Solution The camera cannot be found with the Windows 10 error code 0xA00F4244

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If you have come to this article, you want to fix the error that says “Cannot find your camera” in Windows 10 with error code 0xA00F4244. In this post, we will try to fix this with various methods to fix the problem that we can't find your camera in Windows 10.

Note that if your laptop is MSI, Fn + F6 turns the webcam off and on.

For other laptops and PCs, it may be due to various reasons such as alterations in camera app settings or due to outdated camera drivers.



Method 1: via the settings panel

1 - Open settings pressing Windows key Y io together.

2 - Now, click on privacy.

3 - Now click on camera in the menu on the left.

4 - Now, on the right side, make sure that allow the app to use my camera hardware the option is enabled.

Note: - If it is off, please change it in, to ensure that applications can use the camera in Windows 10.

If it doesn't solve your problem, try the next solution.

Method 2: restart the camera app

1 - Open settings pressing Tasto Windows + i together.

2 - Now, click on Applications.

3 - Now click on Predefined app in the menu on the left.

4 - Now, on the right side, click on camera to expand it.

5 - Next, click Advanced options.

6 - In the next window, click Restart to reset the camera app in Windows 10.



Method 3: update the webcam driver

1- Press Windows key + R Open run command box.

2 - Now write devmgmt.msc in the text field and hit enter to open device administrator.

3 - Now once the device manager is open, click to expand cameras and locate your webcam device.

Note: - On some devices, it is below camera o Imaging devices o Sound, video and game controllers.

4 - Right click on it and select Uninstall.

5 - Now from the tabs above, click on action then click Check for hardware changes.


Method 4: Re-register the Windows Store app

1 - Open command prompt as an administrator.

2 - Now, type the command given below to re-register the Windows 10 store app.

PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$ manifest = (Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsStore) .InstallLocation + 'AppxManifest.xml'; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $ manifest}"

3 - After that, start again the system for the changes to take effect.


Method 5: reset the webcam driver

1 - Press + R open the run.

2 - Now write devmgmt.msc on it and press Enterokay.

3 - Now, right click on the webcam driver and click property.

Note that you can find out by expanding one of the three depending on your PC / laptop model.

  • Cameras
  • Sound, video and game controllers
  • imaging device

4 - Now, click on driver eyelash.

5 - Finally, click on Recoil controller.

When the rollback process is complete, that's enough start again your computer

Method 6: Troubleshoot Windows Store apps in Windows 10

1 - Open Control Panel.

2 - Now, find Troubleshooting in the search box.

3 - Click Troubleshooting.

4 - Now, from the menu on the left, click on see everything.

5 - Now from the list of troubleshooting tools, click Windows Store App.

6 - Click The next to start the troubleshooting.

Method 7: check your antivirus software

It could be a reason why your camera is not showing. It may be your antivirus blocking the camera app in Windows 10. Check the app settings of your antivirus app and see if your antivirus is blocking the camera app or not.

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