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surfinid

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I have an old machine(5 years) running Win95.
Until recently I had an Intel camera (USB) running on the Intel Create and Share software quite happily.
Unfortunately when I now try to run any application that accesses the camera, I get a message that the camera is being used by another application.
I shut down all other unnecessary applications, and tried again, but still the same message.
The device manager says that the camera is there and is working correctly.
I then remembered that recently I had tried to load software for another camera which failed to load properly, because it was not supported on Win95.
Somehow I think this software, which I have since removed from my machine, is still making the operating system think that the camera is in use.
Some sort of conflict.
I tried uninstalling the Intel "Create and Share" camera pack software, and reloading it, but that has not helped. I still get the message that the camera is being used by another application.
Short of reloading WIN95, does anyone have any idea how I can fix this such that I can 'release' the camera for use.
Thanks.
 
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you will have to go into the registry and delete all references to the other software that you loaded. there are many programs out there that make it easier to do than windows regedit, i think one of them is RegSeeker. check out the download section of PCWorld.com for what is out there.

Gavi, Certified Photographic Counselor and Nikon Advanced System Specialist
 
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what model of camera is it? Most usb camera's (if any) do not work with windows 95. I think you'll be hard pressed to get it to work.Windows 95 had really bad usb. Find out which version of Windows 95 you have, for somewhat proper usb performance, you would need version c, version a and b need usb updates.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;253756

go here for the updates:

http://www.usbman.com/Win95 USB Guide.htm

But keep in mind, even if you are able to upgrade your usb, you may not be able to get the camera running. Your best bet would be to upgrade to windows 98
 
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