

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  • ian-mac-t Dec 05, 2008

    My webcam keeps telling me that it is locked by another application, even though I have nothing else open

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The webcam capture utility is probably running at the same time as you are trying to use instant messaging. Is the webcam icon in the bottom right hand corner? If so right click and close. Then open messenger or whatever and run audio/ video set up.

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