Recently, there are some Windows users who report that they cannot find their camera in Windows 10. This issue is called as error code 0XA00F4244. Based on the research, incompatible Imaging devices drivers are the main reason behind this issue. Some others are such as the external webcam device is not connected correctly, the Camera app is turned off or antivirus blocking. By the way how to fix error code 0XA00F4244? In this article, we are going to share some solutions to fix it.
SOLUTION 1: ENSURE THE CAMERA APP IS TURNED ON
- At the first step, you have to press Windows key and I key (Win+I) at the same time to open Settings Window.
- After that, you have to click on Privacy.
- Then, you have to click on Camera and click on the Change button.
- Make sure that the Camera for this device toggle switch is turned on.
- Also, make sure that the allow apps to access your camera toggle switch is on.
- Under “Choose which apps can access your camera,” you have to ensure that the apps you want to have access to your microphone have the toggle switch turned on.
- After doing the steps completely, apps should have access to your camera.
SOLUTION 2: DISABLE ANTIVIRUS AND FIREWALL
Start up with basic Disable Antivirus, Firewall or any third party to ensure that security software is not causing the error. Easily, you are able to right-click on the Antivirus Program icon from the system tray and choose Disable.
To disable Firewall open control panel, you are able to follow these steps below:
- Firstly, click on System and Security, then Windows Firewall.
- Then, you have to click on Windows Firewall.
- Choose Turn off Windows Firewall and restart your PC.
- Also, If you are connected to an External USB webcam, try to connect the same to the different USB port.
- Now, you have to run the Hardware and Device Troubleshooter from Control Panel > Troubleshooting > View all to locate built-in troubleshooters. To check for the faulty hardware device.
- Ensure windows have installed the latest updates. You are able to check them from settings > Update & security > windows update > check for updates.
SOLUTION 3: ROLLBACK WEBCAM DRIVER
If you notice the issue started after the recent driver update or after recently updating the camera app driver, you are able to perform the Roll back driver option to return back to the previous driver version where the camera worked correctly.
- To Perform Roll back driver option, you have to open Device manager by pressing windows + R, then type devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
- On device manager, you need to expand Imaging devices or video, sound, and game controllers or Cameras and find your webcam listed under it.
- After that, you have to click right-click on your webcam and choose Properties. Next turn to the Driver tab. If you see that Roll Back Driver option is available, simply click on it.
- Now, you are able to choose Yes to continue with the rollback and reboot your PC when the process is complete.
- After that, you need to check and open the Camera app. Wish this time starts without any error.
- For Note: Rollback Driver option only available if you recently upgraded your driver.
SOLUTION 4: REINSTALL WEBCAM DRIVER
Corrupted incompatible Driver is the primary reason behind this issue. If Roll back driver option no solves the issue or Rollback driver not available for you, now you are able to try to update, Re-install the webcam or camera device driver by following the steps below:
- At the first step, you have to press Windows Key + R. Then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.
- On Device manager, please expand Cameras.
- Then, right-click on your webcam and choose the Uninstall device.
- Afterwards, you have to restart windows to remove driver files completely.
- Now, open device manager, click on Action choose “Scan for hardware changes.
- This is going to discover and install the camera app driver.
Aside from that, you are also able to visit the Device manufacturer (Webcam manufacturer or Laptop manufacturer) site and download the latest available driver for Webcam. Then, double-click on setup.exe and follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver.
SOLUTION 5: RESET CAMERA APP TO THE DEFAULT SETUP
You are able to try resetting the Webcam app to its default setup, that may fix if the issue started due to any wrong configuration on the camera app. To Reset the Camera app, follow these steps below:
- At the first step, you have to press Windows + I key to open Settings,
- After that, click on Apps. From the left-hand menu choose Apps & features.
- Discover the Camera app in the list. Click on it and choose Advanced options.
- Now, you are able to click on Reset in order to reset the camera app to its default setup.
- Please reboot your PC to save changes and open the camera app again. We hope this time you will not get any error like Windows cannot find the camera.
SOLUTION 6: TWEAK WINDOWS REGISTRY
If all the above solutions cannot fix the camera error 0xA00F4244, tweak the windows registry to solve the issue. We suggest you backup the registry database before modifying or tweaking the windows registry.
- Firstly, you have to press Windows Key + R, type regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
- After that, navigate to the registry key.
- Please right-click on Platform, then choose New > DWORD (32-bit) value.
- Name this new DWORD as EnableFrameServerMode.
- Afterwards, you have to double click on EnableFrameServerMode and change its value to 0.
- Now, you are able to click OK and close the registry editor,
- Lastly, you only need to restart windows to take effect the changes.