Video Cam Loads Twice

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June 13, 2010 at 09:12:59
Specs: XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP 3, 2.8GHz / 1GB
I have a Phillips PC camera and when I plug it into my PC it seems to load twice instead of once. This is a result from installing and uninstalling the software a couple times I am pretty sure but I don't know how to get it to load once. I know it loads twice only after unplugging the camera - I get the handshake off twice - it did not use to do that but I think it is slowing my system down and would like to correct it - anyone know how to do this? I think the system files have the thing listed more than once or something. HELP!

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#1
June 13, 2010 at 09:18:48

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#2
June 13, 2010 at 09:22:40
I had trouble with a reg cleaner before and prefer not to do that. Thanks for the reply. I think that is what is needed but I don't have experience enough to do it without messing things up.

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#3
June 13, 2010 at 09:36:27
Download, install & run CCleaner-Slim...both the cleaner & the registry scanner. Remove everything they find. You might even want to uninstall your camera software 1st, then run the above. Reboot, then reinstall the software.

CCleaner Slim


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#4
June 13, 2010 at 11:26:29
thanks very much - uninstalled the pc cam, installed and ran ccleaner several times and scanned/fixed registry a couple times too - reboots and the pc is much better for it - gained about 20% disc space back. camera still double handshakes in and out but I noticed something that might be a clue that it is supposed to be this way - when I installed the driver and software again I saw the auto recognition popup happening twice - once for the camera and once for the microphone that is in it - is this why I am getting a double handshake in and out? Interesting that the 2nd dump handshake happens literally 2-5 minutes later every time. I get these handshakes because I plug and unplug the camera to make room for the multiport usb card reader. Does this make sense or should I be getting a single handshake in and out? Thanks for your help.

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#5
June 13, 2010 at 12:15:40
'I had trouble with a reg cleaner before and prefer not to do that'

But I'm sure you never tried this one I mentioned. It is a real user friendly software that almost anybody can use easily, plus it backs up everything you remove. I also use Ccleaner, but this one lists all the progs etc and if you don't understand it, you can google the questionable files.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#6
June 13, 2010 at 13:26:00
Understood thanks.

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