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Webcam keeps shutting off.

I have windows 7 (64-bit) on an hp pavilion g7-1075dx. Video chat will work for a few seconds, then my webcam shuts off and is no longer recognized by skype. I have the latest version of skype (5.8.0.156). There are no new updates available for my computer. Also, Ive checked on hp for an update on any drives an nothing. The video chat does work on ooVoo however. How can I fix this problem?? 

faith_love_hope
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Open Windows Event Viewer -> Custom Views -> Administrative Events. Look for any recent error messages.

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I have quite a few errors it says. The most recent source was dhcp, Youcam and bowser. I uninstalled the YouCam last night. 

faith_love_hope
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Having same issue...it has to be the update, because this has never happened before... :/

profoundj
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I have the same problem using Windows XP SP3. 

 

Also can't find out how to post an original message.

 

 

w9kvradio
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I am having the same issue as of Spt. 21, 2012.  I am running windows 7 and sky vsn 5.10.0.116

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