Have you checked to make sure your webcam is being recognized by Windows Live Messenger? When you say that you have AOL, are you speaking to your actual service provider (like you sign-in to AOL to access the internet) or your IM provider (like you use AOL Instant Messenger).

If you?re in Windows Live Messenger, you can try using the Help menu, or I?d suggest checking out the Messenger Support Space (http://messenger-support.spaces.live.com/) for more info.

Cheers,
Ron
Windows Outreach Team