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any webcam users here?

By schizoid77
Aug 21, 2003
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  1. Hey,
    I recently bought a Logitech webcam. And it's causing me alot of grief...if anyone knows why when using the webcam, yahoo messenger freezes...and can NOT be shut down other than me physically turning OFF the computer and rebooting....START button and Restart/Shutdown doesn't do diddly.
    Task manager shows process running and application NOT RESPONDING...but I can't end the process or do anything(except minimize the window)...
    Is this a Yahoo problem or something, or is it common for webcams to crash your system?
    Any help is appreciated...I don't wanna have to turn my computer on and off 4-5 times everytime I use the camera....
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    My Logitech Quickcam Express hasn't crashed anything here in any operating system.

    Which model is it, which operating system, do you have any other USB problems?
  3. schizoid77

    schizoid77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    hey man, thanks for replying...it's the QiuckCam Messenger...retails for like 39.99 and has the built in microphone..I'm using XP Home edition and have no other USB problems...
    My main issue is that I can't shut down yahoo without holding down my power button on the tower and killin the whole system....it sucks. Is this something that a faulty USB port can be blamed for?
  4. Freddie

    Freddie TS Rookie

    Got the same prob here as well mate. so your not alone on this one. Will get back to you with some solution soon.
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