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Question: webcam does not work properly

i am running asus k40ij laptop wth operating system win 7.but cananot use the webcame properly though life frame2 camera is installed from the driver cd.when i turn on the webcam it shows me horrizonally. my head shows bellow.

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Answer: webcam does not work properly

I think this is a problem with your computer itself. Contact ASUS.

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My kids use a webcam when chatting to their aunt in New Zealand. Trouble is it doesn't work on Vista!
I'm really getting it in the neck to sort it out.
If I plug the cam in then MSN freezes (greys out and can't be closed) and this leads to a 'blue screen'!
It's an ANC cam - and it seems no Vista drivers are available.
Does anyone have a work-around for this - or does anyone know of a cam that works with Vista?

Answer:Webcam does not work properly on Equium series

Hi again :)

if there are really no drivers for Vista available then you should buy a logitech cam. They are commonly known to work on almost ALL systems, even on vista.

Because I don?t know your cam and what software do you have installed, I unfortunately cannot give you some hints to fix that. Maybe removing everything and then first install the vista drivers (if you find some) without some unecessary cam-software (which is usually shipped with such cams) and then the messenger. It should PROBABLY work but I am not sure.

Otherwise I would point on the quickcam from logitech. :)


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Hi guys. I just got my T410 a few days ago and I found an issue with Skype. When I use video chat on Skype, the integrated webcam keeps restarting itself in every few seconds. So my video gets black in every few seconds. I tried the preloaded video utility and it works fine with that. I can get conintuous video displayed on the screen. It seems does not work with Skype which also comes with the laptop. I tried the webcam with different version of Skype and I got the same issue. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with 4GB memory. I talked to Lenovo Tech Support and they did not have any idea either. Seems like some driver or software issue with Skype. Does anyone has the same issue with the integrated webcam? Any idea how to fix it? Thanks.

Answer:T410 webcam does not work properly with Skype!!

I run a HP laptop with Vista. I have been having the same problems with the webcam and Skype. I had to delete my HP media smart webcam execute file and it helped. It did not fix it completely but it minimized the problem, such as the program constantly restarting. I am still working on trying to stop the cam from doing this constantly. HP was no help and neither was Skype for that matter, they both were more confused than I was.

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After my windows Vista system crashed on Dec 16 2011, I had the recovery done.
After that, I didn't find any webcam driver on the whole laptop. On the support page of Toshiba I finally found version 1.7, but that doesn't work at all!

It always shows up: Webcam driver open fail, please restart camera or computer. As it is a built in camera I tried it with the restart of the computer, but that didn't help at all. So I tried it with the option to repair the driver with Install Shield Wizard. The program has done something, but without any success.

So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and it didn't help at all!

Has somebody an idea?

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A300-1MX doesn't work properly


Found a Toshiba knowledge base article which describes this error and provides a solution to this issue.
+Why does the error message display: "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer."?+

But its related to Portege M600, and Satellite U300 only.
However, you should also try to perform a BIOS update. After that set the BIOS to default settings and save the changes?. Then try to reinstall the webcam software once again.

You should also check the device manager. Here in device manager the webcam should be recognized as a USB device? if this is not the case then this means that the webcam has not been recognized by OS and this means that there could be an hardware issue?

As far as I know the webcam is connected to the USB controller on the motherboard. If the cable connection is lose, then the webcam would not be recognized in device manager; neither as USB device nor an unknown device.

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This built-in Chicony webcam is slowly driving me demented.

Sometimes it works (not since last week though). Usually I get a message saying it is locked by another application - or it doesn't exist. Now I can't even view friends' webcams.

The cam opens on my screen and looks perfect but no one can see me! When I try to view a friends' cam, I am told that it's not connected.

Now I checked my Device manager and it's not even installed anymore - just gone! I did download the recommended driver from Toshiba Europe (camsoft-2007081.......), unzipped it, ran it, rebooted but seemingly my notebook cannot detect the webcam - even though it flashes a blue light!

Please . . . take me out of my misery SOMEONE!

Thank you, merci, gratias, go raibh míle, etc., etc.

Answer:Chicony 1.3 webcam on Satellite Pro P200 does not work properly

I have read that sometimes the internal TV tuner could lock the internal webcam and therefore this error message would appear.
But as far as I know this notebook was not equipped with the internal TV tuner and therefore this possibility is not relevant.

Fact is that any application locks the webcam software. In you case you would recommend starting the ?msconfig? and to disable firstly the webcam services which are running in the background. Then enable it again.

In most case this helps!
By the way; I have noticed this issue only using yahoo and ms messenger. Skype runs ok!

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Hey guys, when I open my 'face recognition' tab and click register, that blue light will flash on and off all day, and never register/recognize me. Whats the deal?

Am I doing something wrong? If you need any more information let me know, and I'll gladly provide it.
By the way, the cam works fine, I use it on Skype all the time.


Answer:Webcam doesnt work properly with Face Recognition tool


Is your notebook preinstalled with recovery image?
Have you tried to remove preinstalled Face recognition tool and install latest version from Toshiba download page?

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Apps not starting properly, sys. recov. doesn't work, can't shut down properly, etc..

no replies yet?

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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I have a Satellite M305d-s4830.
My PC's operating system is Vista 64bit.

Cam and mic were working fine until one day the camera assistant software started showing a messagebox saying that: "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart the camera or computer."

Since then I tried everything that comes to my mind, but I think neither the cam nor the mic appear in the device manager. I also have the recovery disk for Toshiba.

What am I supposed to do?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite M305D-S4830 - Webcam driver open fail - Now webcam & mic does not work


> Since then I tried everything that comes to my mind, but I think neither the cam nor the mic appear in the device manager
Hmm? you mean the cam is not listed in device manager?
Neither an unknown device nor near a yellow exclamation mark?

Sounds like hardware issue? but try to recover the notebook using recovery disk.
If this will not help then it means that there must be something wrong with the cam?

I read in the net that some people had a similar issue.
The webcam worked when opened the laptop lid only halfway.
But webcam disappeared when the lid has been moved up.
Possibly there was an loose contact between the cable and cam?
In such case the ASP technician should check the notebook?.

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Hey guys

just got my mate to upgrade me to win 7 64bit.
Now my camera wont work. I had to re-install the drivers (they only had the vista drivers) - Can anyone help?

"webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"


Answer:Portege M800: webcam does not work Win 7 64bit - webcam driver open fail


Seems you have used wrong or not compatible webcam driver/software?
You should use an Win 7 64bit Chicony webcam software.

> Now my camera wont work. I had to re-install the drivers (they only had the vista drivers) - Can anyone help?
The Portege M800 Win 7 drivers are available on the Toshiba European driver page.
You will find also the Win 7 64bit Webcam driver

Please remove firstly the old driver, then reboot the unit? clean the OS using CCLeaner? reboot the unit again and then install the Chicony webcam software.


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firstly I am not sure if this is a warranty issue, but I always seem to be geting in post the closure of the offices at the moment.

The new laptop seems to occasionally play up and suggest the USB device not recognised.
On top of this the webcamera is not listed in the hardware settings.

I have tried re-installing the webcam drivers, but although they install ok the computer cannot actually find the webcam, i.e. its not listed in system devices, and forcing Vista to look for the camera does not result in any luck. (the microphone adjacent to the webcam works fine).
Every time I start the computer it now tells me I need to restart the webcam or the computer.

I am running Vista 32 bit, the 250D being a 1.9Athlon core duo with 2GB ram and definetly comes packaged with a webcam (I do seem to recall the little blue light coming on early during setup but never again since).

Is it worth doing a hard re-install, although Windows is normally pretty good at picking up new hardware surely??
I have had a look at the other webcam issues but the drivers are no good as I cannot actually make the webcam do anything.
I have been onto the Warranty page but trying to enter the Serial no. it says it doesn't exist.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Jason

Answer:Satellite L350D - Webcam doesn't work - webcam must be restarted

* Download the updated Chicony Webcam driver from the Toshiba website drivers section. If you cannot find an updated driver, try a newer driver from another Toshiba Model.
* Install Vista Service Pack 1, or Vista Hotfix KB934374: (KB934374 is included in SP1)
* Update your Messenger software (MSN/Yahoo Messenger, etc..)
* If you have another program that can use the webcam (Skype for example), make sure they are completely closed, and not sitting in the System Tray.
* Try closing the Camera Assistant Bar on the left of the Desktop.
* To stop the Camera Assistant software from running on startup, run Regedit and delete "Camera Assistant Software" from HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \

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I have a sony vaio with built in webcam however the webcam hasnt worked for ages!
The little yellow light next to the camera lights up when i start the webcam but the screen is black. I have tried device manager-control panel but it says all the software is up to date and that the camera is working

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Hi all,So, as the username hopefully indicates - a newbie to the x200s, which I bought recently, though I've been using thinkpad products for a few years now (a devoted fan!)My x200s did not come with a webcam and, since I am thousands of miles from home, I reckoned I would try and install one manually. Note that I have swaped its HDD for an SD & changed keyboard in the past with no problem, so I was assuming (foolishly, perhaps!) that vaguely knew what I was doing.I followed the instructions and user experiences on this thread, I purchased this camera - and got off to work.Even though everything seemed fine when adding the camera to the system, a strange thing happened after I rebooted (I run Linux Mint 16): neither the webcam, nor the thinklight were now working. After lots of testing, I assumed I must have just destroyed part of the cable during installation, and so I purchased this cable (Lenovo ThinkPad X200 LCD Video Cable 44C9909) and tried again. Same result! The only difference is that the first time round, an "lsusb" command on linux would return a Ricoh product (and I assume that's the webcam), but it would still not be recognised by Mint, while now, there's nothing. In both cases, the Thinklight didn't work.Since both the thinklight and the webcam come out at the same end (see the right end of the cable on this picture) I am assuming, of course, that the two are related.Would anyone know which of the clips on the left end of the cable on the same picture, abov... Read more

Answer:X200s tried to add webcam - now neither webcam, nor thinklight will work

perhaps HMM and Service Video might help.
Be sure integrated camera is enabled in the BIOS Setup menu.

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my webcam in not working properly need some help

Answer:webcam is not working properly

Hi @baka_grv, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion g4-1121tx Notebook and issues with the WebCam not working correctly. Here is a document on WebCam troubleshooting.   If that does not help I would uninstall the Cyberlink and the MediaSmart software completely and reinstall the software. The CyberLink YouCam Software should be installed.Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant if you need it. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system at the time of purchase. Please let me know how this goes. Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution. Thanks.

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Hi guys,

can anybody help me with my USB webcam. It doesnt really come with an installer so I presumed I can just plig it in my USB port and I'm ready to go. But everytime I attempt to use it say in Yahoo messanger, it says no "camera attached".

Pls Help..

Answer:USB WEBCAM not installed properly

i'm guessing you'll need to find drivers for them or some sorts..

see if you can find some model no. or brand or anything? you may need to use a hardware reader like SIW or Everest to help you find out..

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Dear all, I just bought a T430u but I cannot get the WebCam to work properly. When I use for example the Windows 8 camera app or Skype the green light next to the WebCam turns on but instead of seeing me on the screen I just find a grey picture with a white crossed out camera (see below picture). Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong? Many thanks in advance! 


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Answer:WebCam of T430u not working properly

Hi, Oink
Your camera may be set in Privacy mode, which would cause this image to occur instead of what is in front of the camera. On the Start menu (Metro), go to the Lenovo Settings app and select Camera from the list. Make sure that this is not set to Private.
Hope it helps,

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I got an HP TouchSmart Laptop back in January.
Here is the computer I bought, I bought it with the stores specs

I have had some trouble with the webcam in Yahoo Messanger. I used the webcam in Skype for the first time (back in january) for two hours with no problems. I have been using it recently though over the past week and I have been having problems with the image freezing, skipping, just being slow. I am also noticing that the problem occurs more often when I have skypes web cam connected to Cyberlink Web Camera Filter instead of HP Webcam. Also, the instant messanger programs call it Cyberlink but when its open the programs name is HP MediaSmart Webcam. When connected to Cyberlink the program will randomly close or open own. Even opening while its open causing the cam to freeze. The problem has been getting worse but today it has been redicilous. The cam will be working fine and then Cyberlink will open automatically, while its open, then close, then open, and it does this repeatedly and makes it so that i am not able to type or use my computer because when it opens it automatically becomes the active window. So I am forced to wait for it to stop whatever it is that its doing before I can do anything else. Durring this time, the light that shows that the webcam is on also flashes.

I also have a problem when its connected to the HP Webcam, every time the video starts the screen... Read more

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Right, well I got this Toshiba laptop about 4 years ago. 6 months ago it started playing up.
When I preview the webcam, and take a picture, the picture doesn't actually take. I go to my gallery and a picture that I took AGES ago comes up instead. I don't know why! I've deleted the picture. It's not even on here anymore.
I deleted my webcam software and restored it from the recycling bin but it didn't change anything.

It's really frustrating, how can I get my webcam to take the picture that's actually in front of the camera, not one that's no longer existing!?

It's an old Toshiba satellite I believe.

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I keep getting error code 45 whenever I go to it in device manager and its not working for any apps. I have uninstalled it many times and updated my drivers so I have no idea what to do now. Any help is appreciated

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Hi everybody! I am trying hard for the whole last day to understand what's happening with web camera on my Lenovo Z570 laptop. It's just from the box, was used 2-3 times only. I am not sure if webcam was ok before. It's displayed in Devices Manager without any warnings.What I see now:1) Trying to check video in Skype: "Close other applications using webcam".2) Trying to check via CyberLink YouCam: "Warning: YouCam cannot connect to your webcam (Lenovo EasyCamera). Try selecting another capture device within settings, or close any applications that may be using this webcam and then restart"3) Tried to check via Process Explorer which apps are using webcam (via hardware ID). Looks like no conflicts4) Tried to remove device and install driver from different sources - unsuccessful.5) Tried safe mode and so on. BUT at the same time:I can see the picture from the webcam using CamDiag utilty. I don't understand how and why...Could anyone please advice something? 

Answer:Z570: webcam is not working properly

Hi Skapman,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the webcam is not working as expected even after performing the possible troubleshooting steps in your Z570 Laptop, I suggest you to check if the webcam is detected by online ?Test My Cam? website. Below is its link:

Test My Cam

And if the issue persists, I suggest you to un-install the webcam device driver from the Device Manager, then un-install any webcam related applications like ?YouCam? present in the computer. If the issue persists, you may try to run the hardware troubleshooter from link as mentioned in the below link:

Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

Do post us back if the issue persists.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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I recieved a Logitech QuickCam Messenger, and I had to reload and restore Windows XP Home Edition due to a corruption. When I tried to put back all of my software, my QucikCam installation went fine. That was until I was almost finished with the installation it said it had a fatal error and it automatically aborted the installation. Before I had to restore Windows, I had the QuickCam installed fine and it worked properly. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Answer:Logitech Webcam not functioning properly

I am pretty sure a fatal error involves a conflict with another program / drivers etc. But , more important did you write down any file names or details in that error?
Also you might want to try a search at Logitech and Microsoft to see if there Knowledge bases list any info that can relate to your situation.

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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??

Answer:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.

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Hello People Im in need of your expertise. here are a few scans i ran I hope these can help you tell what my problems are...ComboFix 08-07-31.04 - uuurbody 2008-11-02 8:36:39.2 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.256 [GMT -5:00]Running from: E:\Documents and Settings\uuurbody\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.- REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY MODE -.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).I:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-02 to 2008-11-02 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-01 22:03 . 2008-11-01 22:03 <DIR> d-------- E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nero2008-11-01 19:08 . 2008-11-01 19:08 0 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\Irremote.ini2008-11-01 18:16 . 2008-11-02 08:37 <DIR> d-a------ E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP2008-10-22 13:12 . 2008-04-27 09:33 765,952 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvidcore.dll2008-10-22 13:12 . 2008-04-27 09:35 180,224 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvidvfw.dll2008-10-22 13:12 . 2007-06-28 17:55 77,824 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvid.ax2008-10-15 01:11 . 2008-08-14 05:11 2,189,184 -----c--- E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe2008-10-15 01:11 . 2008-08-14 05:09 2,145,280 -----c--- E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\dllcache\... Read more

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My Sat Pro 6100 has just been away for the usual motherboard and power board replacement with Toshiba, but now I have a strange keyboard problem.

When I turn it on, all the keys work. After a few minutes, '3' doesn't work, then 'r' fails, then '5','7','8','9','0' stop working. At this stage I can feel something getting very hot under the middle of the keyboard. A reboot and no keys work. Another reboot with an external PS2 keyboard, and the internal keyboard is still faulty (some keys work, others don't) but the external one works correctly.

Now if the pc didn't get so hot under the middle of the internal keyboard, then I would conclude that the keyboard was faulty, but for it to fail slowly and sequentially like this, and it fails the same way every day (Since the Toshiba rebuild!).

Maybe, internal keyboard controller overheating?
Does anyone know what this might be? :-(


Answer:Keyboard on Sat Pro 6100 doesn't work properly after remedial work

Right under the keyboard of your pro 6100 is the VGA graphics controller (the keyboard cable plugs into the same card). It is normal that this part becomes warm during usage.

It's strange that your problem appears after a while and not right away.

It might be just an improper reseating of the keyboard cable (it's a thin layer like a photo film-negative) that easily pops out, but... it can be something more serious, too. (Especially since you had the upgrade done where hardware had to be changed)

I would consult the service center once again and ask for instructions how to deal with this. Don't ignore it (by using an external keyboard instead of the malfunctioning internal) as it might end up into something more serious soon...



P.S. Please keep us updated on your steps

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Hello everyone,

as the title says, the integrated webcam of my Toshiba Satellite P300D-110 is not functioning properly. Allow me to explain. Using the Camera Assistance Software I can take photo's and record music. If I try to record a video the preview screen turns up black and the end result tuns out black aswell, completely black.

Whenever I try to use my camera with applications such as MSN Live Messenger, Skype or at community websites using Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari the application in question crashes.

*How did this happen?*

You tell me. This is how it went;
* Day 1: I've started up my laptop and looked at my fresh and clean install of windows vista home premium. I tried out my webcam using the webcam assistance software and it worked like a charm.
* Day 2: Once again I boot up my laptop and try to start my webcam only to find out that it no longer functions.
To give a quick summary of the thread;

* Using Camera Assistance Software provided by Toshiba I can take pictures.
* Using Camera Assistance Software provided by Toshiba I can record sound.
* Using Camera Assistance Software provided by Toshiba I can _*NOT*_ record or preview a video.
* I can not start my camera using any other application such as but not limited to; MSN Live Messenger, Skype, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safar.
* I have downloaded and isntalled the latest drivers from the Toshiba website.
* My laptop is about a week old.

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Answer:Satellite P300D-110 integrated webcam is not functioning properly.

Still wondering if anyone has any idea as to why my camera is acting the way it does.

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Hi everyone,

I have a L500D (I've had it for about 2 months now) and yesterday I realised that my webcam was not working properly anymore even though it was working just fine a couple of days ago.

Here's the problem: when I switch it on (through Skype or through the toshiba web camera application), the colours are all inverted: it's exactly as if I had added an effect on the image such as "posterize" or "threshold". Everything is bright, grainy, saturated ...

I tried in both low and high light and the night mode is not on.
I couldn't fix the problem with the webcam settings but whatever I do, I can not get anywhere close to a normal image.

I spent quite a lot of time browsing the web but couldn't find a solution (nor someone with a similar problem actually). I have windows 7 64bit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I handle my laptop with a great deal of care which makes it even more upseting when something goes wrong ... Thanks in advance!


Answer:Satellite L500D - Inbuilt webcam is not working properly

Hi mate

Didn?t find any similar threads about a described issue? it seems you are the first one who has reported this?

Did you try to reinstall the webcam software?
Try this.
Remove firstly the webcam software and then after new reboot, install the new downloaded webcam software.

PS; did you remove the thin foil/film securing the webcam lens?
Check this!

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Hi everyone,

The webcam works fine after the system boots up. But sometimes after the laptop idles for awhile or return from sleep mode, the webcam fails to work and an error message "failed to render graphic" is shown when I try to turn on the webcam by the built-in Camera Assistant Software.
And I don't think it happens only happens on this machine: I've had a the-same-model replacement due to a fault that is not related to the webcam, and yet the same problem occured on that machine.

I've tried different drivers provided on the Toshiba website (AUS) and the default usb webcam driver by Microsoft, yet the same result... I've also read through the Toshiba forum. Most related threads did not mention the "failed to render graphic" error message. I think this problem is caused by defective software by either Microsoft or Toshiba; and the reason being that the webcam worked after the system boot up, and with the premise of no hardware modification or displacement of the laptop, it stops working after a short idle or return from sleep.

PS: I've also reinstalled windows many times uing the recovery dvds...

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Built-in webcam of Satellite A200 (PSAF6A) is not functioning properly

In my opinion this issue could be related to the graphic card driver.
I saw this error message (?failed to render graphic?) while playing some games.

So in my opinion this is not only a webcam issue.

Try to update the graphic driver. I don?t know exactly what graphic card do you have but try this sites:

Best regards

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After a trouble that occured to my webcam I tried to fix it by uninstalling the driver and reinstalling (it by the toshiba's website).
I did this twice and it didn not work,
allthought the pc installed the driver, the camera did not work because a file was for win95 and my pc has vista.

After several restarts I did the following
-all programmes
-camera assistant software
-right click
-options (the last button of right click menu...)
-select work to compatibility with win95
Sorry for my english, I am greek and my vista menu also...:)
If anyone wants more details pls contact me.
I hope this might help those in despair....

Answer:Chicony webcam driver is not working properly on Satellite A200-13O

Hi there,

yes I would appreciate some details ;).

For example: from which manufacturer is that camera, is it a built in, did it worked before, and so on...

So there is much to tell, you did already told the second part but I am missing some things like I described above. By the way: you can try to recover your machine, if you really need your camera, but this is really the LAST RESORT.


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After upgrading from windows 8 to windows 10 my webcam is not functioning properly. The webcam was completely green and non funcitonal. 
I uninstalled the old drivers and installed the recommended lasted drivers, but now the webcam is just entirely blurry.
The webcam is the Intel RealSense 3D Camera F200.
The two drivers I have installed are:

Intel(R) RealSense(TM) 3D Camera (Front F200) Depth
Intel(R) RealSense(TM) 3D Camera (Front F200) RGB
Intel(R) RealSense(TM) 3D Camera Virtual Drive

What can I do to fix this? Has anyone had a similar issue? Is there some sort of camera setting where I can tweak the quality or is this just a driver issue with windows 10? 

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Dell Inspiron 5548 Webcam not working properly after updating to Windows 10

I have a similar problem. After the Creator's update, my F200 camera does not work. I need a way to repair this problem!

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DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Anne at 7:43:29.83 on Fri 11/05/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1917.909 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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Answer:IE won't work properly

Hi all,
I am not sure how to post everything correctly, yes I read the instructions, but take a look at my screen name :-)

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Okay, i got dev c++ and i was following the tutorial and when i tried doing the hello world program it wouldn't start properly. heres my code

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
printf("Hello World\n");
reurn 0;
please note that i did compile and link it...

Answer:Dev c++ won't work properly.

return 0;

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Hey! I was wondering if this RAm would fit in my PC:
(Scoll down and click Specifications for all the information on the RAM)

Here is my computer:

And the computer's motherboard:

Thanks for any replies!

Answer:Will this RAM fit and work properly in my PC?

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My CD/DVD rom shows up in my device manager & states it is working properly.
Any disc that I put into the drive is not recognized. It pulls up zero info from the disc as if it can not read it. If I simply select play (even though no info is showing) I get the windows notice to add media to that drive.I thought the drive had died and I was ready to install a new one. BUT..
I ran the installed PC-Doctor program that is a HP diagnostic program and during that test, the drive played just fine. There are multiple test for the DVD/CD rom and it passed every test in the PC-Doctor program.
But after the test, I again placed different CD's , DVD's into it, and nothing.

Answer:DVD RW/CD Rom won't work properly

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I have an old Dell PC with Windows2000. A few years ago I noticed that the it would not play cd's without skipping. I have had to use another computer for my ipod. A few months ago, the cd rom would no longer open so I just replaced it with a Pioneer DVR/DVD and it still skips while playing a cd! It also would not import to itunes. I was told my drivers could be bad but I am really lost while trying to find ones to update/ install. Please help!!!

Answer:My new cd rom does not work properly

 cluelessblond ..... Have you tried deleting your Pioneer optical drive and then rebooting the machine and have the drive be redetected .......? dl65  

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OS=WinXP Pro, 64-bit, installed on drive partition "D:\".

Have tried " sfc /scannow", following instructions online as follows:
1) copied folder I386 to "D:\"
2) Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup>ServicePackSourcePath, where I changed location to "D:\".
3) Restarted computer, re-tried "sfc /scannow", after which still got "...need XP CD for more..."This was supposed to prevent the latter request for the CD, which didn't work for me anyway.
Will any of this work, specifically in XP 64-bit?
I need to check my system for errors: can you help to get sfc working for me?
Thanks in advance.
Art Miller

Answer:SFC won't work properly

Did you also change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup - SourcePath to D:\?
And does the CD have the same service pack as is installed on the PC?

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My "gamer" -PC has lost its connection to the rest of my LAN, WDlive, laptop.
The laptop can not "see" my "gamer" -PC more. And yet. Do I open a cmd in my "gamer" -PC and writes PING PHOTO PC (called my laptop), then the corresponding fine, but in the Windows network can not be seen, and I can not connect or network drive to it. Oddly enough, I have always had a network drive on "gamer" looking for PHOTO-PC, and this old connection still works fine, even though I reboot both computers
As I see it, so can the PCs well find each other in a CMD, but not in Windows Explorer or Total Commander. Both PCs are members of the same workgroup. I have been through all the settings in "Network and Sharing Center" and they are 110% identical (there are not corrected in them, since that time it worked).
Is there perhaps a service not running? Or a policy that has been changed?
The laptop and WDlive can see each other, and the laptop can easily see the wife's PC when she is on (it can "gamer" -PC'en no longer).

If I create entries in reg.databasen, it connects the network drive just fine after a reboot. See picture for examples of drive Y and Z. Both networking places are available as network drives, and in a CMD prompt with "PING PHOTO-PC" for example.
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Answer:cpu fan does not work properly

i get the message cpu fan does not work properly every time i try and install a new better cru cooler everytime i go back to my old one it works fine first i tried a heatpipe (coolermaster) and then i tried an artic copper silent and both gave me the same message what am i doing wrong??? i know how to put on thermal paste and ive been using artic silver any ideas???

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IE & OE do not work properly. IE tabs slowly and hesitates and OE is slow to start. I tried the microsoft editing the reg fix from the 251787 article but no luck still have a problem. I tried everything that i know of, reintall windows 98 SE, IE 6.0 etc.. nothing corrects it. I even did the imagehlp.dll extraction and that didn't work either any ideas?


Answer:IE & OE do not work properly

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After installing windows 7 cpu fan won't run higher then 3125 rpm. So for the desktop applications it's ok but when i enter the game cpu temp. goes to 60 - 70 celsius. Before win 7 i had xp and it worked just fine.

So if anyone have any solution, please help.


Answer:CPU fan won't work properly

Turn off AMD cool and quiet.

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On my laptop I have a DVD CDRW combo drive (ie. I can watch DVDs and burn CDs). However the past three times I have tried to burn a music CD the buffer rate goes all the way down, then fixes itself, but shortly after completely fails and the burning process stops at 30%.

>I have not changed the type of CD I use when burning since I have had the laptop.
>I have always used Nero burning software.
>I have installed new RAM recently.

Basically, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to fix this error. If it is the RAM that caused this (I'm pretty sure the errors started shortly after new RAM) will taking it out fix it? Should I try a new burning suite? If the problem is not fixable the laptop is still covered under a 12 month HP warranty and 3 year extended warranty so I can get it replaced or fixed but I would rather that be the last resort. Any help would be great, I don't know anything about hardware issues, etc.

Answer:DVD/CD-RW won't work properly

"(I'm pretty sure the errors started shortly after new RAM)"

well you found ur problem
try this
change back to the old ones, and try to burn, see if it works
if it works, ur new ram are not very compatiable

are the new rams same brand and PCXXXX as the old one?

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Question: Webcam won't work!

Hey, so my webcam has been working fine until about two weeks ago. Ever since then it's working on and off when I open applications that need the webcam. I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-330SA. I've tried looking on the Compaq website but my laptop model isn't showing up for some reason.

Basically when I try to open my webcam it gives me the option to choose my webcam but then no picture shows up and it says that there is no webcam connected or that there is no webcam activity. I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it but so far that hasn't worked. I have no idea what to do?

Answer:Webcam won't work!

"I've tried looking on the Compaq website but my laptop model isn't showing up for some reason."

That often happens if you go to the wrong regional website for that model, as different model numbers are used in different countries. Use the appropriate Compaq website for your country, then download & install the webcam driver for that model.

Go here and select the appropriate country using the drop-down list at top-right:

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My machine is s10 (not s10e) and use the bison's webcam
My problem is bellow:
Camera not working properly --> installed 1404 version --> grey screen --> installed 310 version (IN1CAM05WW1.exe) --> still grey screen
For now, spent much time to dispose this problem
and try to recover the version to 1404 and do bellow steps:
recovered to 1404 version --> grey screen --> installed 1405 version (IN1CAM04WW1.exe)  --> Can worked for three times -- > then grey screen --> nstalled 310 version (IN1CAM05WW1.exe) --> still grey screen
I have seen the discussion @
but the webcam still not work.
Please help me, my email is *@*.*
Very thx.
Moderator edit: Masked member's email address. Please us the forum's Private Message (PM) feature to communicate. Just click on the user's name and "Send this user a Private Message".
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Message Edited by kkperson on 06-07-2009 08:56 AM
Message Edited by kkperson on 06-07-2009 07:09 PM
Message Edited by bananaman on 06-08-2009 09:43 PM

Answer:[help!] My s10's webcam can't work normally

Some one helps me? It's already two days. Message Edited by kkperson on 06-08-2009 06:40 PM

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I recently had to re-install windows, and therefore had to re-instal my webcam. It worked fine before but now won't work .

The model is: Maxim Digital Camera MX30-50, my windows OS is Windows98

It can be used as a webcam and also as a camera.
I can take photos with it and upload them no problem.. but when I use the webcam (and i have tried it with various programs that i've used before with it), it simply doesnt load. It freezes whatever application I tried to run it in.

When I run in the application "PCCam" I get the error that it cannot run preview graph. I've tried reinstalling the software and the driver multiple times but still no result.

Any ideas to get it running would be appreciated, thank you in advance

edit: also forgot to say it is a USB Camera.. but I do know that the USB cable is working because I can get photos from it

Answer:Webcam won't work??

im having the same problim

im having the same problim but now i cant even find the disk off my camera so if any one can help please e mail me or watever
it might be your usb settings gointo controle pannel
and look in deviceman uad open devoices there u shuld see wats wrong maybe

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I'm not sure if I'm in right place here. sorry if I'm not. I recently bought a computer that has windows 7 on it and it came with a camera in it. How do I get that to work for a live feed to someone elses computer?


Answer:How do I get the webcam to work on Win 7?

1) What is the make/model of your computer? Didn't it come with documentation on how to use the built in cam???

2) Have you looked to find the cam listed in DevMgr? (probably under Imaging Devices category). Does it appear? Does have it have any yellow or red icons appear?

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Question: Webcam won't work

Three days ago I installed for the first time a webcam which worked for about 10 minutes and then it worked on and off for two days and now there is nothing. Can't use it. Want to use it for Skype but can't. I've reconfigured Skype video several times, checked out the webcam and it's working OK, but can't send anything. The audio works perfectly. Any suggestions please?

Answer:Webcam won't work

XP or Vista?Make and Model of webcam ?

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tried to find software and web can, notebook does have the camera

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Question: Webcam don't work

I have a Trust 320 spacecam which used to work but don't anymore. How can I verify if the webcam is dead or if I have a problem with my computer

Answer:Webcam don't work

As your webcam doesn't work, go to My Computer>right click>Properties>Hardware tab>Device Manager>Imaging Devices>right click on your Trust webcam>Properties.Ensure that the device is working properly and that it is Enabled in the drop down menu.If not you may have to reinstall the drivers, which can be obtained from the Trust website.However, you could first try Uninstalling the webcam from its Properties in Device Manager and rebooting - Windows should Find New Hardware and reinstall the drivers.By the way if you use the webcam plus other imaging devices such as a scanner, you will have to list the webcam as the Default device for use, for instance, with Skype.

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Question: Webcam won't work

I installed the drivers ect for my new webcam and when I go to access it, a prompt appears that says "webcam is being used by another application". I called the manufacturer and they had me do several installs/uninstalls and reboots to no avail. I got a different webcam and the same thing happens. Does anyone have any suggestions to get this sucker working?

Answer:Webcam won't work

You try to access the camera with what program? Do you have any other startups, which may be claiming webcam (instant messenger programs, for instance)?

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i have a sony vaio laptop but my in built camera does not work. any help to get it working would be apprieciated

Answer:my webcam does not work

Hello and welcome to the forum.

You proberly need driver and software downloads.Try Sony website support tab for your make and model of laptop and download the latest webcam driver and software:

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So, for a while now, my webcam hasn't been working! Now, I'm not a newbie when it comes to computers but webcams aren't really my thing... I've tried reinstalling the software and troubleshooting in Device Manager (which tells me it's working properly.) The way I've tested to see if it's working otherwise is by attempting to take a new profile picture on Skype. It has the spinning wheel of death, then after 20 seconds or so, it suddenly starts working, then starts getting kind of laggy, then after 3 seconds of laggyness, dies - stuck on the last image it sent...

My computer is a Samsung RF511-S02 with 4GB additional RAM that I installed...
The webcam is called WebCam SCB-1100N.

My inability to solve this problem is infuriating, especially since I bought this computer Summer '11!

Answer:Webcam Won't Work!!!

So the problem is with Skype? Did you uninstall and reinstall? Are you running the latest version? Is it with all calls at all times of the day, or just one person?

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When I open my VP-EYE webcam, there is only a black screen popping out the VP-EYE control panel at my HP Pavilion tx 1000 laptop.

Also whenever I open it, there is a prompt to capture video source and I could only find HP Pavilion webcam.

Can anyone know the reason why and how to fix that?

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hp pavilion dv6   windows 7  intel core i3 my web cam has stopped working , i have tried doing everything tht the troubleshootr guide says, but nothing happens 

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Hello!My ProBooks built-in webcam does not work nor in Skype, nor in any other application.In Skype the waiting animation is shown forever, while camera LED-indicator is lit on.Tried to reinstall camera drivers and it worked after once. No success any further.While external cameras works as expected.

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So I got the Lenovo Thinkpad W500 around a month ago and at first the integrated webcam worked prefectly for my programs like Skype and Oovoo to webchat with. However after around a week or two it randomly stop working and none of the programs recognized any sort of webcam. I can't make any sort of video chat and I can't access the settings or webcam center from the tray icons toolbar. I went to my device manager and looked for it under imaging devices and it should have been there but wasnt. I reinstalled all the drivers and files for it from here: link I installed it in the manual way it says at the bottom the page but when it finished installing it would just close instead of giving me a message to finish or anything. I still can't get the camera to work and i don't know why. Any help or suggestions?!

Answer:I cannot get my webcam to work! I've tried everything! Please Help

The random nature of the failure makes it hard to diagnose. The camera is based on a Ricoh 5U875 chip. Possibly it is sick or the camera that's attached has problems. I'd call Lenovo and see if the techs have any easy tests you can try short of a complete reinstallation. You may have to send it in for service if it's hardware related.

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I recently installed skype on my laptop and when I began a video conversation my webcam doesn't show anything.
This is also the same when i open up Cyberlink youcam software as this too fails to respond?

Is there any possible solutions to this problem?

specs: HPG6000 built in webcam, Windows vista.

With thanks

Answer:My webcam won't work. :(

Have you tried running the webcam program that came with the computer to make sure that it works?
Also, does skype have a way of identifying your webcam? That might be necessary.

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Hi there,

I have recently bought a webcam for the first time. It's called "Dual Mode USB Camera Plus" and, it's made by (p/n PT-6009) I should say I bought this camera because, I have an old computer and the camera has a min. req. of Pentium 166 Mhz processor (mine is a P200) Anyhow when I install the application and the software(either auto or manual) and, then try to open the cam or software I get a 'blue screen' and, my system crashes?

My first though was that the camera must be faulty so, I mailed it back to the retailer. They tested the cam on their systems and found no faults - mailed it back to me with the report that all was okay. I set-up my camera again and no difference from previous time. So, I thought maybe something wrong with my computer I ran Norton Systemworks/utilities 2001 and, it fixed all minor problems as it always does - I also did a full defrag and scandisk.

It has to date not made any difference at all my system still crashes?. I have even been to the Puretek website and downloaded the drivers in case the ones on the CD-Rom are faulty - no difference again ? Also the camera powers up alright and, that's about it.

The only possible thing I can think of now is, could it be because my system was originally a Win95 machine and, that I have upgraded to Win98se and, that during installation it asks me to insert the Win98se CD-Rom to complete installation and, I only have the Win98se Upgrade disk ? Althou... Read more

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Hi guys. Im from Brazil and I really appreciate your help! Need to talk to my wife in another country. Sorry for this poor english I have.

Im trying to use a webcam. Ive installed the driver properly but
when I try to run the web cam the following message appears: " sorry you have no video capture hardware " I have tryied with 2 different webcams and the same problem happened.

I had others webcams in the past. Dont know if it could be a problem.
I use Win XP.

I read something about this file, VM303-sti. People said it belongs to a program from Vimicro. I had a Vimicro webcam.


Answer:Webcam does not work - Please help

Hello try this please

AMCap v9.20

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As I don't have an instruction book for this computer, can anyone tell me how to get the webcam to work please?
There is supposed to be something that pops up from the side of the screen, but I've left the mouse sit there for ages on all sides and nothing. Please assist me.


Answer:How to get the webcam to work?


I don?t know which notebook model do you have but every notebook is offered with preinstalled OS and preinstalled ?User?s Manuals? document saved as pdf file and you can open it using preinstalled Adobe reader.

Anyway, you can download manuals for every Toshiba notebook model from Toshiba support page - > Support & Downloads > Support Homepage > scroll down > Download > Toshiba user manual.

If you have more questions let us know.

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Hi guys. Im from Brazil and I really appreciate your help! Need to talk to my wife in another country. Sorry for this poor english I have.

Im trying to use a webcam. Ive installed the driver properly but
when I try to run the web cam the following message appears: " sorry you have no video capture hardware " I have tryied with 2 different webcams and the same problem happened.

I had others webcams in the past. Dont know if it could be a problem.
I use Win XP.

I read something about this file, VM303-sti. People said it belongs to a program from Vimicro. I had a Vimicro webcam.

I really appreciate any help!!!


Answer:Webcam does not work - Please help

try a repair install of the software for the cam, I had the same thing happen to me this weekend and a repair install did the trick

I had a Vimicro webcam.Click to expand...

so what make cam have you got now?

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Question: Webcam want work

After installing a webcam it will not work I believe the antivirus program that is install on the computer is blocking it and I dont know how to come across to unblock it can anyone help me. I have windows xp with trend micro antivirus program, the webcam disc install fine but time I input the webcam in the usb port drive it doesnt work Ive tried all the available usb ports and still no green light wont show

Answer:Webcam want work

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Hello. I just recently purchased a Logitech Webcam Pro 5000 and I cannot get the darn thing to work at all.

Windows keeps saying it recongnizes the device and it is working properly but the Logitech software on this PC says there is no camera connected.... So I cannot take snap shots or record video / audio with it.

What the devil is the problem?

--- Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 ---

Answer:Cannot get webcam to work!!!

Do you have hyper-threading enabled? try disabling that and see if it makes a difference. That solved a problem i had with a webcam a long time ago. But it probably has nothing to do with your problem. But at least youll have something to do

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i've got a webcam from singapore about a year ago, know nothing about what model etc, but now my sister is ordering me to install it on her computer, after ruining the installation disks. is there anyway that i can fix that? p.s.    sorry if this is the wrong subject and it needs to go under drivers, it just seemed right to me because it is about a hard ware problem that i am  havingthank you for all help given, wether it works or not

Answer:webcam does not work

Just type the serial number or name in Google + drivers and you'll be fine.

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Hello!My ProBooks built-in webcam does not work nor in Skype, nor in any other application.In Skype the waiting animation is shown forever, while camera LED-indicator is lit on.Tried to reinstall camera drivers and it worked after once. No success any further.While external cameras works as expected.

Answer:HP HD Webcam does not work

It works with standard Windows 10 Camera application!But still no luck with Skype, just the indicator light?

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I've just bought a Samsung R580 and the built-in webcam is working fine on skype and everything else except for msn messenger. When I connect on video chat with someone, I can see myself but they can't see me and I can not see them, checked my firewall settings- using Mcafee and windows live messenger has full access. I also tried it with my Logitech Quickcam, downloaded softwares too... same thing, I can see myself - webcam is working but people can't see me and I can't see them. Funny thing is it worked once briefly.

And on another chat platform, video is connecting fine but unable to connect to server. It occasionally connects briefly then logs off in 2 minutes.

Answer:Windows 7- webcam not working properly on windows live messenger

OK after spending hours trying to fix it- webcam on windows live messenger, was falling asleep and it dawned on me found the webcam in device manager, uninstalled the drivers for built-in cam then restarted the system, they got reinstalled automatically and now it is working fine!

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After Microsoft automatically changed my Hotmail to Outlook, I started to have problems. When I click "Contact Us" on a commercial website, it states "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Hotmail right now". I've tried numerous corrective solutions (including switching back to Hotmail), but nothing works. When someone sends me a pic and then I forward it to another party, the pic shows up blank on the recipient's email. I'm using Internet Explorer 8. HELP??Wellgo

Answer:Hotmail won't work properly

Hi,I would suggest you to try another browser like chrome, Firefox etc. and check if the issue occurs on this browser or not.Thanks & RegardsDebbie B#iworkfordell

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Hey, for a new build i recently purchased an evga 7950 GX2.
i have yet to get it to work properly.

My system is:

Asus A8N SLI deluxe mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2gigs DDR ram
600watt PS
DVD burner
80 & 160gb harddrives over 150gb free
Evga 7950 GX2

As far as i have been able to determine this should be able to work.
the problem: i can install the drivers and boot up my computer, the computer seems to be completly operational until i try to start up a game. When i try to start a game the computer freezes on a blank screen. the game i have tried that freeze are Half life 2 and other source based games, Everquest 2, and 3dmark03, all seem to freeze as soon as they try to load anything 3d, the menus will load, but it freezes when i try to start the game. for some reason i can get Oblivion to run.

when i turn the Nvidia "multi-gpu configuration" from "multi-gpu mode" to "multi-display" mode i can run all of these programs without a single problem.

i have updated my n-force4 chipset to the 6.86 version and updated the bios on my board to the ASUS 1016 bios version, with these settings nvidia's
website says that my motherboard should be compatible with the 7950 card. i have also tried this list of Drivers: 91.31, 91.33, 91.37, 91.45, 91.47, as well as the evga driver that came with the card. all have the same effect.

Is there a setting that i have missed? Could the card be bad? Has anyone else had a simi... Read more

Answer:Cannot get my 7950 gx2 to work properly

Try reposting this in "Audio and Video", and you'll get more replies.

No need - I moved it.

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Hi folks
I recently placed an advert in the paper for my small business, and when someone clicks on the advert, it should bring up a box where readers can email me for more information.
However, I have tried this out myself, and when I click on the advert, a box appears on the screen, and on top of the box it says ‘enter your user name and pass word for the following server’. Underneath, in the same box, there is a sub heading saying
Server: Underneath in the same box, the user name heading appears and my first name automatically is filled in there with a password. (about half a dozen asterisks).
No matter how many times I press the ok button in that box, the box reappears and does not go away. While all this is happening, there appears a larger box in the background which would enable readers to email me there queries for more information etc.
So, at the moment, I am totally confused with why this is happening. More importantly, does that mean I would not be able to accept emails from readers?
By the way, my inbox does except ‘normal’ emails from other users.
Thanks in advance for your response.

Answer:How can I get my emails to work properly?

Difficult to answer without knowing what the "paper" is that you've placed the advert in and the format of the ad. Normally, a link to send an email takes the form...
mailto:[email protected]
...and clicking on it opens a new message window in the user's email program.

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I am a hold off and planned to keep Windows 7 to EOL in 2020. I recently did a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade for a friend and was so delighted with it that I now updated my own system to Windows 10. Very smooth install, update a few drivers and some programs, but working very well. Except for Mail.

What kind of joke is this Windows 7 Mail? It has to be the prettiest mail client I ever used, and the most inept and useless one at that. I install my AT&T email accounts and they configure nicely, but some never sync. I send myself some test mails, they never arrive but do arrive on my Android phone. There is no contact list, but typing a few bits into the To: line offers contact suggestions. This AT&T account I use most for friends and when I get, say, 2 emails and read them, they are gone! I must have hundreds or thousands of old emails, yet NONE show on Win10 email. Nothing to see. I used my Live 2012 server settings for win10 mail, did not work, says outdated settings. One hour later, "Not synced yet". Blue dots moving, no significant data downloading. No way to use with One Drive so I imagine sending 6 full size high res images will be a thing of the past. The gmail account synced well, I have mail going back to 2011 in that folder. My GoDaddy domain name email is working and showing past mail.

I will send a test mail from AT&T account to yahoo account to see if I can even send mail. Syncing, up to date, message present. Yahoo inbox somewhat full but I neve... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Mail, does any of it work properly?

Thunderbird. I went independent of MS after they swapped from Outlook Express to Win Mail then took that away (some of that is STILL there in Win 10!). MS wanted to play 'now you see it, now you don't' with email clients, and I just didn't want to play any more.

Too tiresome working out how to move their randomly distributed email client data around.

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My CD ROM does not work properly because of corrupted drivers. I have tried uninstalling etc. How do you load new drivers or even reformat from the recovery disc when the CD ROM drive won't work?

Seems like catch 22. Anyone help?

Answer:Satellite A30 - CD-ROM does not work properly

If it is really a problem with the drivers for your CD-Rom, you can recover it.

Because you need to boot your Notebook with the Recovery CD/DVD.
This has nothing to do with missing drivers in the Windows Operating System.

And if you can not boot with the Recovery Disc, I would say your Disc drive is broken.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I bought in April 06 and I am having trouble getting the thing to work properly. It has been locked up since I last used Skype and will not run any programs like Skype, MediaPlayer or Limewire. Also, I cannot access the Internet at all and there are two popups that occur whenever I reboot the computer. One says, "Notification dll has not been registered program will not work properly." and "The application failed to initialized properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."
Since the computer froze the Skype. Take a deep breath popup also occurs when I reboot as well as Windows Live Messenger. Any ideas? I have run anti-virus programs forever and they all come up with nothing. I am at the end of ability here.

Answer:Xp Sticks And Won't Work Properly

>> I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I bought in April 06 and I am having trouble getting the thing to work properly. slimbosansean <<

Hi Sean,

With all of these multiple problems you listed here and considering the fact that; according to your last post, you have had these problems for over a week and they have gotten only worse over time: My suggestion would be to back up all of your docs, picture, music, email settings, and files and then reformat and reinstall Windows XP.

I mean, if you think about this for a second: A reinstall of Windows will take only about a few hours or so; and with all of these problems you're experiencing (which could take weeks just to figure out what the problem actually is; much less fix it) you are better off doing the reinstall of Windows XP in my opinion.

If you do not have the Windows XP install disk you can get one from Dell support, either via their support site or by calling them. You can also call Dell directly at this number 1-800-WWW-DELL. Here are the three Dell Service Dept numbers as well (800)-820-8965 or (800)-624-9897 or (800)-627-1170. You can also try contacting Dell via this online tech support link.

Last year I bought a Dell 8400 (from eBay) which did not come with the Win XP Pro disk. Someone in another forum told me that Dell support would provide a Dell Win XP Reinstall (at either no cost or perhaps a small fee or shipping). All I had to do was to provide the express service code and prove th... Read more

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I am a hold off and planned to keep Windows 7 to EOL in 2020. I recently did a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade for a friend and was so delighted with it that I now updated my own system to Windows 10. Very smooth install, update a few drivers and some programs, but working very well. Except for Mail.

What kind of joke is this Windows 7 Mail? It has to be the prettiest mail client I ever used, and the most inept and useless one at that. I install my AT&T email accounts and they configure nicely, but some never sync. I send myself some test mails, they never arrive but do arrive on my Android phone. There is no contact list, but typing a few bits into the To: line offers contact suggestions. This AT&T account I use most for friends and when I get, say, 2 emails and read them, they are gone! I must have hundreds or thousands of old emails, yet NONE show on Win10 email. Nothing to see. I used my Live 2012 server settings for win10 mail, did not work, says outdated settings. One hour later, "Not synced yet". Blue dots moving, no significant data downloading. No way to use with One Drive so I imagine sending 6 full size high res images will be a thing of the past. The gmail account synced well, I have mail going back to 2011 in that folder. My GoDaddy domain name email is working and showing past mail.

I will send a test mail from AT&T account to yahoo account to see if I can even send mail. Syncing, up to date, message present. Yahoo inbox somewhat full but I neve... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Mail, does any of it work properly?

Thunderbird. I went independent of MS after they swapped from Outlook Express to Win Mail then took that away (some of that is STILL there in Win 10!). MS wanted to play 'now you see it, now you don't' with email clients, and I just didn't want to play any more.

Too tiresome working out how to move their randomly distributed email client data around.

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I had currently built a pc for the first time. It all went swell until my moniter displayed: "no signal". I had looked this up and I've tryed everything to prevent it.I had also an extra pair of eyes but they didn't know either. So, I came to the understanding that it might be the parts which might be the down side to this error. My Build:

Zotac 1060 3gb.
AMD Athlon X4-860k CPU, 4 cores, 3.7 - 4GHz.
Kingston HyperX 3k ssd 120gb.
Aerocool 80 plus 600w PSU.
GA-F2A68HM-HD2 gigabyte.
16GB 2x8GB DDR3

(Budget build for the time being)

All the wiring is done correctly and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've followed the manual redid some of the steps so I'm just thinking its one of parts but which one?
(I know the cpu is probably bottlenecking but I plan to upgrade it in the future.)

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Does my build work properly?

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Hello, when i make a testcall to Skype i hear my voice back, works as it should.. but when i call a real person they do not hear me.It works perfect on my PC with the exact same setup and headset, I have also tried with just the speakers and mic on Chromebook but that does not work either, any suggestions anyone?? 

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I'm using Win 7 64 bit, IE 9 and Chrome. Recently downloaded JAVA 7 update 45. Didn't work on either browser including 32 bit version of IE.

Deleted all Java through Control Panel, used Revo to get rid of leftover files. Used offline Java installer to install both 32 and 64 bit versions. Used Java control panel to delete temporary files. Java still not being detected/working properly. Don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, JTU

Answer:Can't get JAVA to work properly

What are you specifically trying to view with Java?

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I have bought a skylake desktop,everything works fine.
I installed as dual boot windows 7,(to play games that 10 will not)
win 7 installs well, but it will not see ethernet, and all my usb sockets
will not work when I plug in a key drive.
in control panel I enabled everthing in autoplay, still did not work.
I installed a different win 7 disc, got the same result

Answer:windows 7 will not work properly

you will need to load usb drivers and network drivers in windows 7

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Hey, So I updated the Y510P to windoes 8.1 (Most regretted thing I've done with this laptop, that includes doing a battery reset.)  As many people have found out there are issues with 8.1 and SLI. I used the recomended BIOS update, and that seemed to fix the issue.  Unfortunatly, for some reason I'm not sure about, the 750M does not seem to be working right. Before the windows 8.1, and after updating the BIOS, League of Legens ran at the 60 FPS capped at max settings.  After the 8.1 and now, LoL will run around 10-15 FPS at max settings, and only 25 FPS at the lowest graphics settings.  I'm not sure why the laptop's performance has dropped.  I'm also getting major lag in Path of Exiles, where I used to have no issues playing it.  As I mentioned, I have used the BIOS update, and it did fix the issue I had with 8.1  I've specified that the laptop use the 750M as the default graphics GPU, and in the GPU monitor, the games show up and using it.  But as I've stated, their performance is at par with using the integrated  Intell graphics card.  Any thoughts or suggestions of what I can try to fix this issue would be greatly appreaciated. Sincerly,Jinotad.

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I've got a 10/100 wireless router, and a planning on getting a gigabit unmanaged switch connected to one of the router's ports. To the gigabit switch, I will have 2 PC's each with gigabit NIC's.

Will the 2 PC's connected via the switch have full gigabit transfer speed, or does the traffic need to go through the 10/100 router, introducing a bottleneck?

Answer:Will this configuration work properly?

They will get full gigabit connectivity, the only time you will traverse the router is when you want to be getting out to the internet.

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I've downloaded an album in MP3 format from Amazon, and have burned it to a CD. I've done this successfully many times before, and I have a CD player that will play MP3 format music.But this time the CD refuses to behave normally. I've tried three times to create a useable one, but each time the player has had problems with it.First, the CD player clicks and stops and starts for maybe a minute or more. Then a track number appear in the display, but no sound is audible. Randomly, one or two tracks will play successfully, but then the next one won't. It all seems completely random and changes every time I try to play the CD.I run Windows 7. I'm using good-quality (TDK) disks, and I've tried burning with Windows Media Player and with CDBurnerXP - they give equally unsatisfactory results.The album plays completely normally on my MP3 player. Any ideas on why the CD version is a problem, please?

Answer:MP3 album won't work properly on a CD

Burn an Audio CD from whatever Media player you use on you PC.This will convert the MP3 to standard tracks.

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For some reason, my LAN is not working for gaming. I CAN connect to the internet to play games online, like through and Westwood Online (for Warcraft 3 and Renegade), but I cannot seem to play on Local Area Network with any of my games except for Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.0 (NOT the steam version). I can also access the shared documents folders on my other computers, but the games will just not work unless it's Counter-Strike 1.0.

I have just recently manually uninstalled Windows OneCare Live after a virus removal(in accordance with the instructions from, except for 2 folders inside called:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\ClientSD" and
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Database"
Inside the Database folder are six files, but I cannot access the Client SD folder. When I try to remove them, I get a message that says I cannot remove them due to write protection or current usage.

I'm pretty sure that Windows Live OneCare is the issue in not being able to play on LAN, since I could play games on LAN up until Windows OneCare Live's installation, but I am not getting any "This program is being blocked" notifications from OneCare or Windows firewall.

OS: Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
I also have both IPX and TCP/IP protocols installed on my machine, if that even matters.

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Answer:Question: How can I get my LAN to work properly?

After I searched around for a while, I came across this website called Major Geeks, and it provided me a tool that automatically removed the unremovable remnants of OneCare. Here is the URL to download the auto-uninstall tool:

Major Geeks OneCare removal utility

Special thanks to these guys that I searched for. Now my LAN games are running just like they were before I had OneCare.

NOTE: Be sure to unplug/disconnect yourself from the internet whilst you run the application, as Windows Firewall is temporarily deactivated, and you are prompted to restart the computer when the removal is finished.

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Hi im new to this so here i go...

I recently bought Farcry (the first one) for my vista laptop, it says on the box that its vista compatible.
But whenever i boot it up i get a black screen for 5 mins until it eventually works, then every time it loads (at beginning of level or when i die) i have to wait 3 mins for it to start to load and then 2 mins after its loaded.
This is very irritating, boring etc and is spoiling the game for me. I am very sure i have the lastest drivers and i definetly have the 1.4 patch for Farcry... i really dont know what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System info:
Windows Vista 32 bit
Model: HP Pavillion dv9700 Notebook PC
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz

Answer:Getting Farcry to work properly

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HI: i have an old laptop using versus. It has a problem turning on the WI-FI. iT WORKS IN SAFE MODE ONLY. iT IS A SONY. It will not connect.

Answer:Solved: wi-Fi does not work properly

old laptop using versusClick to expand...

not sure - what is versus

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Im having "issues" with playing DVD's and CD's on the internal DVD/CD drive on my Equium M50-192
While playing DVD's the images stutter and the audio is very slightly out of sync with the video. When playing CD's, they play slow.

Have tried various players (Nero, Intervideo etc) and all seem the same.
Have also tried an external drive and this seems to solve the problem for 99% of the time with DVD's (still get the occasional stutter) and CD's play OK.

Has anybody got any ideas?


Answer:ODD on Equium M50 does not work properly

Hi there,

it sounds like your ODD has a hardware problem which needs to be fixed by an toshiba technician which means you must bring your machine to an authorized service partner.

So I suggest you to visit the following link:

Pick your ASP which is the nearest in your region and then let them do the rest.


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i may have deleted some windows programmes and downloaded a virus as i cant get my taskbar to work

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 4:09:08.47 on 25/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.88 [GMT 0:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1296 [VPS 090223-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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Answer:cant get taskbar to work properly

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instruc... Read more

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After Microsoft automatically changed my Hotmail to Outlook, I started to have problems. When I click "Contact Us" on a commercial website, it states "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Hotmail right now". I've tried numerous corrective solutions (including switching back to Hotmail), but nothing works. When someone sends me a pic and then I forward it to another party, the pic shows up blank on the recipient's email. I'm using Internet Explorer 8. HELP??

Answer:Hotmail will not work properly

Clear IE 8's Browser Cache: How to Clear Your Browser's Cache (with screenshots) - wikiHow

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July 5, 2004

AMD Athlon 3200XP+ (2.2GHz - Barton)
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
- 400MHz FSB
- nForce2 chipset
- Dual DDR 400
Corsair TwinX1024-3200C2PT RAM (2x512)
PNY GeForce FX 5900 AGP (128MB DDR)
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2ZS
(2) 80GB Maxtor SATA drives (Raid 0)
Mitsumi 1.44 floppy drive
Sony DWU18A DVD +/- RW 8X
Microsoft Keyboard and IR Mouse
Antec 1080AMG w/420 watt true pwr supply
Windows XP Professional w/ SP1

Current nVidia nVidia GForce2 driver (WHQL)
nVidia graphics driver 53.03
MS DirectX 9.0b

Originally I had an ATI Radeon AIW 9800 Pro graphics card installed. Windows Desktop viewing and television viewing worked fine; however when running MS Flight Simulator 2004 or Rainbow Six
games the system would crash. Either a bluescreen or just exiting back to the desktop. Sometimes it would note there was a serious error and it wanted to send a report to Microsoft. PC is not
connected yet so I've never sent a report.

Replaced the ATI graphics card with a PNY GeForce FX 5900 and completely rebuilt the OS. Again Windows Desktop viewing was okay, however MS Flightsim 2004 and Comanche 4 games would run for about a minute and then crash giving either a bluescreen or error report.

I have removed the SoundBlaster card using instead the onboard audio, and then rebuilt everything - still have same problems. Also I've tried either RAM stick by itself to no avail.

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Answer:Videocard won't work properly

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VLC is fine, but why does Windows Media Player have problems? It always closes and says it encountered a problem playing the file. It only seems that .mkv files is the issue. Avi files etc, seem perfectly fine. Anyone else have same problems or a way of resolving the issue? Not that it's major, but still annoying!

Answer:.MKV files don't work properly with WMP?

VLC has buitin codec to play MKV. Wmp doesn't. To play MKV file with WMP, you'd need to install some third party Codecs such as:
Shark007: Windows 10 codecs - Windows 8.1 codecs - Windows 7 codecs or
Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 12.2.5

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I recently installed a new 60GB SSD to handle gaming better, and I kept my old HDD for storage. To handle transferring my OS to it I used a program called "Migrate OS to SSD". When I did the transfer I only moved my Windows directory, and now when I start up I get an error message saying my user account was not loaded properly. I also cannot get any of my internet browsers to connect to the internet either. The only reason I added this SSD was for gaming. I am to the point where I am thinking it might be easier just to wipe both hard drives and re-install windows onto the SSD. Also, some of the programs that were left on the old HD are not working now, but I don't know if it is because I do not have admin rights or not because my profile won't load. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Trying to get OS migration to work properly


Is the SSD too small for a complete clone of the system?

If not, clone the old drive onto the SSD, when that is up & running, wipe the old drive & use it for storage.

Else you need to start again with the system & use extra space & install your programs to a storage drive (Old one or another). OK?

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For a couple of days I cannot open messages anymore, either send messages.
Opening the messages: The "hand" comes out but the opening does not take place.
Sending messages: I can open the NEW tag but noway to put an address.

However emails continue to arrive as usual but of course they are piling up as I cannot,
open them.
Anyone can help fix that ?
Thanks a lot.

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Hello everyone.

My name is George Sebros and I owe a Toshiba Satellite A300.
The reason why I am posting this new thread is that I need a little help from anyone who knows something about my problem above:
One day, about 2 months ago... I turn on my Satellite A300.
When it logged in, not only none of my icons appeared but also the start menu didn't....
The only thing that appeared in a totally BLACK screen, was my "Documents and Settings" folder which was opened automatically.
There was no way I could find neither the Start menu (I mean the task bar) nor my icons...
So, everytime I closed the Documents and Settings folder that was appeared, the only thing I could see was a black screen....
It was a kind of shock for me and I could not believe in my eyes...

After a few days, I tried the well-known combination "Ctrl+Alt+Del" in order to see what was working and what was not.
Then, I pressed the "FILE" and then "NEW TASK" and finally, I typed the word "explorer" in it.
That was it!! Suddenly, everything turn to normal as like the day before the problem begun. I was happy because with this way, I was able to use my Satellite A300 again!
However, this is an indirect way to make my PC work!
That means that I am still fain to use that indirect way to make the icons and the taskbar appear.
Does it mean that the "explorer.exe" is not working ?
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Answer:Explorer.exe does not work properly.


Seems your Vista is muddled up?
You could try to clean the OS and the registry in order to avoid new OS installation.
Please use the CCLeaner.

I use this tool as well? it free and it cleans the registry and other temporally files.
It helps really!

But if the OS will still not work as it should then you should try a new installation?
Of course this procedure is drastically because the HDD would be formatted but at the other hand you will get a clean and fully functional OS

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i am using a pair of tsunmi speakers, i can hear sound when i dial up, but got no sound on anything else anyone got any suggestions please

Answer:my sound does not work properly

Hello, and welcome to techspot!

We need to know a bit more about your computer. Please fill in as much info as you know in your "profile".

A couple of questions:

1. How long have you had the computer?
2. Did it EVER have sound?

The problem is likely one of two things.

1. You have the volume on mute in your sound settings
2. You don't have the drivers installed.

Do you know how to check to see if it is problem #1?

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Well I only noticed this now, when I tried burning the Windows 10 ISO on a DVD. The setup doesn't work, it returns an error. I also tried using Alcohol 120% to burn the image but it also fails with an error. I had a rewritable DVD lying around so I put it on my laptop, tried erasing it but that also fails.

Basically the only thing I can do with the laptops DVD-Rom/burner is reading CDs/DVDs and nothing else. This didn't happen before? I'm really bummed, as I don't know what could be causing this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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