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naeemahmed
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Web Camera - Locked by another application

Hello.

 

I have a Toshiba P205-S6327 notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit running on it. I have a built-in Webcam of 1.3 MP in it. Sometimes when i wanted to start a video chat. I got an error that there's no camera attached with my notebook. When i tried to open the Web Cam Utility. It showed me the Locked by another application error. Can anybody explain what is it and how i could get rid of this error message.

 

I have checked and seen the following information when i click at About button of my taskbar camera icon.

 

Web Camera

 

UVC 1.7.115.0213

 

Awaiting for earliest answer from any of my friends.

 

Regards,

 

Naeem

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Jerry_Lippey
Posts: 38,763

Re: Web Camera - Locked by another application

 

Satellite P205-S6327 

 


It showed me the Locked by another application error.

Some have had luck on that one with Microsoft's hotfix for sleep.

 

   Built-in webcam may not respond after computer awakened from Sleep state

 

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hoppingbuffalo
Posts: 3

Re: Web Camera - Locked by another application

Same thing happened to me on my Gateway presumably with the same camera.

 

Others noted that when they installed Messenger it locked.  I took this tack and uninstalled everything I could think of until I came to VirtualDub.

 

Now, amongst movie makers VirtualDub is considered great although a GUI that takes some getting used to.

 

So I dumped my built webcam software and am sticking with VirtualDub.  It works great.