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I have a Microsoft lifecam VX 2000. I use Skype on Windows XP. Prior to installing the camera I was able to type to rellies overseas without any issues. With this new camera installed, I am finding that the camera shuts down after approximately 3 minutes and then shuts down my desk top. It does give an error report but that is too technical for me to understand. What would be causing this and how do I fix it.

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Sounds like your webcam is missing some support software
I have a Logitech and need Microsoft DirectX 10 to run it as well as the Logitech software.
Visit the Microsoft hardware support page
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=ICE&type=LifeCam&sku=68A-00001
Fill in the details and click 'GO'
Click on the link:-
"Microsoft LifeCam Readme and Troubleshooting Information"
All the information you require should be found here, Including the latest software to download and Customer Support
Check out any additional software you have to download as well as the Lifecam.

Procedure
Close all programs while uninstalling - downloading and uploading software
Disconnect your webcam
Uninstall the current webcam software on your computer
Restart computer
Download the Installation package from Microsoft
Run the installer and choose your options when prompted
Connect your webcam when prompted.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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