Recently, I had my computer systems re-installed after a complete power-down (loss of power to the computer as one of the circuits connecting the power charger to the computer was broken). I found that whether I'm using Skype or another webcam chat program, whenever I try to initiate the webcam chat the computer goes into the Blue Screen of Death mode. This has happened nearly a dozen times without exception. However, when the other party calls me using webcam and I answer, the computer proceeds normally but the other side cannot see me clearly - the webcam's image is grainy and often split. I'm thinking this is most likely not an issue with the webcam itself, as it does not appear to be damaged and worked properly in the past. It's just that activating the webcam somehow causes the computer to overload. I have not yet experimented with the YouTube webcam feature, so I don't know yet whether that will cause the computer to crash. Any insights on this problem?
The computer is a Dell Inspiron 11z notebook with intel i3 core processor (laptop computer).
Edited by DoesNotComputer, 27 June 2013 - 07:07 PM.