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Old 02-06-2004, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer sometimes freezes when running webcam

Either just privately running it, usually at night (in low light) or trying to run a webcam in MSN messenger.

If it DOES work, it freezes shortly thereafter or when I try to open another program like Windows Media Player.

I can still use the mouse and close other programs, but MSN messenger does not respond and ctrl+alt+delete end tasks do nothing. I cannot turn off/restart/etc either.

Do I need more RAM (256), is my system overheating (I have 1 small fan on graphics card, small fan on mobo, and 1-2 small case fans), or do you smell software problems?

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Old 02-06-2004, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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true orb,, what are your system specs ? proc,video card etc Let us know. and we will give suggestions

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Old 02-06-2004, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If your system does not freeze without the webcam and that too if it just happens when the lights are low.. try to reinstall the webcam - and try to see if there is an updated driver for the webcam..
;) Don\'t misunderstand its a TOOL which is required to fix up the computer...;)
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