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Microsoft LiveCam VX-1000

I am unable to get the VX 1000 webcam working on my OC, I successfully downloaded the software but when I try and open the webcam it freezes.

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    allwayes asking me to adjest the reselution " but no way

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    i open messenger fine and every thing goes well until about 30 seconds into viewing webcam, it just stops and closes itself

  • coiley59 Feb 23, 2009

    i have same web cam microsoft lifecam vx-1000,cannot get it or any other web cam to work on aol messenger,i am on AOL VR,have tried other cams and still wont work,they did work long time ago,people other end said the only had black screen,yet the cam was on this end and i could see my self in my video chat screen,and now new pc later still cannot get on i have a windows home vista basic,i even tried downloading the new aol messenger,still wouldnt work,yet cam is ok with yahoo and msn messenger,i so much want this problem sorted,my email is [email protected] fingers crossed.



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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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