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Newly purchased stx plus: slow image and cuts out.

My image is very slow, choppy. Also, afer a few minutes, camera stops working and i get a message that %appname% is using camera, need to stop app, hit "reconnect" to use cam again. Can't find%appname% anywhere. Have to reboot system to get cam to work again, then problem starts over. Thanks for your help. Al

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  • paul_335 Feb 09, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem - after using the Camera for a while using only the logitech software to take some stills, it seems to think another application called %appname% has grabbed the camera. I close all other apps and still it doesn't work. Rebooting is the only thing that cures it.

    Also when I'm using Window Instant Messenger the same thing happens ... so what is this mysterious %appname% ?


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Removing the software and reinstalling it using a "clean boot" may resolve the symptoms you are experiencing. Booting clean is a way to eliminate programs from conflicting with installation of software.

1. Unplug the camera from the computer. Later you will be prompted by the software to plug in the camera; do so at that time only.
2. Open the Windows Control Panel.
3. Open the Add / Remove Programs window.
4. Locate the listing for the software and remove it. When prompted to remove the camera drivers files, click Yes.

Now download the latest version of the software for your OS from HERE.

The following is the procedure for a 'clean boot'. I am assuming that you have XP. If you have a different OS, just let me know and I will send you the appropriate procedure to boot clean in that OS.

1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG --> Click OK
2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup
3. Uncheck Process SYSTEM.INI file
4. Uncheck Process WIN.INI file
5. Uncheck Load Startup Items
6. Click on the Services tab
7. At the bottom, check Hide All Microsoft Services
8. Uncheck all boxes in the window or click the button labeled Disable All
6. Click OK
7. Click Restart

After restarting, reinstall the downloaded software. Next , do the following:

1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG--> Click OK
2. Replace checkmarks in the items that you previously removed them from.
3. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup
4. Click OK
5. Click YES, when asked to restart your computer

Hope that helps...Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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