How To Fix Camera error code 0xa00f4292 in Windows 10/11

When an application is using the Camera, at times you might have come across an error message that says:


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Something went wrong, try restarting your device. If you need it, here’s the error code: 0xA00F4292

If you are wondering how to get rid of this annoying error from your system, read along. In this article, we will be discussing the different ways to resolve this issue.

Fix 1: Allow Access via Privacy Settings

Step 1: Open the Run Window. To do so, hold the keys Windows+R at the same time.

Step 2: In the Run dialog that opens, type ms-settings:privacy-webcam, and Press on the OK button

 

privacy webcam

 

Step 3: In the Settings –> Privacy –> Camera window that opens, Make sure the Camera is ON in the section Allow access to the camera on this device.

If not, Click on the Change button and toggle the button to Turn ON the Camera.

Step 4: Under the Allow apps to access your camera section, Turn the button ON

Step 5: In Choose which Microsoft Store apps can access your camera, make sure the camera is turned on for the required applications

 

Privacy Camera 1 Min

 

 

 

Step 6: Also, make sure the camera is turned ON under the section Allow desktop apps to access your camera.

 

 

Privacy 2

 

For Windows 11 Users

Make sure Camera Access is turned ON.

Also, Let apps access your camera should be turned ON.

Camera Access Min

 

Now check if the camera is working properly. If not, try the next fix.

Fix 2: Using Registry Editor

Step 1: Open the Run window by pressing the buttons Windows+r from your keyboard simultaneously

Step 2: Type regedit and press OK

 

 

Regedit In Run

 

 

NOTE: Registry editing can have an adverse effect on the system even with the slightest mistake. It is advised to take the backup of the registry before proceeding. To take a backup, In the Registry Editor–> Go to File –> Export –> Save your Backup file.

 

Step 3: In the Editor window, go to the following location,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform

 

regedit location

 

 

Step 4: Create a New DWORD 32-bit Value. Right-click anywhere on the right-hand side.

Step 5: From the Context Menu, choose New and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value

 

 

Platform

 

Step 6: Name the newly created DWORD as Enable Frame Server Mode.

 

 

Enable Frame Server Mode

 

 

Step 7: Double-click on Enable Frame Server Mode so as to modify its value. In the Edit window, set the value 0 and press Enter

 

 

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Step 8: Restart the system and check if the camera is working fine. If not, repeat the above steps. Then double-click on Enable Frame Server Mode.

In the Edit DWORD window, set the value 1 and press Enter

 

 

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Step 9: Again Restart the system and check if the camera is working without any error. If not, try the next set of fixes.

Fix 3: Press the button/switch for the camera

Some webcams come with an external switch. To make sure it is working, we have to turn it ON.

Most of the Recent HP laptops come with a camera key on leyboard. Please make sure to turn it ON. Look carefully on your keyboard and see if there are any camrea

Fix 4: Allow the Camera through the Windows Defender Firewall

Step 1: Open the Run window with the keys Windows + R

Step 2: Type control firewall.cpl, and hit Enter

 

 

control firewall

 

 

Step 3: From the left-hand side menu, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall

 

 

Allow An App Through


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Step 4: In the Allowed Apps window, locate the Camera and make sure it is Checked. Also, make sure it is checked under Private and Public columns.

 

 

allowed apps

 

 

Now, check if the Camera Starts working. If you see that the Camera is already ticked. Then follow the steps below

Step 5: In the Allowed apps window, click on Change Settings. You must be logged in as an Administrator to do this change

Step 6: Click on Allow another app button at the bottom-right corner as shown below

 

 

Allow Another Pp

 

 

Step 7: Add an app window opens, click on Browse

 

Browse

 

Step 8: Navigate to the location C:\Windows\System32 

Step 9: In the search bar, type camera and hit Enter

Step 10: Click on CameraSettingsUIHost.exe and Press the Open button

 

 

Serach Camera

 

 

Step 11: In Add an app window, click on the Add button as shown below

 

Add

 

 

Step 12: In the appearing window, Make sure Camera Settings UI Host is checked. Also, make sure that the Private and Public columns are also ticked. Finally, click on the OK button.

 

 

Final Settings

 

With these changes in place, check if the camera works properly. If not, try the next fix

Fix 5: Allow the Camera through the Antivirus program

If there are any other antivirus programs in the system, allow the camera through that Antivirus Program and check if it works.

Fix 6: Close all the programs running the camera in the background

Step 1: Press CTRL + SHIFT + Esc keys together to open Task manager.

Step 2: From the task manager window, identify the apps that are running the camera in the background, right-click on the app, and select End task from the menu

 

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Now check if the issue has resolved and the camera is working. If not, try the next fix.

Fix 7: Delete the Camera Roll Folder

Many users have reported that deleting the Camera Roll folder worked for them. To do so,

Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+E at the same time to open the Explorer window

Step 2: Click on Pictures

Step 3: Click on the Camera Roll Folder and delete that folder using Ctrl+D from your keyboard.

 

 

Camera Roll

 

 

Step 4: The Delete confirmation Dialog pops up, click on Yes

 

 

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Step 5: Restart your System

With this fix, check if the camera is working. If not try the next fix.

Fix 8: Using Device Manager update the Camera Driver

Step 1: Open the Run Window with the keys Windows+r

Step 2: Enter devmgmt.msc, and press OK

 

Devmgmt

 

 

Step 3: From the device manager window, Double click on Cameras to expand the selection. Under Camera, right-click on the camera name. For Example, HP Truevision HD in this case.

 

 

Device manager camera

 

 

Step 4: In the Update Drivers window, click on Search automatically for drivers

 

 

Update Drivers

 

Step 5: If any updated version of the driver is found, you will be notified and you can update the driver.

Once, the driver is up to date, check if the camera is working correctly. If not try the next fix.

Fix 9: Run the Windows Troubleshooter for Hardware and Devices

If there are any issues related to Power System within the Operating system, running the Troubleshooter for Power might help. The steps to be followed are listed below:

Step 1: Open the Run Dialog in your System, holding the Shortcut keys Windows+r

Step 2: In the appearing window, type the command msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic and just click on OK

 

 

msdt device diagnostic

 

Step 3: In the Hardware and Devices window, click on the Next button to run the troubleshooter.

 

 

Hardware and devices

 

 

Once the problems are detected, the system notifies if any actions are to be taken. Do the needful and check if the camera works. If it does not, there is nothing to worry about. Please try the other fixes listed below.

 

Fix 10: Reset the Camera Application

Step 1: Open the Run Dialog. Press the keys Windows+r simultaneously

Step 2: In the Run Dialog, enter ms-settings:appsfeatures, and Press Enter

 

 

ms-settings:appsfeatures

 

 

Step 3: In the appearing window, locate the Camera app and click on it.

 

 

locate camera

 

 

Step 4: Choose Advanced options as shown below

 

 

Advanced Options

 

 

Step 5: In the window that appears, scroll down to locate the Reset section. Click on the Reset button

 

 

click on reset

 

Now, try opening the camera and check if the issue has resolved. If not, try the next fix.

For Windows 11 Users

Step 1: Open the Run Dialog. Press the keys Windows+r simultaneously


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Step 2: In the Run Dialog, enter ms-settings:appsfeatures, and Press Enter

 

 

ms-settings:appsfeatures

 

Step 3: Search camera in search box, Click on 3 vertical dots in right of the search result.

Step 4: Now, Click on Advanced options.

 

Reset Camera Min

 

Step 5: Bow, Click on reset to reset camera

 

Reset Camera 1 Min

 

 

Fix 11: Delete and Reinstall the Camera Application

Step 1: Hold the keys Windows+r and open the Run dialog

Step 2: Type powershell and press the keys Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the Command Prompt window with the admin rights.

 

 

Powershell

 

 

Step 3: In the UAC prompt that shows up, click on Yes

Step 4: In order to Uninstall the application run the below command and hit Enter 

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Remove-AppxPackage

 

 

uninstall in powershell

 

 

Step 5: Now, we have to re-install the application back to the system. To do so run the below command. Please make sure to press Enter key after the command.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

 

 

reinstall camera

 

 

Now check if the Camera is working. If not, try the next fix listed below.

Fix 12: Uninstall and Reinstall the Camera Driver from Device Manager

Step 1: Open Device Manager(Refer Steps 1, 2 from Fix 9)

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, click on the arrow mark next to Camera in order to expand the selection.

Step 3: Right-Click on the Name of your camera. In this case, HP Truevision HD. Choose Uninstall Device from the Context menu.

 

 

Uninstall Device

 

 

Step 4: In the Uninstall device window, click on the Uninstall button.

 

 

Uninstall Confirmation

 

 

Step 5: Restart the system. Windows will attempt to reinstall the drivers.

Step 6: In the device Manager wind0w, if you cannot see the camera drivers listed, right-click on Cameras and choose Scan for hardware changes

 

 

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Step 7: You can notice that the drivers are reinstalled.

Check if the Camera is working as expected. If not, try the next fix.

Fix 13: Manually install the Camera Drivers

In some cases, it is noticed that installing the drivers directly from the manufacturer’s page has helped. To do so,

Step 1: Go to the manufacturer’s page. In this case, it is HP Truevision. So we go here

Step 2: Download the required Driver

Step 3: Run the .exe file that is downloaded to the system by double-clicking on it.

Check if this fixes the issue, If not try the next fix.

Fix 14: Uninstall and Reinstall the Display Driver from Device Manager

Many users have seen that the issue resolves when the display driver is deleted and reinstalled. To do so,

Step 1: Open Device Manager(Refer Steps 1, 2 from Fix 9)

Step 2: In the Device Manager window, click on the arrow mark next to Display Adapter in order to expand the selection.

Step 3: Right-Click on the Display Adapter. Choose Uninstall Device from the Context menu.

NOTE: This step has to be repeated for all the display drivers listed

 

 

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Step 4: Close the Device Manager window and re-open it.

STep 5: In the device Manager wind0w, right-click on Display Adapter and choose Scan for hardware changes

 

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Step 5: You can see that the Drivers are re-installed.Check if this fixes the issue.

Step 6: If the issue still exists, Update the Display Drivers.

Right-click on the Display driver and click on Update Driver

 

 

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Step 7: In the appearing window, Choose Search automatically for drivers

 

 

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Step 8: If the drivers are not up to date, you will be notified and you can update the drivers.

Check if this resolves the issues. If not, just try the next fix

 

Fix 15: Run Troubleshoot Compatibility

Step 1: In the search bar next to the Start button Type Camera 

Step 2: In the Pop-Up window, you can see the Driver software associated with the Camera in the system. In this case, for HP TrueVision Camera it is Cyberlink Youcam.

Step 3: Right-click on it and choose Open File Location.

 

 

Cyberlink You Cam

 

 

Step 4: In the windows that openup, right-click on the Shortcut icon and select Open File Location from the Context Menu

 

 

right-click on Shortcut

 

Step 5: In the location that opens, right-click on the Application file(.exe) and Choose Troubleshoot Compatibility

 

 

Troubleshoot Compatibility

 

 

Step 6: In the Program Troubleshoot Compatibility window, click on Try recommended settings.

 

 

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Step 7: In the window, the problems are detected and fixed.


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Now, check if the camera is working properly. If not, try the next one.

Fix 16: Repair Windows image

Step 1: Open Run Dialog. Use the shortcut Window+r

Step 2: In the Dialog, type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter

 

 

Cmd

 

 

Step 3: In the command prompt window that opens, Enter the following commands. Please don’t forget to hit Enter after each command.

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

sfc /SCANNOW

 

Step 4: Restart your system and check if the Camera works fine.

If not, try the next fix.

Fix 17: Reset the Windows

Step 1: Hold Windows+R and open the Run Dialog

Step 2: Type ms-settings:recovery  and hit Enter

 

 

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Step 3: In the Settings –> Update & Security –> Recovery window that opens, Under the Reset this PC section, click on Get Started button.

 

 

Rsest this PC

 

 

Step 4: In the Reset this PC window that opens, click on Keep my Files.

 

 

Keep my Files

 

 

Step 5: Follow the instructions as shown in the window and do the needful. Once, the PC is Reset, Check if the Camera starts working. If not try the next fix.

Fix 18: Update your Windows

Having your Windows Operating System up-to-date alone can fix almost all of your windows related issues. Please check if there are any new windows updates related to the camera and if found, install them to try and fix your issue.

Step 1: Open the Run Dialog and type ms-settings:windowsupdate and hit Enter.

 

 

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Step 2: In the window that opens, click on Check for updates.

 

 

2 Check Windows Updates

 

 

Step 3: Windows will now check for any new updates. If any new updates are found, those will be downloaded and installed.

Step 4: Click on the Restart now button for the changes to take over. Check if your problem is resolved or not once the system restarts.

 

 

4 Windows Update Restart Now

 

 

If this fix does not fix your problem. Try the next fix.

Fix 19: Revert Windows to Previous Update Version

At times, some new updates might have caused the issue. To check if that is the case, one can simply opt to remove the changes made by the latest update.

Step 1: Open Settings–> Update and Security –> Window Update window .(Refer Step 1, from Fix 20)

Step 2: Scroll-down and click on View Update history

 

 

View update history

 

 

Step 3: In the appearing window, Check if there were any updates to the Camera app under the Update history section.

Step 4: Click on Uninstall updates

 

 

Uninstall Updates

 

Step 5: In the Window that opens, a list of updates that are installed in the system will be shown.

Step 6: Right-click on the required update and choose Uninstall.

 

 

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Check if the camera works fine. If not try the next fix.

Fix 20: Try Power Reset/Hard Reset

If none of the above fixes worked, force the system to detect the camera in the system by Hard reset. To do follow the below steps very carefully.

  1. Shut Down your system
  2. Remove all the peripherals and the charger connected to the system
  3. Close the flip of your laptop and turn the laptop to locate the battery
  4. Remove the battery from its compartment
  5. Press the Power button on your laptop for 15 secs.
  6. Insert the battery back in its compartment
  7. Plug the charger back to the system. None of the peripherals must be plugged.
  8. Power On the system.
  9. In case you see the start-up menu while turning the system ON, click on the Start Windows Normally option
  10. Add all the peripherals required

Now, check if the Camera is detected in the Device Manager. If yes, check if it works as expected.

If none of the above fixes worked, there might be an issue with the hardware.

 

That’s All. We hope this post has been informative and has helped you solve the issue. Kindly comment and let us know which of the above fixes helped in your case. Thank you for Reading.

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