HI I use a Skype 'phone and Skype software with my computer (Win XP). I have recently installed a webcam. When I try to start the webcam I get a message saying that another program is already running and that it should be closed down. I have disconnected the Skype 'phone and closed down the software, but the message persists. Any ideas on how I get the webcam to work? Thanks
I don't think the problem lies with the Skype phone or Skype software. The message you see probably means another program is using (or has preferred access to) your webcam. Even opening your webcam in Windows Explorer will be enough to stop Skype gaining access to it. Your webcam must not be in use at all.
Do you have an installation CD disc for the web cam? I have found the most web cam problems can be solved by the web cam set up in Skype tools > options > Video settings. And the CD which came with the web cam.
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