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Need to find out which program is running stopping my hp webcam to work with messenger and youcam need to close the program that is running

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  • queeleyw239 Aug 27, 2010

    can not use my hp webcam reason why when i want to use my webcam with messenger and youcam camera will not start a message comes up that another program is using webcam please close program and try again problem i have no idea which program is using my webcam

  • queeleyw239 Aug 27, 2010

    no luck nothing their exceot a few programs that does not use webcam

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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 ..

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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

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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.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01235743
Follow that link for more steps that may help you.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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    Lee A. Aug 27, 2010

    Did you follow that link and try the steps? Have you tried reinstalling the webcam? With more feedback i can better assist you.
    Thanks,
    Lee

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    Lee A. Aug 28, 2010

    did you go to the link i gave you and follow the 5 troubleshooting steps to get it working?? One of those steps should resolve your problem. Please take a moment to accept/rate my solution accordingly when you find it helpful.
    Thanks,
    Lee

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