Microsoft Lifecam X1000 - Installation freezes when previewing video
I am attempting to install my Microsoft Lifecam X1000 on my Vista 64bit operating system. I have installed the software, Vista has searched and found drivers, I am now at the point where it is setting up the audio and visual bits and pieces. I do the sound check, and my speakers work fine. I then go to the microphone check, and usualy it works fine, but sometimes it indicates the sound is very loud and automatically moves the volume slider right to the bottom, but the sound indicator is still in the red. There is no excessive noise. When it does this and I click on next, the program freezes (says the program is not responding). If the microphone section works OK, I then go to the video section, where it then freezes before showing a preview. Sometimes it comes up with the text telling me I can do adjustments, sometimes it just comes up with a black box. If I attempt to close the program in task manager it will not close and I have to restart my computer. When it freezes, it also freezes my MSN.
Solutions I have tried:
I have tried leaving the window open, for up to 3 hours. It did not recover from the not responding freeze and I had to restart my computer.
I have unplugged the camera, uninstalled the software and then restarted my computer, re-installed the software, then replugged the camera in and attempted to set it up again.
I have looked in device manager and it tells me the camera is working.
I have used device manager to check if the drivers are up to date and they are.
Is there anything else I can do before I throw this stupid thing through the window??? I have tried setting this up about 50 times and I am really at my wits end...
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Re: Microsoft Lifecam X1000 - Installation freezes when...
You need to go to the manufactures site and download the VISTA
driver for the camera. Then follow the info below to install
Disconnect the Camera from the USB port and reinstall
the CD or Downloaded software program. When the program asks you
to connect the camera to the USB port, do so and it should work.
Hope this helps. Bud
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1st You download Webcam Driver. install microsoft lifecam 1.1 to my vista pc After this install the Webcam driver in the system. Installation of Webcam Driver Go to the control panel Click on the System Icon Click on the Hardware Tab Click on the Device Manager s Select the Unknown Device or printer device where yellow Question Marks sign on it. Right click on it and uninstall it. After this go to the top of the device manager and click on scan for hardware changes. Driver installation Wizard start. Brows Your Driver from the Hard Disk and click on next. Driver will be install.
Hello! Please, check if your Operating System is compatible with your camera, because if not you will have to update.
Start>right click Computer>Properties; you will see the first line "Windows Edition" under which you can see which is your Operating System and all the information about it.
The camera you have is compatible with Windows 7, but can also work with at least Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista.
If your Operating System is older then the above, you will have to update: go to www.microsoft.com and click on downloads, choose your program (XP, Vista, et.), and in the first tab after loading the page you will see the latest update (for example: If XP, you will see download tab for Service Pack 3; if Vista, you will see download tab for Service Pack 2)
You can also update using Windows Update: Start>type Windows Update in the search box>Enter>Check for Updates. Install updates and restart your computer.
If you do not have the driver for installing your camera, please go to
and see video on how to install your camera. You can also download the driver, BUT make sure you choose the right one for your Operating System-compare drivers on the site and your System info (see step 1).
Did you install Vista yourself? Coud you have installed Vista on a PC that is not Vista ready? Most likely problem is that your video card is not supported for the preview feature of Vista. However, if you are sure that your video card is Vista compatible then you might need to find the latest (Vista compatible) driver for your video card. I once upgraded a video card driver to find that it suddenly supports Vista window preview function.
this the spec from microsoft for the nx-6000
it is not for 64-bit machine. it is fir 32-bits machine, color depth is 16.
Requires a PC that meets the requirements for and has installed one of these operating systems: • Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 • Intel Pentium® III 700 MHz (Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz recommended) • 256 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended) • 300-700 MB hard drive space • Display adapter capable of 16-bit color depth or higher • 2 MB or higher video memory • Windows-compatible speakers or headphones • USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 recommended). USB port 2.0 required for 1.3 MP and above video capture resolution. System without USB 2.0 may achieve 800 x 600 pixel resolution • CD-ROM drive • Broadband internet access required; access fees may apply • Microsoft LifeCam software, version 1.3 Internet functions (post to Windows Live™ Spaces, send in e-mail, video calls), also require: Internet Explorer 6/7 browser software required for installation; 25 MB hard drive space typically required (users can maintain other default Web browsers after installation) The Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 has basic Video & Audio Functionality with Windows Live Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger™, Yahoo!® Messenger, Skype, and Microsoft Office Communicator
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