How To Fix Cannot Find Camera Error In Windows 10

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All Windows 10 computers come with the pre-installed Windows Camera app, which is capable of accessing the computer's camera (built-in and external, both). Using this app. You can capture images and videos. This is a great application to use your computer camera for various functions besides video chat. But unfortunately this app has a bug and tends to stop working sometimes. Many Windows 10 users have reported an error while trying to launch the application. The error message indicates that the camera cannot be started or is missing, along with the error code 0XA00F4244 (0X80070005). What is the reason for this error? How to solve this problem? Do not worry. We have all the answers.

This problem has, in most cases, been reported by users after updating their Windows 10. The update may be a major or just a security update. Additionally, users reported that they were able to access their computer's camera using third-party applications such as Skype, but not using the Windows Camera application. This clears the doubt about the hardware problem. So how can we fix it? Follow the methods given below to fix the problem.

Fix the error Cannot find your camera in Windows 10

Since it is clear that the problem is not with the hardware, we will have to try a few things to fix the software problem. Follow these methods one by one, until the problem is solved.

1. Disable or uninstall the antivirus (third party)

Third-party antivirus, firewall, and anti-malware applications can sometimes interfere with stock system software. This could be the reason for the error. To check if the antivirus is causing the problem, simply disable or uninstall it and restart your computer. Check if the problem is resolved. If not, follow the next method.

2. Allow applications to use the camera

In Windows 10, the user can control other applications to not use the camera. If this limitation is turned on, it could also cause the error Cannot find camera. Follow these steps to make sure applications can use the camera.

Step 1. Right-click on the file Logo on Windows o Start button and select settings.

Step 2. Gender Webcam in the search bar at the top. Please select Camera privacy settings From the results.

Step 3. Now make sure Allow apps to use my camera hardware change to NEL. If not, turn it on.

Now launch the camera app and check if the problem is solved. If not, follow the next method.

3. Reinstall the camera drivers

If none of the above methods worked for you, try this method. This is one of the simplest solutions. You simply have to uninstall the camera drivers from your computer. Don't worry, you won't have to search for camera drivers. The system will automatically install the driver after restarting the computer. Here's how to do it.

Step 1. Right-click the Windows logo or Start button and select Device administrator.

Step 2. Expand Imaging Devices or Cameras. If you can't find Imaging devices, search for Sound, video and game controllers and expand it. Right click on the camera name and select Uninstall device.

Step 3. The last step will open a dialog box. brand Remove the driver software for this device and click OK.

Step 4. Restart your computer.

The system will automatically install the camera drivers after reboot. Check if this solves the problem. If not, try the next method.

4. Reset the camera app

Follow the steps to reset the camera app.

Step 1. print Windows logo key + R to open Run.

Step 2. Copy and paste the following address into the Run dialog and press Enter.

% appdata% .. Local Packages Microsoft.WindowsCamera_8wekyb3d8bbwe LocalState

Step 3. The last step will open a folder. Here you need to delete the contents of this folder. Select all the contents of the folder by pressing Ctrl + A and then press Remove.

Step 4. Restart your computer.

This should resolve the error Cannot find your camera.


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