Many users report that they were unable to start the built-in webcam after the Windows 10 update. The built-in webcam is a critical piece of hardware for some people who have daily video conference meetings with colleagues.
Mostly this type of error occurs due to faulty or missing webcam driver. Here, we've put together some solutions to help you wake up your built-in webcam.
Method 1 Adjust the privacy settings of the camera-
Allowing applications to access the camera can solve this problem.
1. Digita “Camera privacy settingsA Look for the box next to the Windows icon.
2. Now click on "Camera privacy settings“In the high search result.
3. Low "Allow access to the camera on this device ', click on"Modify".
4. Turn the "Access the camera for this device '" buttonIn".
5. Scroll down to settings, turn the 'Allow apps to access your "setting" cameraIn".
6. Similarly, scroll down and change "Allow desktop applications to access your camera" configuration a "In".
Close window settings. Check if you can use the webcam or not.
Method 2 Edit Registry -
Changing some registry keys on your computer can fix this problem.
However, before proceeding to the main process, we strongly recommend that you create a registry backup on your computer. After opening the Registry Editor, click on "archive">"Export“To create the backup.
If something goes wrong, you can recover the log by simply importing the backup.
1. Click Search box and then type "regedit".
2. Now click on "Registry Editor“From the search results to open it on your computer.
3 inch Registry Editor window, on the left side, go to this location-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Media FoundationPlatform
4. On the right side of Registry Editor, right-click in space and then click "New>"And then click"Valore DWORD (32 bit)".
5. Now the right mouse button in the "New value no. 1"And then click"Rename".
6. Set the name as "EnableFrameServerMode".
7. Now, double click on him "EnableFrameServerMode“To change it.
8. Make sure the 'Value data:' is set for "0".
9. Click on 'ok“To save the changes.
(ONLY FOR 64-bit USERS)
If you are using 64-bit Windows, you should also follow these steps.
1 inch Registry Editor window, on the left side, go to this location-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindows Media FoundationPlatform
2. On the right side of Registry Editor, right-click in space and then click "New>"And then click"Valore DWORD (32 bit)".
3. Set the new key name as "EnableFrameServerMode".
4. Now, double click on him "EnableFrameServerMode“To change it.
5. Make sure that "Value data: 'is set for"0".
6. Click on 'ok“To save the changes.
Close Registry Editor window. Restart your computer.
After restarting the computer, the webcam will work correctly.
Method 3 - Reinstall the driver
If the device driver is faulty, it is the cause of the integrated webcam not working. We will uninstall your driver from the computer to remove the faulty driver.
STEP 1 - Right-click on the file Home and select Device administrator. The Device Manager window will open.
STEP 2: Locate the camera device in the device list, it should be under Camera or Imaging devices. Right-click on it and select Uninstall device.
STEP 3 - Click Uninstall to confirm.
Now, Restart your computer and it will automatically install the built-in webcam driver again. This method will likely fix your problem if you have faulty drivers.
Method 4: disable and enable the device
Sometimes simple things work even in big trouble. If the error is not resolved by updating the drivers, try disabling and enabling it. Follow these steps to do the same.
STEP 1 - Right-click on the file Home and select Device administrator.
STEP 2: Find your device in the Device Manager list. Right-click on it and select deactivate device.
Note: - If it appears disabled, enable it and you are good to go. Your problem will be solved. If not, follow the steps below.
STEP 3 - Click Yup to confirm.
STEP 4 - Wait a minute and select again Enable Device.
Check now if the webcam is working or not. Otherwise, restarting your PC is the only option for you.
Method 5 - Manually update the drivers
If reinstalling the drivers did not work, you need to update the current drivers to the latest version. Visit your PC manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers for your model's built-in webcam. Make sure you download the drivers for Windows 10.
If the manufacturer hasn't released specific drivers for Windows 10, you can download them for Windows 8 or Windows 7 as well.
Extract the downloaded file if it is in Zip format and find the EXE file. Open the file and follow the installation wizard instructions.
After a successful update, the controller checks whether the error is resolved or not.
Method 6: restart your PC
If none of the above methods worked for you, restarting your PC is the last option for you. The reset will uninstall Windows from your PC and install it again. All your programs are also uninstalled, but with that all errors are gone too. You can also choose to keep your files safe. Follow the steps below to reset your PC.
STEP 1 - Press windows Y io at the same time, it will open the file settings window. To choose Update and security from the main menu.
STEP 2: Select Recovery from the left menu and click the Start button under Reset this PC.
STEP 3 - Choose the Keep my files option. Your PC will enter reboot mode.
Plug in the power if you have a laptop and wait for the restart to complete. Your built-in webcam will start working after restarting your computer.