I have done exactly what u have written in your message by updating the driver by going under device manager, it does actually work after restarting the computer right that moment. But when you want to use your webcam again at some other time the message appears again "LOCKED BY ANOTHER APPLICATION". Please help me out to resolve this issue, it just driving me crazy. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SO.......
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Hi goto control panel, add remove programmes and find this webcam software , uninstall it. in control panel again goto system hardware device manager, scroll down till you find imagine and aand scanners in there is your webcam right click it and uninstall it. restart your laptop.
use the driver cd that came with your laptop to reinstall it or click here and choose your operating system and download the software and drivers for your built in cam.
Follow these steps to re-install the driver for the webcam. You will
need to be logged in as an Administrator or have an Administrator
password ready.1. Click the Windows Start button. 2. Click Control Panel, System and Maintenance and then Device Manager. 3. Right-click on Chicony USB 2.0 Camera and select Update Driver Software.
A yellow exclamation point indicates that the camera is recognized by
Windows but is not working properly, probably because of problem with
the device driver 4. Select Browse my computer for the driver software. 5. Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. 6. Select USB Video Device from the list, and click Next. 7. If the message “Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device” appears, click Close. 8. Restart Windows. The webcam should now work properly
I don't know what exactly fixed the problem but I managed to fix it. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A215 by the way.
Here's what I did Control Panel >> System Maintenance >> Device Manager
Go to Imaging Devices and right-click "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera" and choose "Update Driver Software"
First I clicked on "Search automatically for updated driver software" but everything was already up to date. So then I went to "Browse my Computer for Driver Software" and then to "Let Me Pick from a List". I updated the USB Video Device and rebooted but that only made it worse I think. Then I tried updating one of the "Chicony USB 2.0 Camera"'s and that did the trick. Yey. So now my webcam works.