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When ever i try to put the cam on it restarts my PC. Currently i am using XP, even tried to reinstall the software but to no avail. Please Advise

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Normal 0 There are a number of things that can cause the camera to freeze up the computer.
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

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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Hi there, please follow the steps.

Hi there follow the instruction below.



1**. Double click my computer then double click USB Video Device.

You can see your self then. If the USB Video Device not showing

there then you have to install the cam first.



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