You probably experience a problem in your Windows camera app and then you do not know how to fix it. You do not need to worry because here we are going to give you some solutions for the problem. The problem usually happens when you use this app and then there is a message that says “We can’t find your camera” which is followed by any error code like error 0xa00f4244.
The reasons of this problem can be caused by several reasons such as the cable of the camera that is connected to motherboard might be faulty, antivirus blocking camera, or outdated camera drivers. So, how to fix it? Here are the methods.
- Activating Camera. You can go to Start and select Setting. Or you can hit Win + I key to open setting in Windows 10. After that, click on Privacy from the options Provided in the Settings Window. From the left pane, choose camera and turn it On if it is off. Close the window and launch Camera. If the camera was turned off, your problem of this error can be solved instantly.
- Change Settings in Antivirus. A lot of Antivirus have options of not permitting to use Camera because of security reasons. If you have an Antivirus, you can go to the settings and see whether by mistake you have not permitted to use your camera (webcam). If you do not find the option like that, turn off your Antivirus temporarily. Go and launch the Camera to see if the problem persist.
- Update Drivers. If your Installed Windows 10 states this error, it can means that you need new and updated Drivers for the camera. Integrated and External cameras need up to date drivers. If you have issues with integrated camera, search your manufacturer’s website for necessary drivers. You are also able to go to Device manager, then expand Imaging Devices to find your camera. Then, right click on it and click on Update Device Software. If you have issues with external camera, you can go to Device Manager, Under Sound, Video and Game Controller you are able to find your External camera. After that, right click on the name of camera and do Update Device Software. A new window will come up where you have to choose Search Automatically for updated driver software.
- Roll Back to Windows 8.1 or 7. This method is only for the users of Windows 10. If you have tried the methods above and it is still the same, then your Camera might be not compatible with Windows 10. You can roll back to your previous version of Windows and this can fix the problem of the camera. This method will work if only your camera was working perfectly and it stopped working after windows 10 upgrade.
Those are the 4 methods that you can try to solve your camera problem that is related to error code 0xa00f4244. Hopefully, these methods can really help you. Thanks for reading and have a try!