Friday, January 6, 2017

Fix We can't Find your Camera Error 0xa00f4244 on windows 10

Windows 10, 8.x have a built-in camera app which is more updated with advanced features compared to previous windows version. But some times after install Recent update or after upgrade to Anniversary update windows 10 Users encounter some problems. While launching the camera app this show a error message like " We can't Find your Camera" Error 0xa00f4244. And this became unable to use.

The Full Error message would be
We can’t find your camera check to make sure that it’s connected and installed properly, that it isn’t being blocked by anti-virus software, and that your camera drivers are up to date. if you need it, here’s the error code: 0xA00F4244 (0xC00D365D5)

Basically this error happens when windows can’t detect your camera hardware. If you webcam is damaged, installed driver is not compatible with current version of windows or if installed camera driver get corrupted then Windows may show you this error message. Also Bugs in Windows 10 camera app, Conflict with other programs or services, Antivirus software that’s blocking the webcam or camera etc are the Reason behind this Error.

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There might be few more reasons but what matters is how to fix error code 0xa00f4244 in Windows 10. If you are also suffering with this error let us see how to do it.

Check camera app is turned on
starting from basic Troubleshoot First Check and make sure, the camera app is turned on or windows  have permission to run this camera app. If you have recently upgrade to Anniversary update or install latest available updates then chances are Your Camera is turned off and so you are getting error 0xa00f4244 . or Sometimes, You may prevent apps to use your camera by changing some settings on privacy setup.If it happens you may see error code after opening camera app Lets first check and Turn on the Camera App. 

First Go to Start menu and click on  Settings. Or you can press Win +I key to open up settings in windows 10. Here click on privacy. From the left pane Select Camera and click the toggle button on bellow to Let apps use my camera.

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If the camera turn off itself then after perform this your problem will be get solved. or fallow next 

Reset Camera App 

Some times during the Update install process if camera app driver get corrupted then you may face this Error 0xa00f4244. for this you have to manually Reset the Camera App. Here fallow bellow to do this.

Click on Start menu and open windows 10 settings. Now Click System > Apps & Features. Now here Look for built-in Camera app select it. you will find the Advanced option click on it.

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Here you will find the option to Reset the Camera app bellow to storage usages and app reset.

Click on Reset.

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This Will popup a message " This will permanently delete the app's data on this device, including your preferences and sign-in details." Confirm and click Reset. Now Restart the windows. 
After resetting, Reopen the camera app and see if it resolves we can’t find your camera problem.

Check Antivirus Software For blocking the camera App

Most Of times Windows Users face We can't Find your Camera Error 0xa00f4244 error due to Antivirus software is blocking, not allowing the camera app. To protect your privacy, Some antivirus programs restricts other apps from using your webcam.  You can disable the antivirus software temporarily and see if the camera works. If it works, the problem is caused by the antivirus software. If you don’t want to disable it or turn it off, in the antivirus software, you can check if there are settings related to blocking the access or permission to use the camera. If yes, change the settings.

Use Windows App Troubleshooter.

 If all of above basic methods not fix your problem, Then look for next level Troubleshooting steps. Camera is A Windows Store Related app so you can Run the Windows Store App Troubleshooter To fix All Windows Store Apps include Camera App Error. Windows app troubleshooter normally detect and fixes common app errors which can be helpful for you.

Here Fallow Bellow to Run This Troubleshooting Tool


Click on Windows 10 Start Menu, type troubleshooting and hit enter. on left to Troubleshooting windows Click on View all. look for Windows Store Apps and click on it.

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Now, Follow the on screen instructions to Find and fix Store App Errors include Camera App. If troubleshooter finds any problem in your camera app and repair it, This will also fix we can’t find camera error 0xA00F4244.

 Check for camera drivers

If you Recently upgrade to windows 10 Anniversary update then after Camera App Showing We can't Find your Camera Error 0xa00f4244 Error then it's quite obvious that you need New and Updated Drivers for your Camera. Integrated or External, Both Cameras need Up-To-Date drivers. 
you can simply Update Drivers from Device manager.

First, Open RUN by pressing Win + R, Type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter This Will open the device manager window. here on Find Imaging Devices from the driver list and expand it. Note that in Windows 10, some cameras/webcams may show up under “Sound, video and game controllers”). So if you don’t find your camera under Imaging devices, find it under “Sound, video and game controllers” Then, Right click on your webcam driver and choose Update driver software.

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Click on Search automatically for updated driver software and then follow onscreen instructions. This will find and install latest updated driver software for your camera device. after complete installation Restart your computer and open your windows camera app. If driver is the cause behind this error you cant find the error no more.

Roll Back Driver 


Sometimes, Recent update of your webcam driver may have problem or it may be incompatible with your windows version. If you face the error 0xA00F4244 after recent driver update, You may need to rollback it to previous version. To do

From device manager, Expand imaging devices like before. Now right click and select properties on the webcam driver. Then, Click on Driver tab.

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Here you will get Roll Back driver option Click on it and follow onscreen instructions. After doing it, Restart your PC and see if it fixes error 0xA00F4244.

you can also Search your manufacturer's website for necessary drivers.   

Tweak Windows Registry settings 

 If all of Above Methods fail to fix this issue making some changes on windows registry can fix this. There are a large number of users who found this helpful. To do this first open windows Registry Windows From win + R , Type regedit and hit enter key. Now Navigate to fallowing :

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows Media Foundation > Platform


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Here Right click on Platform and go to New > DWORD,  Create new DWORD file and give it value of 0.  Restart your computer and see it has fixed windows camera error 0xA00F4244.

Check If Your Webcam is Damaged:

Sometimes, Your webcam may be fully or partially damaged, It may create trouble to your camera app or other programs. so make sure your camera is physically not damaged. These are some solutions we have to fix we can’t find camera error 0xA00F4244 for windows 10. you can also check bellow video steps performed manually to fix this Error.


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