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# 42696 9-Oct-2009 01:50
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Hi there. I am unsure if this is the right section to be putting this, so please move it if need be.

I bought a HP Pavillion p6030a Desktop going on about 2 months ago.

Theres nothing wrong with the desktop (at least i dont think so). However when i go to view my friends Webcam on MSN, it wont allow me to. It says connecting, loading etc etc, shows a picture of their screen but nothing on mine, and then stops itself after about 10 seconds.

I Searched on google for what the problem might be, cant really find anything. I have tried different versions of MSN, Both my friend and I sending the invitation to view webcam and also i have tried to update my video drivers (however fully updated already).

Im not sure what the problem is. It works fine when my friend does with other people, just not me. Is this a hardware problem? This has never happened before.

I am aware this could be a problem with MSN, however it could also be a hardware problem on my own computer?

All help is appreciated.

Cheers in advance

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  # 263809 14-Oct-2009 09:02
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Where abouts is your friend? I've had troubles webcamming to Canada and other places overseas. But locally it works fine.

Also you aren't running through a proxy or anything? does it work fine with other friends webcamming to your PC?

I'd try:
Updating the webcam drivers(i see you've done the display drivers already :))

Also is your internet connection fast? slow connections really hammer the new MSN, it's a pain :( sometimes when my work internet is slow, everything goes pink

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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