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Satellite A300-276 - webcam does not work - Locked by another application

Question: Satellite A300-276 - webcam does not work - Locked by another application

Hi guys,

My name is Mirella and I wanna know one thing.
My webcam was working well but my computer wasn't.
So my mother sent him to her friend (he's a technical of computer).

I don't know what he did but my computer came back with the same things :/ And in this time my webcam was keeping work good. But after some weeks my webcam stopped work :(
I don't know whats happened.

I uninstalled some programs because maybe he can return to work, but him doesn't work. If I open the software by the camera this say "Locked by another application" but I do not have any strange program on my computer.

Please help me!!
Thank you <3

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Answer: Satellite A300-276 - webcam does not work - Locked by another application

> I uninstalled some programs because maybe he can return to work, but him doesn't work

Did you uninstall the webcam software too?
Usually this error appears if another software like Skype for example use the webcam at this time while starting the webcam software.

You should uninstall the webcam software in control panel -> software
Then you should uninstall also the webcam driver in device manager. The webcam should be listed under ?Imaging devices?.

Reboot the notebook. Download the CCleaner and clean the registry and OS using this tool. Reboot once again and install the webcam software once again.

Furthermore be sure that other software like Skype does not run at the same time.

In my experience this should help.

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Hi

Whenever i tried to use an application which required webcam (eg skype ) , a message saying that the webcam was in use by another application appeared. I tied restarting to no avail.

I then, following advice from the interent, uninstalled the webcam. I have tried reinstalling drivers from this website but it does not allow installation saying "error occured in creating file"

Help !!

x

Answer:Webcam locked by another application on Satellite T130-16w

Hi

Could you please post more details regarding your system?
For example what notebook model do you have and what Windows OS do you use?
Where did you search for the webcam software?

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I'm having the problem with my built in webcam on Toshiba Satellite A300.
I have Windows 7 and just downloaded latest Win 7 driver for Camera Assistant Software.

Camera software will still not allow me to open camera - keeps saying "Webcam is either disabled or has failed.
Please check your webcam settings

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam does not work

Hi

Did you try to reinstall the webcam software?
Try that?

You should also go to device manager -> Imaging Devices
Here you should see the USB webcam (internal webcam)
Check if it?s not disabled.
If yes, enable this: choose this device and point to the button ?enable? (at the top)

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hi all

i was just wondering if there was some one out there who could help me...

i recently bought a A300/V01 and am trying to use the web camm for it, but when ever i open it on its own (not with msn or any other programs) it freezes and wont work, and when i try to send my web cam on msn it tells me that there was no web cam connected.
i pretty computer illiterate so iv tried to fix it myself but depressingly failed.

so if there is some one out there that knows how to fix this that would be awesome if you could help...

thank you xoxo

Answer:Satellite A300-V01 - webcam won't work with msn

Go to the Toshiba website and update the Camera/Webcam driver.

Also try closing/exiting the Camera Assist software.

You should also install Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), if its not installed.

And ensure MSN Messenger is updated to the latest version.

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I use the webcam on the laptop on Skype which was going well one day the stopped the next.
I have updated the drivers and all but I get a message on the toshiba webcam application stating ...device is locked by another application....when I try it in Skype I get the message...can't start video try closing other applications which might be using your webcam.

The problem is I have no idea what is doing this.
I do not use yahoo messanger or any other programme.

The only programme I have ever used webcam for is Skype.

Please help!

Answer:Webcam not working on Satellite - device is locked by another application

Hi buddy,

Can you post some more information about exact notebook model and operating system?

What drivers you have updated?

Usually if you reinstall the webcam driver this should solve your problem and should make the webcam useable again. You can download newest webcam software on official Toshiba website.
Furthermore I would recommend using a registry cleaner like CCleaner that can delete old registry keys.

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Hello,

my Webcam Chicony 2.0 doesn't works. - Lockey by another Application...

So, I have deinstalled the driver, but if i want to install the driver there comes an error...

Something with Win95 stand there....

I have the driver from the Toshiba Page.

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Re: Satellite A210-1BX: webcam issue - locked by another application

Hi

The error message locked by another application is known to me.
This forum contains many threads about this issue.

Firstly it?s very important that Vista SP1 was installed. This update package contains an hotfix which is necessary to get the webcam running properly.

Secondly the installed and loaded messengers like MSN messenger, yahoo messenger, skype can lock the webcam.
Therefore you should remove these applications from RUN key in registry.

The new webcam driver installation should also be done.

I don?t know why you cannot reinstall the webcam software. Maybe you didn?t reinstall it correctly. You have to unzip the folder before you would start the installation. It would be also advisable to clean the registry using the CCleaner after software uninstall.

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Hello

I had updated my Windows Vista to Windows 7 and since than I have had problems with webcam.
I have tried to download other software and it will work for a day or two than when I go to open the webcam there is a pop up that says the device is locked by another application when nothing else is up?

It also seem to not connect to Skype? Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Win7 on Satellite L300D - Webcam is locked by another application

It is not easy to say what is wrong there. Is webcam listed properly in device manager?

I have god experience with Win7 on Satellite L300. I?ve made clean Win7 32bit installation with all drivers, tools and utilities and must say that webcam works perfectly.

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When i try to use the inbuilt webcam on my Satellite C650D i get an error message "device locked by another application". I have tried to use it through skype and get a message "cant start video, try closing other programs thta might be using your webcam", although no other programs are using my webcam...
I have reinstalled the latest drivers to no effect, what now?
thanks

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also device manager detects no error with the camera

Answer:Satellite C650D - inbuilt webcam is locked by another application

Hey,

Are you running the internal webcam software at the same time? If yes this could affect the webcam functionality in Skype so close the webcam software before you start Skype and use the webcam.

If it doesn?t work try reinstalling the webcam driver from official Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

But before you install the newest webcam software, remove the old one firstly and restart your computer. I would also recommend using CCleaner to clean the registry before you install the newer webcam software.
Also such old registry keys could affect the webcam functionality so CCleaner would be worth a try. :)

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Hi!

I've got a Satellite A300-1NO laptop, with Win 7 installed. My problem is, that my webcam doesn't always work, when I want to use it. Sometimes, it works perfectly in Skype, WLM etc..but sometimes i see a blank or a black screen, with a "loading circle" in it. The blue LED is lighting, i can see it in Device Manager too, but there's no picture, just "loading". I tried uninstall the driver, then reinstall it, I installed the newest "Camera Assistant for Toshiba", without luck.

Is there any solution for this?

Answer:Satellite A300-1NO - webcam doesn't work, but LED is ON

> Is there any solution for this?
I don?t think there is solution for this. If I understand you right there is some problem with preinstalled software. Why this happen is not easy to say.

I have Satellite A300 too and use it with Win7 32bit. Webcam is working properly all the time.

One more thing: have you noticed this issue from the first moment after Win7 installation or later?
Have you installed something that can be reason for this?

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Hi

I have a Toshiba A300-233 laptop and because of a virus problem had to format my computer.
I have recovered most of the drivers but I am not able to find the built-in camera drivers anywhere.
I have the Windows Vista 32 bit OS.

Please help as I am unable to use my camera. I have tried alternate drivers but they don't work either.

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300-233 webcam does not work and no drivers are available

Hi mate

The A300-233 belongs to PSAGCE series.
The drivers for this series can be found on Toshiba European driver page.
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

I found the webcam driver for Vista 32bit there? Webcam driver from Chicony v 1.7.193.0508

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Hello,

The integrated webcam on my Satellite P300-13J doesn't work anymore. When I try to use it I get the following message: locked by another application. The only program on my computer that uses a webcam is MSN Messenger, so Skype or that kinda programs are not the problem.

I saw some other threads with this subject, but those ppl had another laptop. And because i don't know that much about computers I wasn't sure if i had to do the same steps to get it fixed.

Could anybody help me please?!

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Re: Intregrated webcam Satellite P300 not working:locked by another application

Hi

This issue is known to me because I had it too and it was already solved by installation of Vista SP1!!!

You can solve this following these steps:

? 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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934374 (KB934374 is included in SP1) or the full 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 \

Bye

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Hello.

I am desperately looking for help with my built-in Chicony 2.0 webcam that came installed in my Toshiba A215 Satellite notebook.
It has not worked properly since I got the computer last August 2007.
Always says webcam locked by another application.

Now the webcam is not found at all.
I went to device manager and it says the drivers are updated.

I am so confused I dont know what to do. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A215: chicony webcam not working - locked by another application

* 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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934374 (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 Satellite C660 series laptop. the web cam was working fine with the old driver installed..
I work away quite a bit and use Skype to speak to my wife while stuck in a hotel room...

I logged in as normal but skype couldn't find the camera, i opened the camera manually using the side browser bar on the desktop and got an error message "Device is locked by other application" I shut all other programs down which may be using it but still got the same message.

Still couldnt get it working so looked in the task manager and process tree to see if anything was running (didnt really know what i was looking for in the processes.)

I then updated and reinstalled the driver - this is the latest version of the driver and changed the appearance of the camera home screen - still got same error message.

Tried numerous times to install driver but nothing... yet the face recognition screen comes on and uses the webcam.... so i know the camera works but it wont open manually or with skype

Please help

Answer:Satellite C660: webcam message - Device is locked by other application

Hi

I think you cannot use the cam in connection with the skype because the webcam is blocked by another software? I assume its face recognition.

I recommend doing this:
Uninstall webcam software
Uninstall face recognition
Reboot the unit
Install webcam software
Install face recognition
?and then test it with skype.


Greets

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Hi,

I have trouble with my Chicony integrated webcam (Satellite A200-110). Sometimes it starts, sometimes it doesn't and tells me that it is locked by another application. Then, I have to reboot my laptop so it functions again.

Any suggestions why the webcam is behaving like this? Another question I have is: How can I record video messages with this webcam?

Answer:Satellite A200-110: Chicony integrated webcam locked by another application

Hi

Please check this forum thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=24739

The user ?katerinatsoumagr? has posted a nice solution.

This thread could be also interesting:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=24161&messageID=88808


Good luck.

Please post again if you will be successful

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Hello everyone.

I had Win Vista installed on this Satellite A300 and it worked ok.
I had no problems at all.

Then I moved to Win7 and now I'm going through the ordeal of making the webcam work.
I have tried installing all kinds of drivers, even the ones for A500, but it would be no use.

So, how can I make the webcam work on my A300?

I've tried everything, even installing Ubuntu on this laptop and still it wouldn't work. If it's of any of your interest, I'm running Win7 in Spanish, x32, Home Edition.

I really need your help here, please, I beg you, I've spent the past 5 days trying almost EVERYTHING!!
And still I'm getting the message after every installation/reboot of: "La camara web esta deshabilitada o ha fallado. Por favor, compruebe las configuraciones de su camara web", which would translate into something like "The webcam is disabled or it has failed. Please check your webcam configuration". I have been browsing the forum for related problems but i found no solution :(

Thanks in advance,

Ozma.

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 - how can I make the webcam work on Win7

Hi

Seems that webcam software has not been installed properly.
What Win 7 OS are you using? 32bit or 64bit?

Here you can find Chicony webcam driver for Win 7 64bit
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/webcam-20091026100013.zip

and here you can find Chicony webcam driver for Win 7 32bit
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/webcam-20091023184836.zip

Good luck

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Hi all.

I have a Toshiba A300-1H3 (PSAG4E) with a webcam and microphone.
The built-in microphone of the webcam doesn't work.
I've tried to reinstall webcam driver (Chicony) and also sound driver (Realtek High Definition Audio version=6.0.1.5559) but it didn't change.

Thanks in advance.

Francisco.

Answer:Satellite A300-1H3 webcam built-in microphone does not work

Hi

I tested it on my notebook U400. It supports also the webcam and internal mic and the mic works only if the webcam is on.

Regards

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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

Hi

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."?+
+http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/OPT84026F0000R01.htm+

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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Hi everyone,

I was hoping someone could help me. I'm no computer expert by a long way. I have just bought myself a Satellite P200 pspb62 and so far the webcam wont work because it is being locked by another application and the HD DVD wont play HD DVD's. I can't find a technical support number online and PC world aren't interested (They sold me a few days ago!).

I read in the forums that you have to get the updates. I checked high and low on the download section and can only find replacement software but no updates???

It's not very nice having a brand spanking new expenisve laptop and the things on it not working properly. I would complain to Toshiba but can't find any contact info.

Hope you can help me.

Thanks,
Paul.

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Answer:Satellite P200 PSPB62: Webcam locked by another application & HD DVD wont play DVD's

Hi Paul

I really understand you frustration. It?s always a stupid situation if some notebook features don?t work correctly.

Some people said that on some notebook series the internal TV tuner could locks the webcam. But as far as I know this series was not equipped with the internal TV tuner and therefore this is not relevant for you.
In your case I would recommend starting the _msconfig_ (in RUN window) and to disable firstly the webcam services which are running in the OS background. Then enable it again.

This should helps to get rid of the error message ?locked by another application?.
It would be also advisable to download the new webcam software from the Toshiba page.
By the way; do you use the yahoo or MS messenger? If yes -> one of this application could locks the webcam too.

Regarding the issue with HD DVD player;
Well, on the Toshiba page you will find an HD DVD drive firmaware update ?T035? which was designed for the TS-L802A drive. Check if you have the same drive and update the firmware.

Please check this!

Best regards

PS: Do you really have a P200 PSPB6 _*2*_ ??? I know only the PSPB6 _*E*_ series

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I need help. I have a toshiba A205-s6237 with built in camera. Every time I turn the camera off and try to to turn it back on it says: " camera locked by another application" .
I have to restart my laptop to get it work again.
I will appreciate anyone's help.

Answer:Satellite A205-s6237: Chicony camera (webcam) locked by another application

Hi

Please check this forum thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=26332

It?s very similar to your problem and I assume it happens because the Vista Chicony software is not 100% compatible with the MSN, Yahoo messenger or Skype.

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I have A300-243 PSAG8E, after installed win7 my webcam DONT WORK.
it had been worked before with VISTA AND spype.
I upgraded the bios and updated drivers.
Webcam is not listed driver of win7 32bits of A300.
As it suggested in one of the forums i downloaded other driver from A500/ A350 ect non of them worked.
displayed on the screen:
"Webcam is either disabled or has failed. Please check your webcam settings" also Camera is not listed in Device Manager." imaging not listed.

I restarted and used cccleaner after my attemps and nothing succeded.
What else I could do.
PLEASE HELP ME.
ORNA

Answer:Webcam doesn’t work on my Satellite A300-243 with Win7 32bit

It is really strange. I own Satellite A300 with part number PSAG8E and use Win7 32bit on it. I have installed webcam driver/utility offered for A500 and it works perfectly. I use it with Skype without any problem.

Strange is that cam is not listed in device manager.
If possible install original Vista OS again and test functionality with ?factory settings?. This will be best test to be sure there is no hardware problem. If everything works OK let me know and I will send you my install order for Win7.

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Hello

I just bought a *Satellite A300-1MC* (runs on Vista Home Premium), and downloaded Windows Live Mail And Live Messenger.
The inbuilt webcam won't work with Live Messenger ; and when selecting Tool, Audi + Vieo Setup in Messenger I get thye following message : "We are unable to run Audi Video setup".
The webcam works fine with the Camera Assisant Software.

I have tried : 1) killing the C.A. Software and starting Messenger ; 2) dowanloading a webcam driver from Toshiba website ; 3) Updating Windows Vista
None of the above work.
Any suggestion gladly received.....
Thomas

Answer:Satellite A300 - inbuilt Chicony webcam won't work with Win Live Messenger

You could try installing cam software such as ManyCams - http://www.manycam.com/
The program basically accesses your webcam video and redistribute it as a ManyCam video device.

Richard S.

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Hi my name is Ljuba and i have also problem with WebCam.
Cam don't work and i get the message "Locked by another apllication".

Is anyone know what is the problem?

Answer:Satellite U300-13J: Webcam does not work & locked by another apllication

- Remove the old webcam software (driver)
- Use the freeware tool called ?CCleaner? to clean the registry
- Download and install the new webcam software from the Toshiba page.

PS: Before you will install the new webcam driver please use the ?msconfig? and disable and enabled the webcam process/service.
This helped to get rid of the message "Locked by another application.

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Hi

my laptop specifcation here : ( [A300 - 1G5|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&com.broadvis ion.session.new=Yes&PRODUCT_ID=1055589] ) for any needed details ..

The problem simply is, the webcam stopped working for some reason, an error messeage says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer".

I noticed that whenever I put the computer in sleep mode I was getting on the icon tray a notification says "USB device unrecognized"... I wasnt aware what it was - thought it becasue of the USB mouse being plugged... but I think its related to the camera...

software is installed but camera is not working and cant enable it .. I did download the latest driver from toshiba site , but still not working ...


Currently my laptop runs Vista HP SP2 32-bit, Windows defender enabled, Windows Firewall Enabled, Windows UAC enabled, Kaspersky Ani-Virus 2009 Enabled. I only use Windows Live Messenger (which up to date I think , version : 14.0.8089.726) which i used camera with, I quite using face recognition long time ago and rarely use the webcam ... I didnt install or update any drivers and used to have the laptop running perfectly..

So what happened now ?!

Answer:Satellite A300-1G5: webcam stopped working - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

I have had a similar error message and could solve this by disabling the webcam software from startup.
In msconfig -> Start Up tab I have unchecked the Chicony webcam software.
This prevents it from automatic loading.
I don?t use MSN but Skype and the Chicony webcam software is always disabled (not executed) if Skype is running.

Maybe you should try this too.

Furthermore you could try this:
Go to device manager, mark the webcam (imaging devices ? USB video device) and deleted it from the device list.
Then reboot the notebook and wait until the webcam has been recognized again.

Then test it.

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it says "webcam driver open fail, please restart camera or computer"

i have done that but i dont know what else to do to fix it

please help i need it for an assignment in grade 12


all help is much appreciated

thnx

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam not working, message says "webcam driver open fail"

Remove preinstalled version from the system and install latest version you can find on Toshiba download page.

By the way: which operating system do you use?

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After looking through this forum, I have tried several 'solutions' but to no avail.

After trying to load the webcam i get the message: "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"

I have tried updating the Driver software for the camera, and updated the BIOS.

This message still keeps coming up. Is it worth uninstalling the camera completely then attemtping to reinstall it?


Sorry if some of this doesnt make much sense, im not entirely "computer savvy"


I hope somebody can help,

Thanks,
Ben

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC: webcam not working - webcam driver open fail

> Is it worth uninstalling the camera completely then attemtping to reinstall it?
Of course!

You should firstly go to device manager and should uninstall the driver.
You should also remove the software from control panel -> Software

After that you should clean the OS and registry using CCleaner. It?s free tool? google?
Then reboot the notebook several times and install the webcam software again.

Cheers

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Ive been running my Toshiba L500 Laptop without any problems for nearly 9 months, however now whenever i try to launch my webcam im informed taht it has been locked by another application, I've updated the drivers etc but to no avail, anyone out there that can help me please.

Answer:Webcam locked by another application

Try a clean boot. If webcam works with clean boot, put back a few services at a time to determine the problem. Report back and we will see if we can fix it.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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Hi there

I have installed Windows 7 home premium in my laptop (it had windows Vista) and ever since I can't use my webcam.

It doesn't appear in device manager and I have install and uninstall many times the drivers but every time I see the message that says that the camera is either disconnected or destroyed and restart the camera or the computer.

Is there a way to solve this problem?
Thanks in advance.....


My laptop is Satellite A300-20W with model number PSAGCE-09N00DGE and serial number 29353297Q

Answer:Cannot use webcam on my Satellite A300

I have Satellite A300 too with two HDDs inside. On second one I?ve installed Win7 32bit and webcam works perfectly so I?m really wondering what the problem can be.

Are you 100% sure webcam works properly with original Vista recovery image?

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Hey,

I recently bought Toshiba Satelitte A300-231 laptop, and I can't use webcam.
I installed "Chicony-Camera-Assistant-Software" and it says "Webcam driver fail. Please restart camera or computer".

My OS is Windows 7, so what I need to do? Thanks :)

Answer:Can't use webcam on my Satellite A300

>... what I need to do?
You need to wait until Toshiba starts Win7 support and offer driver designed for Win7. All offered drivers will be tested.

Which driver you have installed now? Vista driver maybe?

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A week ago the above notebook had a motherboard failure (fried component) whilst I was on skype with my webcam in use. A technician managed to fix the motherboard and now the notebook is fully operational except for my integrated webcam which the computer can no longer detect.

The technician has suggested that he may have forgotten to clip the webcam cable back into it's motherboard slot when putting the notebook back together. Since I am capable of dismantling the majority of my notebook I hope to check for this myself to save the two hour round trip to the computer shop again. Does anybody know where I should look within the notebook (illustrations would be great) to check the webcam connection with the rest of the computer?

Alternatively, could it be possible that my webcam broke during the original motherboard failure since it was being used when my motherboard failed? I also checked for update drivers in the toshiba website but couldn't find one for my notebook for Windows 7 64bit.

Note I had Windows 7 64bit before the crash so I don't think this is a software issue as with many other A300 Webcam problems posted on this forum.

Thanks for reading, I hope you can help!

Answer:Satellite A300-1OM webcam failure

> Does anybody know where I should look within the notebook (illustrations would be great) to check the webcam connection with the rest of the computer?

Since the webcam is a part of the lid frame and all the cables would be placed behind the plastic cover, you would need to disassemble the lid to get access to this cables? but don?t ask me for details because I?m not A300 owner but only the U400 which is equipped with such webcam too?

However, in your case I would not risk any notebook damage which can happen due to wrong disassembling!
Maybe it?s better idea to make a short trip to service?.

> Alternatively, could it be possible that my webcam broke during the original motherboard failure since it was being used when my motherboard failed?
This is possible too? but in such case the technician who replaced the motherboard should be responsible for that?

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Every time I start my Satellite A300-1G3, a pop windows pops on my screen saying "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer"

At first I have restarted the camera and computer for like a million times, yet I keep receiving the message,
I, also, have reinstalled webcam driver, with no luck,

I have uninstalled camera driver and installed another one that I have downloaded, yet the problem persists.
What should I do to resolve this eternal problem?

Answer:Need webcam driver Satellite A300

Do you use original preinstalled OS from Toshiba (Vista) or your own OS installation?

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Hi guys,

I just wondering about in Vista Business. After I repair my computer mode and after done that, how come my *webcam* gone no where, my card reader did not work at all and some apps gone too. So what should I do?

I'm using A300/y00 Satellite

Answer:No webcam after repair my Satellite A300

Wait a moment Mickey. I don't understand what you mean with ?repair my computer?.
What you have done exactly?

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I recieved my laptop via my uni so dont ahve amyn of the back up disks ( especially not the webcam one).

Basically my laptop found a trojan horse virus on my webcam, sorted it out and I restarted my computer. It then flashed up wehn restarted that I need to install my webcam but I dont have the disk and now I cant use my webcam! What do I do?

P.S I'm not a computer genius so please be easy on me with the langauge.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How to install the webcam?

Hi mate,

If you have to reinstall the webcam driver you can download it on the Toshiba website and all other drivers for your notebook:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

I have Satellite Pro A300 too and it?s not delivered with Toshiba recovery disk because you have to create such a disk yourself. Therefore start the Toshiba recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and then you can create this disk. It contains an image of ?factory settings? and so you can restore the whole system every time.

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Satellite Pro A300 - How do I turn on my webcam on? Operating windows 7. The whole computer is clean.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - How do I turn on my webcam on?

Hello

The webcam can be used with communication programs like Skype where you can make a video call. Of course there are other messengers or programs they use the webcam.

But you have to install the webcam driver/software that you can use it. This software can be downloaded on official Toshiba website (Camera Assistant Software):
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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Hi,

About a month ago my webcam stopped working. I tried various solutions and then formatted my hard drive, installing a 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I still can't get the webcam to work. Could you please advise?

Kind regards,
Witek

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1EA webcam not working

Do you get any error messages?
What happens starting the webcam software / application?

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The web the chamber doesn't work, reinstalled drivers some times, doesn't help with the list of devices of the chamber isn't present.
What to do?
Sattelite A300 psag0e

Drivers web cam - 20080616124250

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam don't run and isn't listed in devices

Hi maestro2118,

Since when do you notice this behaviour and what operating system is installed?

Before you install or reinstall any driver, I would recommend removing the old driver first. Then restart your notebook and run CCleaner to remove old registry keys. One restart more and you can install newest webcam driver from Toshiba page.

Check this!!!

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HI...


I have Toshiba Satellite A300-146, Model no : PSAJ0E, 1GB RAM, Intel Dual core 1.87 processor, Mobile Intel(R) 965 chipset family.


Now I'm using Windows7 trial version..... I can install all vista drivers including webcam driver...I cant open Camera assistant software . If I open, it says "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" . though I can open webcam on yahoo messenger.......


How should I open Camera assistant software...?


Help me..

Answer:Satellite A300 - webcam driver and Windows7

As you already wrote Windows 7 is ?trial version? only and it available for testing purposes only.
So, Toshiba didn?t start support for this OS and with such issue nobody can help you.

Drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page are not designed for Windows 7.
I have also preinstalled Windows 7 on my Satellite P300 as second OS for testing.

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Hello, I'm looking for drivers about my web camera.
My model is Toshiba Satellite A300. In the official page it doesn't have drivers for web camera in windows 7.


Thanks

Answer:Need Win7 webcam driver for my Satellite A300

I have A300 with Win7 32bit preinstalled on it. I had the same problem and I?ve installed webcam driver offered for A500. It works perfectly. You can do the same.

Test it and send some feedback.

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Hey

I just have done format on my pc Satellite A300-15B from windows vista (32bit) to windows 7 (64 bit) enterprise Greek edition!! But my driver of webcam doesn't work.
At first it worked but the last 4 days it not. :( What can I do??

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A300-15B - Windows 7 and webcam driver

Hi,

Try it to reinstall. Before remove it, restart and clean registry with Ccleaner and install from:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

If you make a forum search you can find many threads about Webcam failure.

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Hi,

I have a problem with my webcam driver just after installing Windows 7 on my Satellite A300-1LT, I had win XP before and it works fine. In downloads is offered just for xp, vista 32-bit and 64-bit driver (I tried all with same results). Webcam app starts with windows and gives me an error msg that I must reinstall or install new webcam driver. Webcam work in eg. skype buth with (very) poor quality.

I tried to find wich cam is integrated ( chicony? ) also but nothing.

Does enyone else had experienced this issue and know how to resolve it ? please help...

Answer:Satellite A300-1LT - Webcam driver for Windows 7

Hi glava11,

As far as I know you can also use the webcam driver for Satellite A500 because it?s equipped with Chicony webcam too.

So have a look for A500 downloads. There you can find Windows 7 driver for webcam that should work on your model too.

Check this!!!

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Hey sorry if this question has been asked before, until recently my webcams been working recently I've been getting the following Error message *'Web driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer'.* I've tried doing both and no result, was wondering if anyone has had this issue and resolved it.

Cheers

Answer:Satellite A300/A300D Webcam Problems

Hi,
You should try reinstalling the software for the webcam. You should be able to download the software via the below link.
[http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=EU]

Regards
Ben

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Hi guys
Here?s my problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276. I always had the webcam appear on my desktop every time I iniciated my pc. I installed Windows 7, and it continued working great by suddently it stop appearing!

Once with Windows Vista, this also happened but I was able to figur it out! Now, I tryed and I couldn?t solve anything.

Any Thoughts?.
P.S, it?s a "built in" Webcam lol
Just Saying.

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - Webcam doesn´t appear when the computer is on

Hi buddy,

I?m not quite sure what you mean but if you the problem is related to internal webcam I would recommend reinstalling the webcam driver from official Toshiba website. Usually it solve the problem so check the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

If it doesn?t work, just post again. ;)

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Hi to everyone.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300. It's eight years old but I'd like to keep working with it.

When working, it felt to the floor and the HD was damaged. I replaced it.

Now I've just installed Windows 7 x64 (before, it had Win XP x86). I installed all drivers from Windows Update and everything works fine, except the webcam.

Software which use the cam say "No cam present". I even installed the driver from the Toshiba support page (an exe which automatically downloaded a couple of drivers), but the cam keeps not working.

After this I've begun suspecting that the camera broke when it falled. So I'd like to know how can I do to test if camera is attached to the system bt the OS is being unable to communicate with it because of driver problem, or if the camera is broken and the laptop itself doesn't recognize it. Does it exist any toshiba hardware detection software? A report software? Or may I try something like AIDA64, in which section may it be listed? Or can I see in the windows device manager?

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam broken or driver error?

To be honest I also believe there is hardware related issue. On this virtual way it is not easy to say where is the problem exactly. It can be camera itself or cam cable.
What to do? In my opinion notebook must be disassembled and you must check cam cable connection.
> Does it exist any toshiba hardware detection software? A report software?
Not for user like you and me. Such software is probably offered for service providers only. Theoretically when you use such software and it reports that system is not detecting the cam you must disassemble the machine and check it.

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Tried to work with my camera, but error appeared "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer" Tried to do both, nothing happened. Changed drivers for camera, the same problem.

My OS is Windows XP SP3. Can anybody help me?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1NH - Webcam driver open fail

HI rinat_1,

Was your Satellite A300 delivered with Windows XP? If not, try it with ?factors settings? again, please!

Make also sure that your BIOS version is the latest one and you can get it here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/ > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Good luck! :)

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After disc format (T HDD recovery, Vista 32 b) there is no "toshiba face recognition" aplication.
After instaling Camera Assistant Software there is only error: Webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer.
Camera is turned off and i can't turn it on, restarting the computer doesn't give any effect.

Could anyone help me?

Answer:Satellite A300-1EH - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

I see you are using Vista?
Well, first of all you should ensure that Vista is up to date!!!
You have used recovery and this means that Vista needs to be updated to the latest state!!!
All service packs and other patches needs to be installed.

Then remove the webcam software from the system, clean the registry (CCleaner, etc?) and after new reboot try to install the webcam software again?

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Every time I attempt to start up my integrated webcam (Chicony Camera Assistant Software) the message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer." pops up on the computer.
Firstly I do not fully understand what this means and secondly I have restarted both the camera and the computer, as well as repairing the camera software.

I have looked for updates and drivers, etc but to no avail. I have also read every user manual available in search of an answer but I can?t seem to find anything that is of any help.
I was just wondering if anyone had an answer for me or could tell me what I need to do.

Answer:Webcam driver open fail on Satellite A300-1MC

hi Jacktt615,

first of all check if the devicemanager shows a "usb-video-device" from chicony without exclamation mark...
if the hardware is detected and usable check the driver details:
my drivers for this device are: ks.sys, usbvideo.sys, uvcftr_s.sys, iyuf_32.sys, ksproxy.as, kstvtune.ax, and among some others, vidcap.ax

if you have more than one chicony video device: delete all and reboot
download the latest webcam-driver from toshiba, it contains the driver and the software.

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Recently purchased a Sat Pro A300 and immediately upgraded from Vista Bus to Win7 Pro.
Didn't try to use webcam before upgrade.

Post-upgrade, after downloading and installing Chicony webcam software from Toshiba, continually get message "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer".
Camera appears in Device Manager and says driver is a Microsoft driver v 6.1.7600.16385 dated 21/6/06 (very pre-Win7!).

Have tried unistalling/reinstalling camera assistant software with and without first uninstalling camera in Device Manager, but same error message comes back every time. I'd much appreciate some suggestions re a fix.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Webcam driver fails to start under Win 7

Hi

In your case I would try to install the latest webcam driver from Toshiba. Install this driver and try it again. Make also sure that latest BIOS version is installed for your notebook.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if the same problem occurs on Vista. You should try it with factory settings. So you can identify if it?s a hardware or software problem.

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Hi there

I have Toshiba A300-1MM laptop and my Web Camera does not work. On toshiba support site there is no driver for Windows 7 32bits. Only for Vista 32bits. I use this driver. Is there any other sollution?
Thank you.

Answer:Webcam driver open fail - Satellite A300-1MM

Hi

I was able to find the webcam driver for Win 32bit for this series.
Install the mentioned driver, reboot the notebook and test the cam once again.
[Webcam driver v 1.7.260.0526|http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_driver_details.jsp?service=EU&selCategory =2&selFamily=2&selSeries=153&selProduct=781&selSho rtMod=null&language=13&selOS=all&selType=315&yearu pload=&monthupload=&dayupload=&useDate=null&mode=a llMachines&search=&action=search&macId=&country=al l&selectedLanguage=13&type=315&page=1&ID=68798&OSI D=29&driverLanguage=42]

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Have updated my system to Windows 7. Used successfully the drivers from support page. cannot find the right webcam driver.

What is to be done?

Answer:Satellite A300-1RJ (PSAG8) - Webcam driver for Windows 7

Hi

You can find all drivers on the Toshiba page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

At the moment there is no Windows 7 driver for webcam but you can try the Vista driver. Does it work?

If not you can download the Windows 7 driver for another A300 model. Normally it should also work on your model.

Good luck! :)

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Hi there guys,

its been a few weeks since installing Windows 7, only for the last few days have i actually bothered to install toshiba software (dont stone me!).

Right now I've been scratching my head when installing the webcam drivers. When the install is done and after a reset, all it says is Webcam failed to initialize, please restart cam or computer.

Restarting the laptop wont do anything

I am using a Toshiba Satellite pro A300 PSAGDA-01C00R, do these drivers simply not work for the time being on 7?

any help would be great, thanks!

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 PSAGDA: Problems installing webcam on Win 7

Do you have skype or a messenger program installed? Maybe its taking control of the webcam.

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Hi there, I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite A300-1K6, and I must say that I am very dissatisfied with the quality of the webcam. The problem is that there is a lot of "snowstorm"-effect on it, in other words, the quality is severely altered by small whirling dots (very much like a tv with poor signals due to missing or broken antenna when using it in conjunction with Live Messenger or Skype. When I start the web cam outside these applications it looks much better. Is it really supposed to be like this or can I do something about it?

Another thing is that the sensitivity of the camera is very poor when it comes to darkness. In a normal lighted room the camera barely detects my face, and I almost have to put a flash light on my face for it to detect it. Then all of a sudden the camera gets more sensitive. Is this due to some kind of night mode? Why does this happen?

I hope anyone can help me, because this is becoming annoying.


Thanks for your answers

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A300-1K6 is very granular and unsensitive to light

Did you remove the clear sticker covering the camera?

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I try try to solve my problem

Error: webcam driver open fail

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/5706/hsd36352.jpg

Answer:Satellite A300-20A - webcam driver open fail

Hi

You should use the Toshiba Forum search option.
Then you would find a lot of threads about the theme.

In most threads you will find the recommendation to reinstall the webcam software.
I think this should help you.
So visit the Toshiba driver page and download the webcam software for the notebook model. Before you would install the new software, I recommend removing the old from the system.

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As advised I have reloaded the webcam driver and updated BIOS but I still get 'webcam driver open fail' message on startup on my Satellite A300.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi buddy,

Here in forum you will find some threads about this issue? Just use the forum search a little bit.

Regarding the driver: If you remove the old version, restart your computer and run CCleaner to clean the registry and fix issues. Then restart again and now you can install latest webcam driver from official Toshiba page.

Good luck! :)

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Hello

I'm Dr Ahmed Maher and I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop. It is Satellite A300

The problem is in my webcam. When I try to use the webcam a message of "webcam driver open fail.please restart the cam or computer"
I had downloaded the driver from toshiba site. I reinstalled the driver but the same message appeared. I had updated the BIOS. The same problem. I made a recovery for my laptop using the recovery DVD. No way, the same problem

Please help me to solve this problem
thank you for caring
Dr. Ahmed

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi Dr. Ahmed,

If your webcam doesn?t work after installing Windows from Toshiba recovery disk I think it?s related to defective hardware. I mean you have already tried to update the BIOS and webcam driver but that?s all what you can do.

So I would recommend contacting the people from your local authorized service provider. I think they can help you can exchange the webcam if it?s necessary.

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A while ago i bought A300 and everything was working fine till one day i tried to run the camera Assistance software and this msg came up "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer."

I didn't know what to do so i decided to uninstall the software and install it again but in vain.
Since then when ever i try to run my cam even on the msn it runs but it tuns all black after a while.

Please help

Answer:Satellite A300-1EI - Webcam driver open fail

Is also black when you start ?Camera Assist Software??
MSN is not the best application for diagnostic?

Have you tried to play with settings and night mode option?
Have you removed protect foil in front of cam?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300-1GT. The problem is that the camera does not work. When I start software it writes that I should restart camera or computer. I'm having Windows 7 and I serched the internet for solutions but I find just a discusions with the same problem without solutions.

Sory for may bad English.

Answer:Satellite Pro A300-1GT - Error message when starting webcam

Hello

Have you already tried reinstalling the webcam driver? You can download it on official Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

Before you install it: Remove the current webcam driver and restart your computer. Then try a registry cleaner like Ccleaner and restart again. Now you can install the latest webcam driver.

I hope it works! :)

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Hi.

Well. Contacted Toshiba Australia. and got some information.
Well, the person I spoke to said that he would try to find the drivers on the Toshiba European website, which he did. And he said to uninstall my camera assist software.
So I did, downloaded the new version, installed it. But i am still getting problems, saying that windows vista home premium, a USB device, is not functioning and windows cannot recognize it.
And also, got a driver error still, saying to either open the driver software or restart your computer.

Went to the Toshiba forums, and had a look, did post on their, but could not seem to find any answers, and did that in the last week or two.
Just, want to use Skype and MSN messenger.
But if i cannot get these problems to be resolved, then no point in installing, probably will not work, and have not tried this feature out yet on my machine.

Any one had similar problems, with their Toshibas? and where do i go from here.
Really stretching my head and not sure what to do?
The guy said maybe to do a recovery disk, but do not really want to go down that road.

That would mean having to spend hours reinstalling everything, and I do not have really the time to do that at the moment.
Really busy at the moment. Can any one offer any other suggestions or where do i go from here?

Had this problem, when i got it out of the box, and purchased from Harvey Norman, Burnie, Tasmania.
Cheers Marvin.

ps: could if any one help, could they e-mail me ... Read more

Answer:Webcam issue with Skype and MSN messanger on Satellite A300

What model Toshiba do you have?

Are you sure the USB device is the webcam? Have you checked Device Manager?


* Download the updated Chicony Webcam driver from http://203.56.127.6/driver_download/Public//p2_all/ChiconyWebcam_v1.7.175.0123.exe
* Install Vista Service Pack 1, or Vista Hotfix KB934374: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934374 (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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Hello everybody,


I've got a big problem with the Face recognition tool and my operating system Windows Vista.

Yesterday I installed Windows Vista 64bit on my new Sat. A300-22F Notebook because the preinstalled
version of Windows was only 32bit and I've got 4gig of RAM.

So, all drivers are installed and all works. The webcam driver with the webcam program works, too.
But when I start the Face Recognition tool, an error appears that the webcam can't be initialised or that
the webcam is in use and cannot be used at the moment with the program.

So, no program uses the webcam. The webcam works with other tools. And in the settings of the face tool
are the webcam still available, but without working.

Anyone an idea?

I've got the webcam drivers directly from Toshiba.

Thanks.


Greetings.

Answer:Satellite A300-22F - Face Recognition can't use the webcam on Vista 64

Hi!

Do you have start up programs that uses the camera like Skpye or MSN?
Check this!

Are you using the newest version of the Toshiba drivers and tools? Look on the Toshiba website for an update.
Furthermore I would try to update the BIOS. You can find it on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Bye

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Hello!

I need someone to help me.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-276 with built-in webcam.
The operating system that came when it was purchased windows vista, but lately for some reasons had to format and then took the time to install win 7 (32bit).

But the webcam does not work.
The program, the drives and does not work.
When I click to connect to web a warning appears saying +"Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer+ "..
I've rebooted, uninstalled and went back to install and does not work!

Does anybody have any idea how to solve this problem?

Thanks.

Answer:Satellite A300-276 - Webcam driver open fail

Hi

This is a typical software issue?
I read a lot threads about this error message and in most cases new driver installation/update did the job!

Please ensure that you are using the latest BIOS.
Then access the device manager and go to Imaging Devices.
There you can find the USB video device? this is webca.

Please remove this from device manager list. You can also uninstall the driver?
Then reboot the unit and try again to install the driver?

Please be sure that you are using the latest webcam software... you can choose the software released for Satellite L500 too!

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Hi,

I have toshiba laptop Satellite A300, It had windows vista installed in this laptop but i formated and installed Windows 7 and since i have installed this windows 7 my webcamera is not working it gives an error "webcam driver open fail.please restart camera or computer" and even after doing this its not working.

And after installing this windows I think the display setting is also out of order, I tried to install the sorftwares and drivers from toshiba support but no success.

I need help to solve this issue.Please help

Thanks in advance.

Hope to hear soon.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam not working since I installed Win7

Hello sajjad

I?ve made very good experiences with Satellite A300 and Win7. In front of me I have Satellite A300-1LI. It is PSAG8E model and I can confirm that everything works perfect.

I have one offer for you:
Send us please exact notebook model and we can check Toshiba download page to see what is available for Win7 for your notebook model.
I can also send you exact installations order how to install all Toshiba stuff.

Please let us know what you have done to get camera work.
Let us know how you have installed Win7 and all Toshiba stuff (drivers, tools and utilities).
Do you have some other issues with Win7 on your Satellite A300?

See you :)

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1SM computer upgrade to Windows 7 (32 bit), and since yesterday, the webcam is giving me problems. Does not work.
Is a Chicony Web Camera, built inside the computer. Has suddenly stopped working. The following error appears: "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or system. "
I have not touched or installed anything. It happened overnight.

I tried to restore the computer to an earlier date, and it worked for a few minutes ... but it failed again and appears the same error.

I wonder what I have to do to get back to "recover " my webcam.

Thanks in advance.

Greetings

Answer:Satellite A300 - error: "webcam driver open fail"

Hey,

There are a lot of threads here in forum about webcam driver issue and you should read these threads:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=233048&#233048
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=232084&#232084
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=233417&#233417

Problem is I can?t say more about this because the error never happened to even I use my webcam quite often but no problems at all. :)

Anyway, if you have more questions you can post again ;)

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I'm getting frustrated so I've come here to see if anyone knows a way to help resolve this issue.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 which came with Windows Vista 64-bit pre-installed. After about a year or so of having the laptop, I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit. In the process, I believe the driver to my webcam (Chicony usb 2.0 camera) was deleted.

When I go into devices manager in the control panel, the webcam isn't listed; neither is "imaging devices."

I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."

If anyone knows how to fix this, please, I beg you, let me know.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Chicony webcam not working after windows 7 upgrade

> My computer has listed my webcam as "unknown device."
> I have tried downloading the driver manually, but I keep getting an error message, "Webcam open fail. Restart camera or computer."

This means that the webcam driver is not installed properly.
Visit the Toshiba European driver page and install the right webcam software/driver for this notebook model.

If the installation fails, restart the notebook and tries again.
This should solve the issue.

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I had to replace the hard disk on my A300 PSAJ4E and when I reloaded Vista 32 and all the Toshiba hardware drivers all went OK except for the Chicony webcam install.

The side menu is there but it won't work, giving a "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer" error.

I updated the Bios to 4.20
I first used the original Toshiba download, webcam-20080428125023 driver (V1.07.175).
I tried it with "the lid 3/4 closed".
I searched everywhere and read of dozens of similar problems. I tried a few, even editing the setup ini. Nothing helps.
I've even tried the XP drivers (V1.7.144.0611), the 32bit and 64bit versions and even a gateway driver. Nothing seems to work for this cam.

What now?

I also now get "the required section was not found in the INF" when I try to uninstall and reinstall the driver through device manager.
I have the choice of
6.198.1.0
6.2.208.424
6.2.238.1217
all giving the same error...

Answer:Re: Satellite A300 (PSAJ4E) - Webcam driver open fail

Me too. See my thread of a couple of days ago.
I have given up. I have wasted hours and hours trying to get the webcam driver to work.
Next week I am going to buy an external webcam.
There are many complaints about this in various forums, I think it is time someone took responsibility.
Sorry that I could not be positive and help you.

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'Webcam driver open fail.' My webcam failed months back. Have been into forums & taken advice - nothing works.
Have cleaned disk and reloaded driver many times. This is not satisfactory.
Someone must take RESPONSIBILITY.

I need to know the CAUSE and get a SOLUTION.

Answer:Satellite A300-1MC - Webcam driver open fail - Vista

Hello John and welcome to Toshiba forum.
Let us discuss about responsibility a little bit later.

Tell us at first which notebook model do you have exactly, which operating system do you use and what have you tried to fix this.

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Hi

I have problem when I open my webcam Ii see this message:
+CEC_MAIN.exe has stopped working+

http://www.assayyarat.com/myimages/Sep08/bloool_Untitled.jpg

Can any one help me?

Answer:Webcam issue on Satellite A300 - CEC_MAIN.exe has stopped working

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A300 PSAG4A 02L00M with Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
The webcam is not working and it is not detected in the Device Manager.
When I install the Chicony Camera Drivers, I get the "Webcam driver open fail." Error message.

The fact that I can not see the Webcam in the Device Manager is telling me that there is perhaps a hardware fault.
However I am hoping it is a setting that I can fix myself.

I had restored the laptop to factory settings also and I have updated the bios.
I have tried uninstalling all the USB Controllers and restarting the PC.

Is there anything I can do?
Perhaps it is a software issue?
Perhaps there is a setting?

Answer:Satellite A300 PSAG4A: Webcam not detected in Device Manager

Best way to test hardware functionality is to check it with ?factory settings? installing operating system with Toshiba recovery image. As I can see you have done this already.

So if cam still doesn?t work properly I am afraid there is some problem with hardware.
It cannot be software issue because recovery image contains proper driver for the cam.

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Hi

I have Satellite Pro A300
After upgrading XP into Vista the web cam stopped working (webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer)

Any help

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - error - webcam driver open fail

Hi!

I have used the forum search and founded a good posting from the user Akuma.
Maybe it?s the solution:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=136549

Good luck!

Bye

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Recently purchased a Satellite Pro A300, with built in webcam. However, when i try and use the webcam in Windows live messenger it comes up with the following error messages.

*"We couldn't start your camera device. Please check that your camera is not currently in use by another program, and then try again."*

Also this message..

*"Messenger is not available right now. Please try again later. (0x82000009)"*

Now, the camera is not turned on, and Messenger is working normally.

*HELP!!*

Thanks

Folic

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Webcam is not working in Windows live messenger

When you get the message if an other program use still the camera.

So try to disable the webcam software and other messenger programs in msconfig.
Then reboot the notebook and if you want to use the webcam software you have to start the webcam software firstly.

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Last week I received my Toshiba Satellite A300-14R it al seemed to work, but when installing or using a heavy application, the laptop just frozed and I had to reset the computer. This happened a lot, so then saterday night I installed Winrar or something while I was listening music and it happened again, but I couldnt ever reset the laptop so I pulled the battery out and the laptop couldn't start up again. So I decided to send it back to the reseller, he gave me a new one.

So, today I received the new notebook, started to install things and the screen forzed again. I made a snapshot with my phone to show what actually happens with the screen.

http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=22102008132pn7.jpg

What should I do? I updated everything in Vista.

Answer:New Satellite A300-14R frizzes when installing or using a heavy application

Sorry buddy but you are real ?notebook destroyer?. ;)
Of course it is just a joke!!!

Wait a moment. Is such screen shown from the first second when you start your notebook?
What happen if you install Vista again using F8 and repair my computer in advanced boot settings?
The same again?

Anyway, bring it back and ask for exchange. This is definitely not normal behavior.

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When reinstaled my XP I found that after one day of using it, DR Watson 32 starts to run on every app.
In result it starts to report errors and won't stop. I had to reinstal it again.

What is that all about?

Pls help already 2 days trying to reinstal my laptop.

Answer:Satellite A300 (PSAG0E) - DR Watson 32 starts on every application

Hi,

Did you try to disable in bios the cache memory ?

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Hello,

Since I upgrade my system to Windows 7 64bit my webcam don't work. After installing the driver I keep getting the message "webcam driver open fail. please restart camera or computer". The camera also don't appear in the device manager and the mic don't work also.

I have a Satellite A300-1LT.

help!

tal

Answer:Satellite A300 - Webcam driver open fail after Windows 7 upgrade

Hi pro.surfer,

Do you know the forum search? If not you should use because you will find many threads with this error message and a lot of useful instruction what do to.

I don?t know which driver you mean but you need the Camera Assistant Software for webcam. The microphone is a part of webcam so you have to install the webcam driver. ;)

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Greetings

I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit on my Toshiba Satellite A300-1FP. I was surprised at how smoothly it went. The only thing that was missing was a Windows 7 driver for the Chicony Webcam. A number of people on these forums have suggested using the Vista 64 bit driver. I tried numerous times to make this work. I deleted the startup entry, deleted and resinstalled the driver from device manager, etc. Everything I have found on these forums I've tried.

None of it works. I continue to get the error message "Webcam driver open failed. Please restart camera or computer."

Even with the "camera assistant" the Chicony camera is really awful. Had I know before I bought the machine I would have chosen otherwise. Too late now. Without the assitant you have only the driver that comes with Windows 7 which allows you to use the camera but unless you have Hollywood quality lighting the video is so dark that it is nearly unusable. The "camera assistant" at least had a booster for darker rooms.

I don't know why Toshiba ever used this camera in the first place.
There are many people with this same exact problem who are looking for help in the various forums for their system.

If anyone knows how to handle this I would really appreciate hearing from you. Toshiba, if you're listening, what were you thinking?

Dave

Answer:Satellite A300-1FP - Chicony webcam Win 7 64bit - driver open failed

Hello

Just a little question: Have you tried this?
[Why an error message displayed "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer"?|http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=18]

Furthermore it would be interesting to know if the same happens with ?factory settings?. Can you check this please?

Greets

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I have searched and searched for solutions to this problem and feel like I have tried everything. Whenever I turn my laptop on or attempt to start my webcam I get the error "Webcam driver open fail. Please restart camera or computer."

I used to be able to use the webcam with no problems but it just stopped working one day. I've recently reformatted my operating drive to the out-of-the-box state, but it is still showing an error whenever I try to use my webcam. I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium on an A300 Model: PSA-GCA. I have also tried updating the webcam driver (and the latest BIOS update) from Toshiba's support section, but with no luck. I've also tried using the XP webcam driver, but still, no luck.

Any idea on how to fix this problem?

Message was edited by: Replicant

I also forgot to mention that in my Device Manager, I cannot see my Chicony Webcam at all. There is no section for imaging devices present at all.

Answer:Satellite A300 - Constant "Webcam Driver Open Fail" Error

Hi

If you search here in the forum you will find enough threads about this issue but I have founded an interesting thread with a good posting from the user Akuma and mayb it?s useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=136549

If it doesn?t work I think you need help from an authorized service provider. The technicians can check your notebook and repair it if?s necessary.

Good luck!

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All greetings.

Recently took the laptop with the service center, he changed the motherboard. Prior to the service center the camera worked well, but after he took early displayed an error "Webcam driver open fail. Restart camera or computer." Read posts on this subject anywhere advised to update the BIOS, I renewed but nothing helped.

This could be due to the fact that in the service center have forgotten something to connect to the motherboard? Because in the Device Manager do not see a web camera. I have a Toshiba Satellite A300-1EG number PSAG4E.

Thanks in advance for the answer. I would like to be quick to get to know to go tomorrow to a service center or not.

Answer:Satellite A300-1EG - Webcam driver open fail after mainboard exchange

Hi kuhar2007,

Maybe the authorized service provider has forgotten to connect the cable but before you contact them again you should try reinstalling webcam driver. You can get the latest version here:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Normally the webcam should be listed in device manager after this. If not you should contact the ASP again. Explain this problem and they will try to help you. ;)

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Hi guys,

I have purchased the A300-1QM last week and so far I really like this notebook. There's one thing about the built-in webcam though. I know it's better not to expect the best picture from a 1.3MP webcam, but the picture I get using the latest software from the toshiba page is not only way too grainy, it also gets way too dark if the overall lighting in the room is rather darkish. From one moment to the other. Let me explain.

It goes like this: I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I start up the webcam software and the picture is really grainy (oh well) but at least it is bright enough for me to see myself in front of the computer. Then when I lean back in my chair and wait for a few seconds, the picture turns way too dark all of a sudden and I can barely see anything anymore. It seems like the webcam suddenly finds out that it's pretty dark in the room and in the background and therefore decides to fade to almost black why so ever. I dunno how to explain it better. Why would anybody want a webcam to darken the picture after a few seconds when it's already dark in the room?

I have tried all properties and settings in the latest software (night mode, that backlight thing, ...) but nothing changed. It seems to me that it has something to do with the driver, not the software. Because when I uninstall the software and restart and keep only the drivers, the described behavior does not change (in different applications like Skype for example).

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Answer:Built-in Chicony webcam suddenly turns too dark on Satellite A300-1QM

You say that its happening with the "latest" webcam driver, was it happening with the original driver as well?

Have you removed the plastic protector that sits on the camera?

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Having had my Satellite A300-1BZ for a couple of years now I found myself suddenly bored of the standard vista themes and began to play around with changing them. (I was after an ultimate black look with changed start buttons and menu's etc)

Anyway cut to the chase, I went wrong somewhere with VistaGlazz following the steps of replacing something like shell32.dll
As it said in the readme file I changed it to shell32.dll.bak

My computer continued to run fine until I ran a restart. After that all I got after the log on screen was a blue screen with a mouse.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i53/eazynowrudeboy/IMG000030.jpg

Luckilly I have an iphone so managed to get onto the internet forums and find a solution which was to use a command in cmd.exe which repaired the problem.

The only thing now is that I have an extremely basic windows classic theme which when I try to change it to Vista in theme settings it gives the message:
*"the theme could not load. %1 is not a valid win32 application"*

Any help and step by step for basic user would be much appreciated! I am guessing it cant all be that bad since Windows is still running and functioning correctly!

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A300-1BZ: %1 is not a valid win32 application after themes change

Hi tarmacsnortingmonster,

That?s the reason why I don?t play with any 3rd party themes because I always read from time to time about different problems after the installation. So I only use preinstalled Windows themes and don?t have any problems.

Anyway, I think you should try a system restore to an earlier point before you installed this theme.
Hopefully this will help you? If not it?s time to reinstall Windows I think? :(

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Problem:
Recieve error every time I try to use Camera Assistance Software for Toshiba: Webcam driver open failed. Please restart camera or computer. Web cam also does not work in Skype. It seems that this is a very common problem with the A300s series, yet there is no clear solution out there.

Hardware
Series: A300
Model: PSAGCA -02Y010

Software
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Camera Assistant Software for Toshiba: 1.7.175.0123

Details
I recently did a clean install of Windows 7, updating from Windows Vista. I never used the web cam on Windows Vista, so I can't testify as to whether the web camera was workin correctly or not. However, when I tried to use it with Skype, it did not work. I reinstalled the driver that I backed up before I installed the new operating system, but it did not work. The web cam doesn't show up at all in Device Manager - even when set to display hidden devices. Trying to add new hardware through the control panel fails to detect the web camera at all. I have restarted after every install/repair of the driver.

Steps Taken

Reinstalled backuped drivers
I used third party software (Double Driver) to back up and reinstall the drivers for the web camera after I installed Windows 7. Double Driver claimed there was no device to install the driver for. I manually copied the files into the Camera Assistance folder and overwrote the existing ones. The files I copied were:
casflr.cat
oem34.inf
restore.ini
UVCFTR_S.SYS

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Answer:Satellite A300 PSAGCA -02Y010 - Error: Webcam driver open failed

> The web cam doesn't show up at all in Device Manager - even when set to display hidden devices.
> I encountered a thread post that suggested a loose wire was responsible and that the camera would work when the lid was almost closed. I tried this and the camera suddenly appeared in device manager.

Does this mean that webcam does not appear in device manager if the lid is open? Right?
In such case it looks like there is no connection between webcam and motherboard.
As far as I know the internal cam is connected to motherboard?s USB controller and possibly there is a loose connection.

Possible solution: I think the technician should disasemble the notebook in order to check the connection :(

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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

Hi

> 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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Hiya,

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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934374 (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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Hi,

I noticed I couldnt shut down my laptop and the web cam light kept coming on and beeping then going off? The led is now fixed on permanantly and if I try to open web cam it says it is locked by another program but I have none running and any command from the start butten ie shut down or restart wont work?

Please help

Answer:Satellite L670 - Webcam is locked to a program?

Hi buddy,

Your posting is a little bit confusing? You mean that the webcam light is always on and you can?t use the webcam, right?
Do you notice the same behavior in BIOS before Windows starts? I mean is the webcam light still on if you go into BIOS?

Well, it could be something wrong with the webcam driver so in your case I would try reinstalling it. You can download the newest version on official Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com

Check this!!!

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I had the problem with the onboard webcam on my X200 where it said "Camera locked by another program".
I updated the driver and now the camera works ok for 2 seconds and then turns all black.
However, when I enter the Options menu the camera has no problem previewing the picture in the Options window but when I switch back to the regular preview window or try to use it with Messenger, it only works for 2 seconds and then blacks out.

I have tried several different drivers but nothing seems to work... Any advice will be greatly apprecciated.

Answer:Satellite X200: Webcam locked by another program

Hi mate,

do the following:

1. Type www.google.com
2. Search for "Chicony webcam drivers"
3. Uninstall every Toshiba software which belongs to this webcam.
4. Install the Chicony driver.
5. Happy ICQ/Skype/MSN-ing

:)

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I bought this laptop today and wanted to use the webcam, there is a program called Web Camera Application which is what the salesperson showed me earlier on the show one.
When i click on the program it comes up with 'webcam is locked by another program' it won't work on Skype or Face Recognition either.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L755-128 'webcam is locked by another program'

Hello

Is cam listed properly in device manager (imaging device)?
Exit webcam application and check Skype video settings again. Is webcam listed there? Can you use cam with Skype?

Try also to reinstall webcam application. Latest version you can find on Toshiba download page ? ling is on the top of this page (Top support pages ? Download drivers).

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Whenever I try to use my webcam a popup appears saying webcam locked by another application.

I'm not sure which app is locking it but I need it fixed.
Tthanks for any help.

Answer:Satellite L850-1EK - webcam locked by another aplication

Have you noticed this problem from the first day or later?
Is face recognition tool preinstalled on your notebook?

Check please last posting on http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=279415

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The integated Chicony webcam on my Satellite Pro shows on my screen and I can adjust settings, etc. and up to yesterday, worked fine with Yahoo and MSN instant messengers.

However, since yesterday, I get a message saying that either it is not connected or it is locked by another programme.
Not alone that, I can't view my friends webcsm either!

My OS is Windows Vista Business.

Any ideas?

f.

Answer:Chicony Webcam is locked by another program on Satellite Pro series

Please post you full notebook name!!!

Regarding the webcam issue;
Well, I found several posting regarding the same issue with the internal webcam.
Therefore I would really recommend searching in this forum for answers.

But I give you one hint; the message appears due to the locked webcam service.
Try simply to disable and to enable the service which controls the webcam in the ?msconfig?.

Last but not least the new installation of the webcam driver and software, which you could download from the Toshiba page, could solve this issue!

Bye

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On startup and whenever i attempt to open Catalyst Control Centre, Windows displays the error "Catalyst Control Centre: Host application has stopped working".

Is anyone else having similar troubles.
I tried reinstalling the drivers off the toshiba site, and installing the new drivers on the ATI site and everything I could think of. Since the either drivers aren't working im not able to go above the 1024x768 resolution.

Any suggestions ?

Answer:Satellite A300 Catalyst Control Centre issue - Host application has stopped working

Hi

I googled for this error message and found many people having this issue.
It?s not related to the notebook but to the driver?
Who knows why?.

Anyway, in most cases the people solved this by new driver Catalyst installation.
You should do this;

- update your Vista to the latest state
- remove the old Catalyst from the system
- remove/uninstall the graphic card driver from the device manager
- reboot the notebook and install the Catalyst and driver again

Should run!

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Hi there, can you please help me to sort out if there is problem with the settings of my webcam. i am trying to open my webcam while using my yahoo messanger but the camera is not accessible and the message display as saying " Cam Is Locked by Another Application".

Can you please tell me on how to fix this problem.

Thank you.

Answer:Chicony Cam is locked by another application on Satellite A200

I found this Toshiba document:

[Built-in webcam may not respond after computer awakened from Sleep state|http://askiris.toshiba.com/ToshibaSupportSite/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1924 621xml&sliceId=&dialogID=41219194&stateId=0%200%20 41217605]

The error ?Locked by another application? is described too.

PS; If you use the Vista then the SP1 should solve this issue too.

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Hi to all,

I've had many, many problems with my brothers laptop for a while now. It's a A300 Satellite (PSAGCA-06P01Q), and at first the laptop was running completely fine.

However it started freezing a lot. Every time we wanted to install a program, (in this occasion AVG 8.0) or get into control panel, computer or documents it would freeze up, seeming because the computer hasn't got enough performance to do the job. The green load bar where it says computer almost at the top of the computer pop up would load right to end, as if to say that it had finish loading, and then it would freeze.

Ctrl+Alt+Dlt won't work, so the only solution was to hold the power button. However, upon reboot exactly the same thing happened. So I decided to do the recovery back to factory settings thingy, and that went all well, until exactly the same thing happened again. So Vista may not be the problem. I have also tried system repair, (continuously pressing F8 at beginning of startup), but that has failed to give any positive results.

However, I had a 2GB Kingston RAM module that came with the laptop, and because of the sluggishness of the computer, I decided to install the RAM. Everything went perfect as the BIOS screen say it had 4096 MB of RAM (having 2GB before), so that went fine. However, trying to startup properly, after the green bar below Windows icon finishes loading, a blue screen pops up saying something (it went to fast to know what it said), then the lapto... Read more

Answer:Cannot get Satellite A300 to work well

Test the RAM using Memtest, its a bootable CD or Floppy Disk.
Download the ISO from www.memtest.org and burn the ISO to a blank CD using an Image->Disc project.
Boot from the Memtest CD and it will start automatically. Run it for at least an hour, or overnight if possible.

Also test the HDD for bad sectors.
Run the Advanced Test in DFT. http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
Its also a bootable CD or Floppy Disk.

After testing the RAM, update the BIOS for the PSAFCA model. Go to www.isd.toshiba.com.au , select Support->Downloads, select your model in the list and download and run the latest BIOS in Windows.

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I know far more about desktop computers than I do laptop computers,
However last night my laptop completely froze and held the current sound (making a kind of buzzing sound).

I thought nothing of it at the time however it wasn't coming responsive again so I held down the power button and went to sleep. When I awoke this morning I booted up my laptop, but it did not boot.
The motherboard is not broken as it is givin power to lights and disc drives ect...

I am basically wondering what CPU's will work in the a300 2c2,

I HOPE it isn't soldered in but I have not confirmed that yet as I have to go out in a moment, thus I cannot open her up.


Thanks in advanced,
TheUnknown

Answer:What CPU would work on Satellite Pro A300-2C2

> The motherboard is not broken as it is givin power to lights and disc drives ect...
Well, this does not mean anything? even if the power LED and other lights would be ON, it could be still an motherboard problem.

> I HOPE it isn't soldered

The CPUs are not soldered by socket. So it?s possible to remove it from the motherboard.

>I am basically wondering what CPU's will work in the a300 2c2,
Its important to know what chipset the notebook support and what CPU is supported by chipset. As far as I know this unit has been equipped with an Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express Chipset.

As far as I know the chipset supports the Intel Core2 Duo CPUs
Here the info from Intel:
http://ark.intel.com/products/35134/Intel-82GM45-Graphics-and-Memory-Controller-Hub
Under ?Compatible Products? -> Processors you will get the whole list.

But even if the chipset would support the CPU, there could be an compatibility issue with the BIOS.

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I?ve installed webcam drivers but I cannot run the camera. When I try to enter the system from Webcam application I get the error. There were also features a built-in microphone, but do not activate the microphone.

How can I handle with my problem?


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Answer:Satellite L750-1NG - cannot use Webcam application

According notebook specification your notebook was delivered with preinstalled Win7 64bit Home Premium.
Have you noticed this issue with original preinstalled OS version and ?factory settings??
Do you still use original OS version?

Can you please translate the error message?
Is webcam recognized properly in device manager?

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After few seconds when i switching-on web-camera on my Satellite A200, it stop working and showing message "Used by another application". Is there any oficially recomended by TOSHIBA method to decide this problem???

Answer:Webcam on Satellite A200 is used by another application

This question has been very often discussed here in this forum. Please use ?Advanced search? option and put ?used by another application? as searched term.

Many threads will be listed as search result. Please check it and I hope you will find answer how to use the webcam properly.

Bye and good lock!

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Well,

although I searched a lot in this forum I didn't manage to find a solution to the webcam problem.
Anyway I tried a few things and i found this:

My system is Satellite A200-1AE(PSAECE) running windows vista 32-bit

Go to Device Manager.
Find Imaging Devices.
Under Imaging Devices there is our webcam.
Right click on the webcam and select Update Driver Software.
In the new window select "Browse my computer for driver software".
In the new page select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
Click on "Show compatible hardware" and you'll get 3 options:
-Chicony USB 2.0 Camera
-Chicony USB 2.0 Camera
-USB Video Device
Select "USB Video Device" and click "Next"

Windows will now start installing the driver.
After installation is finished vista may ask for restart.

I have to tell you that after i followed these steps my webcam works perfectly for about 4-5 hours.
I have also restarted my laptop and it keeps going fine.

What is described above worked perfectly for me so far.
If you want to try it I don't take any responsibility is something bad happens.
I'm just telling you what I did.

But it seems ok now.

Please give some feedback.
Thanx.

Answer:Satellite A200 "locked by another application" problem maybe solved......

Sounds interesting, maybe if other users will report their experience with your solution we could make some general post about that with solutions around that whole topic. :)

Greets

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Yesterday I've removed casually any programs and illumination has ceased to work. It is constantly light. By pressing touch buttons occurs nothing. What program is responsible for work of touch buttons?

How to solve the given problem?

Answer:Satellite A300 - Illumination does not work

Are you using the Vista OS?
If yes then you should reinstall the Value Added Package.

The Illumination can be enabled and disabled also in the BIOS settings.
You could also enable and disable it in *Toshiba Assist -> Optimize -> Toshiba HW setup -> Illumination*

Bye

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