[RESOLVED] Can't see myself on webcam in Windows Live Messenger
I hope this is the correct place for this post.
I am using Windows XP with SP3 and IE7. I have Windows Live Messenger 2009, as well as Yahoo Messenger and Skype.
My webcam works fine on the latter two Messengers, but only partially on Windows Live Messenger. I can see my contact and my contact can see me. But I can't see myself. Only a big red bar across the pace where I should have appeared.
I have goggled to find the solution and only managed to find one where it says changing my location in my profile will resolve this problem. But this did not worked.
I tried to do a repair by going to Control Panel -- Add/Remove --- and Windows Essential as someone else suggested, which apparently will resolve this Windows Live Messenger 2009 inherent problem. BUT...when I clicked on the Change/Remove for Windows Essential, nothing happens.
I then used Revo Uninstall to delete Windows Essential and all its components. But when I tried to reinstall it again, is shows that this is already installed. But I have no icon or any link to Windows Live Messenger !
In the end I had to use the Restore to roll back to before using Revo Uninstall.
But the problem about not being able to see myself when using the webcam remains. When I use the Windows Live Messenger Audio and Video Setup from Tools, I can see myself on the webcam and everything works there.
I thought I'd give the latest update as I got this problem resolved. It seems that the suggestions to change my location in my Windows Live Messenger profile does work, after all. But it takes time for it to work after the location change is made. This could be a couple of days as in my case.
Hope this help others who are having this problem.