I posted a help in the tech section too...certainly someone can help me... :cry:
inactive media problem with cam...very frustrated...
Well done everybody!!!!!
I fixed it!!!
I updated my media player from 10-11. Whatever was wrong, it fixed it.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
Everything else is fine.
This is so mind-boggling. :shock:
Try calling the cable company, ask them to "ping" or test your modem
It could be a slow connection.
Is anything else bogging down and running slower than usual? Can the PC play a DVD?
I have tried all the suggestions to no avail.
I have chatted with Dell, still am, 4 times today...they are trying, but no luck.
Still Here...idea for you to relax and attack this whenever you have the time...You can not start changing more than one thing at a time when troubleshooting a PC. If you can, write down what you do on a piece of paper to help keep your facts straight.
Whenever I get bogged down, it is usally a stubborn bug...(virus, trojan etc.) be careful about downloading new programs or updating anything else UNTIL YOU are sure the PC is free of bugs.
When I have a problem I start running all the security programs I can, I usually do this in safe mode( safe mode ..turn off PC, restart, keep pressing the F8 key until the PC starts, you will be prompted to select safe mode at this time.)
Please spend some time at Majorgeeks.com>Majorgeeks Support Forums>Help & Technical Forums>Guides and frequently asked questions>computer maintenance
I am browsing thru Major geeks right now..there are alot of people with video problems..it will take awhile to get a better grasp of the problem
Here is what my windows task manager is telling me
I hit CTRL ALT Delete to bring up the WINTSK MAN
I hit the the performance tab..the "CPU Usage History" is displayed in running graph form, and is operating at about 80 percent level..(all depends on your physical memory I suppose)
The graph below..."Page file usage History" is about 370MegaBytes total..this is what I am seeing while using the forum and operating the cam.
If I am running too many programs at once, thiese graphs are over the 100 percent level, and that is when I start having freeze-ups, and failed programs.
These are the only suggestions I know to offer sorry. I wish you good luck!!!