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Lifecam.exe fails on initialization

Q: Lifecam.exe fails on initialization

Not sure when but suddenly Lifecam.exe fails to start. Any ideas what may be the cause?

Faulting application name: LifeCam.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4cfea77f
Faulting module name:, version: 2.0.50727.5456, time stamp: 0x4ef6caea
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00141863
Faulting process id: 0x1bec
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd42cc4a64645c
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeCam.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_32\System\ce9ff6baf9053ed2ed673d948179195c\
Report Id: 8a50be23-aebf-11e1-b6d6-0026b9e9f462

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A: Lifecam.exe fails on initialization

Since this issue occurred recently, I suggest you try system restore to go back to a previous good time point firstly.
Also, try to refer to the following article to troubleshoot this issue:
Resolve compatibility issues between LifeCam and other programs Zhao

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We would need the model number to tell you a reason to why it is not working, and if there is a fix.. If there is no supported driver for windows7, you may need to attempt to use a Windows Vista driver and run it in compatibility mode.

If these options are not possible, you may have to purchase a new one.

Please reply back with the model of the webcam.
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On Vista; disable IPv6; No one needs it!
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Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet

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Actually, your PC isn't working. I suspect the monitor is fine.

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If you have changed the power supply since the incident then it sounds to me like you have damaged the motherboard - if you have removed all unesacery components (ram, hard drive, cd rom etc) and it still will not show any output to screen, then this is most probably the case.

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Microsoft's official position is that the operating system dies with the motherboard.
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Other causes:
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check out the beep codes :

go to this link and get 'everest home' then check temps etc then you can fill in your specs too for someone to check them out: :wave:
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:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

Have you installed the OS on the drive, or haven't you come that far yet?

Since you're using a SATA disk, there won't be a primary master (unless you hook up the optical drives on that channel), so it would seem the bios is getting confused.
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Daranhatu said:

known bad memory to corrupt a Windows install,Click to expand...

I have

Daranhatu said:

much less produce such garbled video.Click to expand...

Well considering onboard video draws from system say it could.

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your problem is almost certainly caused by faulty ram.

The fact that memtest86+ is reporting ram errors, means your ram is bad.

One of your minidumps crashes with memory corruption.

Try one new stick of ram, and test your system.

The other three minidumps crash with Windows system file errors, but this can be attributed to faulty ram.

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Turning off the live updates can sometimes solve this. Otherwise try using a different security product.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Welcome to TechSpot

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For PC based alternative install versions, the filenames are:


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If you can boot into safe mode, can you get to safe mode networking?

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