my built in camera is not working

February 27, 2011 at 06:12:10
Specs: Windows 7
My built in cam on my advent laptop windows 7 is not working. It has worked before but one day i went on windows live messenger and it says my webcam is already in use same as when i go on facebook to take a picture it says your cam has not been found so any one any ideas???

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February 28, 2011 at 09:33:30
This might be my paranoid side talking but i'd get off the net right now, go to another computer and download any spyware software like Ad Aware or Spybot to make sure there isn't someone looking at you. If it's being used by Some Other Application then i'd consider the worse and work my way back.

That aside, if nothing was found, simply try uninstalling the camera and reinstalling using the CD that came with your laptop or go online and reinstall the drivers.

Seriously, get off the net.

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