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Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Freezes with Skype

Skype stops responding after video is started, and freezes. When trying to use the webcam afterwards it gives an error message saying the webcam is busy by annother application.

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  • scottrichens Apr 05, 2008

    My computer freezes when i use the video on the the camera and the computer has to be totally shut down to unfreeze it.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    when video calls starts skype crashes and have to re-start computer

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    microsoft lifecam vx-1000 freezes with skype

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    The webcam worked fine ONCE with Skype when it was installed but thereafter tells me that another program may be using it. Heeeeeeelp.

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Computer will not shut down by normal method and has to be turned off at power.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    frickin' same problem

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Same Problem. Also locks up when answering calls

  • wiscaver Dec 26, 2008

    I installed the webcam and the crockpot stuff they force you into downloading as well. The video worked on their veide whatever the thing is called, but didnt work after i changed the audio settings. Before I changed them you could hear everything becuase the microphone was picking up everything and I could not shut it off from the micro itself so I went into the settings and tried to change it and it froze up my whole computer leaving partial screens up and then when we did a hard shut down it will sit on a sign in for windows that we never had before

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    same here

  • tembo Jan 10, 2009

    Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Freezes with Skype

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Whenever an application like Skype or the webcam app in general turns on, my mouse freezes and needs to be reconnected. I also need to close the app using the webcam first before it works



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Normal 0 How much memory do you have installed in your computer? It may need to be, increased, as this is likely to be the cause of your computer freezing, rebooting, times out, or shutting down.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

Posted on Jan 14, 2009


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How to use Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 Webcam with Skype

well once you have the microsoft webcam software installed..
that is the first step then to go to skype and in skype it will have you set up the video and audio upon first use...
iff you have already past first use.. then when you make a call with skype as long as the software is installed then skype will automatically detect this and use it as the default recording device and it searches also for microphones automatically...
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The webcam freezes my computer

You could test it by using msn or something, and If it freezes on msn you know it isn't skype, But I think your system would be heaps to run it.

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I have no video Iam on skype and It freezes

You can try reinstalling the webcam drivers and.or skype. The installation sequence can matter.
If it still does not work, consider using a webcam sharing software, like SplitCam.

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My video freezes about every 20 seconds i have to keep restarting

Could be a bandwith issue, but also try reinstalling Skype.
Sometimes downgrading to an older Skype version can also help.

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Webcam freezes and call cuts off

Try updating the software drivers.

If you are using XP they're HERE.

If you're using Vista they're HERE.

Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate.


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Normal 0 How much memory do you have installed in your computer? It may need to be increased as this is likely to be the cause of your computer freezing.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

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You may be running out of memory to run the camera. Make sure you have the minimum number of programs running in order to make available the maximum amount of resources your computer has to run the camera.

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Video starts and then freezes as if I've taken a snapshot

its crap i got same problem. but with msn messenger. shit freezes and stays on.

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