My web cam can no longer be used. it indicates web cam being used by another application
Before, I can use this web cam of mine. However, when I converted my xp home edition to xp pro. I can no longer use it. It indicates " Cam is being used by another application? " I tried reinstalling my driver but it does not work. WHAT DO I DO?? email me at email@example.com
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Hi. it is easy to find out what applications are running on your computer at any given time. Your computer may have come with a web camera application (mine did), and if that is running, it may not allow you to use the camera in Skype or other video streaming software.
To find out if there are other streaming programs running on your computer, do the following:
1, Press CTL+ALT+DEL
2. Select "Task Manager."
3. A list of all running applications are displayed. To ens an application, select it and click "End Task."
I hope this helps.
Here’s a very useful free tip that will let you use your Mobile Cam as Web Cam. All you need is a mobile (preferably Nokia) with a camera and some third party application to use your mobile as web cam. Pre-requisite is both your mobile as well as your system must have Bluetooth. First search for some applications which allows you to use your mobile camera as web cam.Wwigo and Mobiola are my favorite applications for this purpose.Just install Mobiola on your system and after that send the sis file to your mobile.Install Mobiola on your mobile also. Switch on Bluetooth on your mobile as well as system. Open Mobiola application on your system.You will see a Ready message. Now Open Mobiola application on your mobile and connect to the system. Thats it ! Now you can very easily use your Mobile Phone Camera as Webcam and enjoy video call and other things
It seems that any application is using your web cam already.
Use the task manager( Ctrl + Alt + Del ) to stop all unnecessary application which you not needed or not know. Then try to run this web cam it should work.
If still its giving problem then check it from Control Panel > Camera, it should work here.
Go to device manager uninstall the driver for the web cam then after that download the latest driver for your web cam in the support website of dell. Then, install it if that doesn't work. Access BIOS of your laptop that will be f2 on the start up of your computer check if the web cam is detected. If it is reinstalling the application of the web cam can help, If it is not detected and after you've tried the all the things that I've told you it's either you end up erasing everything on your computer or replacing the web cam which is integrated in your LCD.
For this you have to download a mobile web cam application on your phone.Please visit [www.warelux.com].From there you can download the Mobiola web cam application.It can be directly installed to your phone.Connect the web cam using Bluetooth or USB cable.
Acer Aspire Model generally comes with a bison web cam driver.
To use the web cam search for an application that installed in program files.In windows Xp web cam can be used by double clicking camera icon present in my computer. If you are using windows vista or other operating system you need an camera application software,to use it. Without application software you can use your web camera only in messengers,for example yahoo messenger. If u had an yahoo messenger login and click on view my web cam,now you can see your face in your laptop.So first thing is search for an application software installed on your laptop.
You need to download the application for the webcam. Remember applications are not the same as drivers. And if you downloaded the drivers, that doesnt mean you're going to also have dowloaded the application.
you remove all the software installed by browsing controll pannel>system>device manager and disconnect the w/cam restart the system then connect the cam the system wii detct the cam then u install the software again it will work.