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My Gateway Web Camera tells me that the camera is locked by another application. Is there anything I can do that will make it work again?

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A little more info please. What applications do you use the camera with? What brand is the camera? What version of windows? You could try a different usb port to force windows to reconfigure it. You could also try skype to see if it finds the camera.
1. go to start, run, and type eventvwr. check the application log for red dots related to the camera.
2. right click (my) computer, properties; look for device manager and start it. check for any outstanding device installs, delete any failed ones and restart.

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