Built in program for satellite laptop locked by application
Built in program for satellite laptop called camera assistant software keeps saying 'locked by another application.' when i use my msn messenger the camera works,but for some reason the recording process for videos and sound dont work.id like to fix the problem without rollinjg back my system.
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1. Open a program called"Camera Assistant." This is a Toshiba-supported computr program designed specifically for people with cameras built into their laptops.You can find this by clicking on the "Start" menu and then navigatingto the "Programs" sub-menu.
2. Press the"Picture" button in the "Camera Assistant" program windowto take a picture using your built-in camera. This will take one stillphotograph for every time you click the button. The image you are taking willappear on the right side of the main program window.
3. Press the"Video" button in the "Camera Asst" program window tobegin recording video using your built-in camera. This will record video untilyou press the "Stop" button. The video you are recording will appearon the right side of the main program window.
4. If you can't open"Camera Assistant," reinstall your drivers. Though the camera on aToshiba laptop is designed to work right out of the box, if it doesn't you mayneed to reinstall the driver that makes it work. Look for the CD labeled"Drivers and Software" that came packaged into the box with yourToshiba laptop. Pop it in your laptop's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and install the"Digital Camera" driver contained on the disc.
Usually if the laptop come standard with a camera built in they have a program that you can use for it. As in i have a Toshiba Satellite and i have a built in camera and the program i use is called camera assistant software. and i can find that just by hitting the start bar and choosing all programs and looking through all the programs to see a program that might work with your camera
You need to uninstall first the camera assistant software under control panel, programs and features. Once you've uninstall it, Re-install the software update that you've downloaded. It should allow you to re install it. After installaing and before you restart, go to user accounts and turn off the User Account Control.
I guarantee you that it will work this time and you wont have the error message again.
Your camera software is running in the background as it is loading when windows starts.
goto Start - Run - then enter 'msconfig' - Selective Startup - you will be able to pick which programs is for your camera. Remove the checkmark then click apply. That is a temp fix, if that fix your issue then you'd need to remove that program from the startup folder.
I'm using a Toshiba satellite notebook A200, which I faced the same problem like you saying my built- in webcam cannot operate after I clicked on the drop down list from the windows live messenger to have a webcam conversation. Another program is running the webcam at startup. That program is called Camera Assistant Software which is the conflicting software. Therefore I closed this software and I'm able to use my webcam again in my webcam conversation in windows live messenger. I hope this information will help you.Good Luck!
I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.
Here's what I did
Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager
Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"
First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software"
but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my
Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I
updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I
think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and
that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.