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I have an Asus G51vX and the webcam won't start. Everytime I open LifeFrame I get this message ''The camera is being used by another program'' and even on MSN messenger ''We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again.'' It's been happening a lot. And there's no other program open other than Firefox & Messenger. Also on the systray I have Steam running. But that's all.

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Its a thing called Twain driver. It is associated with another program. You may try uninstalling all the drivers for your cam using an uninstaller program that cleans out all the registry and left over files and re-install the software. The twain is used for all imaging hardware to software.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10307853/how-to-verify-if-my-scanner-driver-is-twain-compatible

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Do you use McAfee as your anti virus software?
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