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Computer reboots when starting Web Cam

By Mijo ·
I have an Alaris Web Cam, I disable it about 3 months ago due to someone misuseing it, I enable it and when I tried starting it, it caused my computer to reboot, So I tried running it again and the computer rebooted, I unistalled and reinstalled, still would restart, I also ran a virus scan to make sure there isn't any viruses,

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by Mijo In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

I am also running window's xp, it has been 3 months so I have added and unistalled programs and don't remember what programs

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by an_it_guy In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

Havent come across such prob, but i saw that this webcam seems to be connecting to ur parallel port. If you have any printers installed on your LPT1, uninstall them and uninstall the webcam software. Restart the pc with the webcam connected. (U did not mention the OS u r using!) If the pc works normally, install the cam s/w and check if it works. Else we might need to dril down further.
Cheers.

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by an_it_guy In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

Forgot to mention what i was thinking while answering....what i feel is that the comp is expecting to send data on LPT1 and not receive from ther...hence this prob could occur! Lets see!

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by Mijo In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

sorry that doesn't work, i forgot to mention it is a usb camera, i apoligize

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by Mijo In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

the camera is a usb camera so it isn't connected to the parallel port

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by RCOM In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

This is a chipset and USB driver problem. Uninstall the camera and download and install the drivers from the manufacturer. If its intel make sure to get the correct drivers. For VIA chipsets simply download the 4 in 1 driver and install that. Reloadthe camera making sure to follow the instructions on when to connect it. Normally sometime durring the software install as opposed to being connected when before the PC is booted.

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by Mijo In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

i tried the above and it didn't work, thanx for the suggestion

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by colin_mendonca In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

I think there is an IRQ dispute.Just turn to the device manager and check out for any irq dispute.

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by Mijo In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

Already did that thanx for the input

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by yelhsa3840 In reply to Computer reboots when sta ...

it can be a security thing are you using it for illegal activities? porn? thats the only reason i've heard someone using a webcam for

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