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Purchased a Logitek 9000 webcam. Have not been able to have a video/audio conversation with any of my contacts. No problem using Windows Live Messenger for written communication, however when I attempt to initiate a video/audio conversation my webcam shows my image however, the person I trying to contact does not show on my screen, just an empty window with the message "Loading". Eventually this process times out and I'm disconnected. Still have written communication all the while this is going on. Individual on other end does not receive my image and it appears to slow his/her graphic image. This is true with 3 or more contacts, none have been able to connect although they have been able to connect with each other.

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Just try to format your system and try to install the cd given for webcam. Uninstall the software and unplug the webcam.Restart computer and plug the webcam.The computer will detect a USB device and the hardware detected window ill open up.Select "Install hardware auomatically" and insert the driver/software CD and click Next.Follow the prompts on the screen when required to.Your webcam will be installed.Restart computer and remove the CD.Also check the internet connection maybe its to slow..

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How about if you use another messenger like yahoo messenger do you also have the same problem??

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Hi,

Please reinstall your windows live messenger to fix this problem.There is a bug which is causing this issue.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jul 27, 2008

    Please CLICK HERE to download windows live messenger.Once you click on the link just click on install to start the download.
    If you need anymore help let me know.

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Some webcams and programs require additional software, although that should be installed with the webcam if things are right.
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Open skype go to tools from the drop down list select options scroll to audio settings
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Make sure the microphone is using the same as your computers audio
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Click start control panel sounds and audio devices audio and also voice it's the same make sure that you have the right default microphone selected you should be able scroll to video settings to make sure you have the right settings.
Open skype go to tools options scroll to audio settings or video settings on the right you will see webcam setting you can change the settings from there click apply after changing any settings also you can see the webcam there you can even take a snapsot also make sure your settings are correct for a video call.
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When one of your Skype contacts is not online, they will not show up in your list of available contacts.
It is possible to hold a conversation with someone who is not on your friend list, however; if you are trying to talk to someone you have previously chatted with but does not show up on your list of contacts, check to make sure that you have added the person.
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If you cannot see a person that you have already added to your list, there is a chance that the person has blocked you.
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Even if the user is online and accepting messages, you will not be able to see the status and messages will remain undelivered.
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