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Webcam being used by some other unknown software.

Am getting troubles with my webcam, i tried to cam with my friend on msn n i discovered this trouble. my webcam's not working and i tried to capture myself using Cyberlink Youcam. Everytime i get this message that my cam is being used by some other software and that i need to end it to try again. Actually there is no softwares that i know, running to stop me from using my webcam. What should i do plz?

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You will have to reinstall the Camera Driver. Uninstall the Camera Driver from the Device Manager and then reinstall it. Also, install MSN once you reinstall the Camera Driver.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • pranavchummu Jul 16, 2010

    thanks it helped :)

  • raaghz Jul 16, 2010

    I am glad that the issue is resolved.

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