Hi, I'm using an HP Pavillion notebook. I don't have any problem before until last night when I used my built in webcam on Yahoo messenger. It crashes when i invite someone to view my webcam. I also have problems with the call function because I can't call nor receive a call from someone. I tried uninstalling the yahoo messenger and reinstalling it but nothing happened. Please help and thanks for taking time to answer my query.
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I, for one, appreciate your sincerity. I hope it is not false. There have been many different versions of YM over the years and most of them would probably work with the newest Operating System to some degree. Have you verified that you are using the latest YM as I suggest the Beta 9 version instead of the non-beta 8.1 version. My recommendations has more to do with security then anything else but since I KNOW that beta 9 works with my built-in webcam it would nice to know you are using a version of YM that I trust and use nearly 24 hours a day. By the way, when you de-install the old YM, kindly remove the Yahoo! folder ( delete the folder after the de-installation and before the re-installation of software ) located under program files as corrupted files can be left after the de-installatin that might and could affect your future re-installation of the software. If this is the only problem you can see, i.e. no other system problems, I will assume you have a clean computer ( one not infected by some virus, etc ) so just do as instructed above and get back to me please.
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and choose "Support & Drivers" (the last one in the list), click on it. Click on the green box "Drivers and Software" enter the product name or number (if you don't know it-just in case-click on Detect Your Product icon). Download the driver and install (double click on downloaded driver>run>plug in the camera if prompted>continue/allow installation. Unplug the camera before you restart your computer. restart your computer.
Sometimes webcam software can still be hooked up on a previous program where it was being used, even if the program was correctly exited. Just reboot your webcam software by unplugging the webcam from the USB port for a couple of seconds Re-check your settings
On the Tools menu, click Options.
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Audio Settings.
Select your webcam as the default microphone. ( If it has a built in mic )
In the navigation pane of the Skype Options window, click Video Settings.
Select your webcam as the default Webcam.
Test LifeCam by making a Skype test call.
For more information
about how to configure Skype Messenger, please visit the following Skype Web
You need the user manual - google your computer name, model and "user manual" for a lead I have a Sony Vaio and found mine already on my computer !! Start > Computer >> Local disk (C) >> Documentation >>EN(glish) I was also able to free up some space by deleting about 10 other versions in different languages.
How much memory is installed in your computer?
The camera uses quite a bit of your memory to operate properly and would
cause the computer to crash or have poor video. Could be other
Issues, but worth checking.
Hope this helps. Bud
1. Right click on the webcam entry in the device manager and choose uninstall.
2. While uninstalling select the option to delete the driver software for the device.
3. Restart the notebook and try to use the webcam.
Even if the issue is same then download youcam software from the following link and install it on the notebook. You will get the you cam icon on the desktop and startmenu from where you can access the webcam.
i am using compaq prersario c700 series,and I changed my Os from vista home basic to vista ultimate , and i lost my functioning of webcam. If it is a problem of it's driver then please make me know how to have it.