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Video Preview Not Available

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LeeCC, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. LeeCC

    LeeCC Flightless Bird

    Hello! Friends:

    I have a built-in web camera in my note book (Win XP Pro). When I clicked on
    the USB Camera Drive from MY COMPUTER/SCANNERS & CAMERA, it gave an error
    message: "video preview not available and my be used by other applications".

    Anyone has a solution to this? Many thanks.


    Lee CC
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    LeeCC wrote:
    > I have a built-in web camera in my note book (Win XP Pro). When I
    > clicked on the USB Camera Drive from MY COMPUTER/SCANNERS & CAMERA,
    > it gave an error message: "video preview not available and my be
    > used by other applications".
    >
    > Anyone has a solution to this? Many thanks.


    Uninstall the camera drivers/software.
    Reboot.
    Install the camer drivers/software.
    Update it as needed.
    Make sure you only have one thing accessing it at a time (Instant Messenger,
    Skype, etc.)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. LeeCC

    LeeCC Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the response.

    Have tried (UNSTALL/REBOOT/INSTALL), but it doesn't work. No other
    applications are in used.


    Lee CC
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    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > LeeCC wrote:
    > > I have a built-in web camera in my note book (Win XP Pro). When I
    > > clicked on the USB Camera Drive from MY COMPUTER/SCANNERS & CAMERA,
    > > it gave an error message: "video preview not available and my be
    > > used by other applications".
    > >
    > > Anyone has a solution to this? Many thanks.

    >
    > Uninstall the camera drivers/software.
    > Reboot.
    > Install the camer drivers/software.
    > Update it as needed.
    > Make sure you only have one thing accessing it at a time (Instant Messenger,
    > Skype, etc.)
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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