web cam problem

  Boy Zone 30 Sep 11
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I've recently brought an eyetoy camera to use on Skype. The camera works fine on Windows Live messenger, but when I try to use it on Skype it states "can't start camera and to close the application using the camera. Even if I close Live messenger and open Skype it still asks the same question.

Can I delete Windows Live Messenger from my PC?

I do use Windows Live Mail for sending Emails.

I'm using windows XP home

  Nontek 30 Sep 11

You cannot delete it, but you can stop it from opening - go to Control Panel>Add & Remove Programs then wait until that has finished populating, then in the left hand column you will see Add & Remove Windows Components, click on this and then scroll down to Messenger and remove the tick.

Close Control Panel and then re-boot your computer.

  Nontek 30 Sep 11

You cannot delete it, but you can stop it from opening - go to Control Panel>Add & Remove Programs then wait until that has finished populating, then in the left hand column you will see Add & Remove Windows Components, click on this and then scroll down to Messenger and remove the tick.

Close Control Panel and then re-boot your computer.

  Nontek 30 Sep 11

Ooops, sorry about double post!

  Woolwell 30 Sep 11

Nontek - You are correct about the method but MS calls it uninstalling see MS Support

  Woolwell 30 Sep 11

ps Removing Live Messenger may not mean that the camera works with Skype. Have you looked at Skype's options?

  Boy Zone 30 Sep 11

I've done all what you suggested, but unistalling the windows component I don't see Windows Live Messenger, but windows messenger, which I assume is the same. Anyway this was unticked and does'nt open when I start my PC, but Skype still can't open the camera.

  Nontek 30 Sep 11

This looks like the answer for you ....

http://www.jacobsen.no/anders/blog/archives/2006/01/05/howtousetheplaystationeyetoyon_windows.html

  Woolwell 30 Sep 11

Which drivers did you install?

See this eyetoy as webcam.

  Boy Zone 06 Oct 11

sorry to bounce this one back, but I've done all of the suggestions and still can't get eyetoy web camn to work using Skype. It works great with MSN and Yahoo messenger, but its Skype I need to get it to work with.

  Woolwell 06 Oct 11

Does the eyetoy show up at all under Skype's - Tools - Options - Video settings?

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