Question about HP Webcam
This is happening very often and it is usually an error of the driver ...so..it keeps saying that another program is using this device and it is not available on the moment ..
This can happen from a web page that was enabled to use the web cam by mistake ...or from a photo software ..ot another thing like that ..Usually if it is from a program that opened the camera by itself this is solved after a restart ..but ..the best way o be sure..go to control panel ..add remove software ..and uninstall al l programs and drivers related with the camera ..
After that ..reinsert the disk with the driver ..and restart for to be found again by the computer ..and go with a completely new installation ...after that will work like the first time..
This should not take you more than 10 minutes..and it is the safe way ..cause reinstalling it will rewrite the drivers file in the system 32 and whatever was trying to open it ..will not find the new system files ..
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
Press "control" "alt" and "delete" at the same time on your keyboard to open up windows task manager. After you open it up you can close off programs that are running in the backround and on the desktop. Look for .exe programs, these would cause your webcam to stop working
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
I would try and restart your computer and see if you can use the web cam in the program you want to then.
Sometimes, closing the software application that was using the webcam is not enough. Some webcam software cannot close the webcam for other applications to use later. When this happens, the webcam cannot be used by any other application until the computer is restarted.
Follow that link for more steps that may help you.
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
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