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Webcam restarts pc????? arrggghhhhh

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When I use msn messenger, I turn my webcam on, and it instantly reboots pc, what could it be? the system says the drivers are all ok and it is installed fine???

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    When ever i try to put the cam on it restarts the PC. Currently i am using windows XP. Advise please


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Normal 0 There are a number of things that can cause the camera to freeze up the computer or the camera.
First I’d check to see how much memory is installed in the computer. It takes additional memory to operate the camera.
Hope this helps. Bud

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