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Old 28th Oct 2011, 19:11   #1 (permalink)

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What's using my webcam ?

SKYPE tells me it can't acess my webcam as another program is using it. Not according what I can see, but am I seeing it all ? Any idea how I can check ? Muchas Gracias.......
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 19:20   #2 (permalink)
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Check whether there's something else installed and running that would possibly ever make use of a webcam, then close it and see if Skype succeeds.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 19:44   #3 (permalink)
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Installing What's Running, from Welcome to WhatsRunning.net! The home of What's Running, your system information utility! will show you everything currently running and a lot of other information including resources use by each item.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 19:54   #4 (permalink)
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I just checked your webcam and it seems to be working, although you and Mrs. OFSO seem to be a little perplexed.

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Old 28th Oct 2011, 20:26   #5 (permalink)
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Reboot your computer.... does the problem still occur ? If so, check your startup items.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 13:52   #6 (permalink)

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Thanks 11Fan. On comparing the image you sent with what we see in the mirror each day, it would appear we are somebody else. Hmmm.
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