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Asus Lifeframe is telling me camera used by another program.

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  • kinakat Jun 27, 2008

    Hi!
    Asus Lifeframe gives me the error "camera is used by another program", it always worked "randomly" but it is stuck since few days.

    Some of my system info:
    Antivirus AVG 7.5.524
    Windows Defender running (seen in Processes)
    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 not yet installed (scared about it..)

    I have tried previous given solution of exiting the antivirus (AVG in my case), waited some time and camera did not start.
    I closed Windows Defender process, waited some time, tried and still getting the same error.

    I am convinced it the software is conflicting another application but cannot find the right one :S Does anyone have other suggestions?

    Thanks a lot all!! Kina


  • elsebio Jan 07, 2009

    i dont know if it means something, but i instalt qiuck time just bevor. an bevor that i wnated to start an appl. in processing(java) for motion detection, and it needed quicktime...
    im using an asus notebook, vista, athl x2 64, and its also lifeframe wich says "the camera is used by another program"
    ...pleeeease help us out!

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The most common "other program" that interferes with camera download process is your antivirus program. Right-click the AV icon on bottom right and select EXIT, then wait 30 seconds or so, and try running the camera application again. Let me know if that was it.

As far as the second question, you can change boot.ini by r-clicking "My Computer" and selecting "properties'. Then select the startup and recovery tab, and you will find a boot.ini editor. Also, here is an MS article that explains how to directly modify boot.ini with notepad/wordpad:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/f/7/af7777e5-7dcd-4800-8a0a-b18336565f5b/BCD.doc

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