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Trying to use my inbuilt hp pavilion camera with msn messenger and it keeps saying that camera not switched on!!!! and its in use with another programme...its not being used anywhere elese..how do i fix this i need to amake a videoa call this afternoon...help!!!!

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Hello dee

Does the camera work can you view it in another program?

Try reinstalling the camera drivers, first uninstall it from the device manager

1. right click on my computer
2. click manage
3. on left side of window click on device manager
4. on the middle or at right you now see your devices click on imageing devices or look for your camera
5. right click on the camera and select uninstall
6. reboot your pc, it should reinstall when you login

7. if the problem is not solved try to update the drivers, right click on the camera in device manager and select update drivers.

8. if the problem is still not solved try reinstalling msn messenger. then configure it to use your camera again from the settings.


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Posted on May 04, 2008

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