Try to reset all Skype settings and when you will be asked to select your webcam, make sure that you actually select HP webcam 101 and nothing else.
Quit Skype or use Windows Task Manager to kill any Skype.exe process. Go to Windows Start and in the Search/Run box type %appdata%, press Enter or click the OK button. The Windows File Explorer will pop up. There locate a folder named “Skype”. Rename this folder to something different, e.g. Skype_old. Restart Skype.
N.B. If needed, you will still be able to re-establish your call and chat history. All data is still saved in the Skype_old folder.
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I have the same HP g7 laptop with built in cam. It worked fine until the last few days. Now I have exactly the same problem whereby the cam starts, works for a few second, then switches off and everytime I try to activiate it it fails.
I have changed nothing in the operating system (Win 7).
I have installed no new products. I updated Skype to v6.1 on 6th Feb 2013 and there were no problems with the video for about one month.
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I managed to solve the skype problem by downloading below HP multimedia software.
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i had a similar problem on my Probook 4530s machine after skype automatically upgraded it self to the latest version.. i solved it by installaing ArcSoft Webcam Sharing Manage.