Fix We can’t find your camera in Windows 10 error code 0xA00F4244

If you have landed to this article that , you want to fix the error saying “We can’t find your camera” in Windows 10 with error code 0xA00F4244. In this post we will try to fix this problem by several methods to get rid of the problem we can’t find your camera in windows 10.


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Fix We Can Not Find Your Camera 0xa00f4244 In Windows 10 Solution

 

Note that, if your Laptop is MSI ,Fn+F6 switches your webcam off and on. For some other Laptops / PC, there is a camera ON/OFF switch or camera key. Look closely in the keyboard or laptop body.

For other laptops and PC, it may be due to several reasons,  such as , alterations in camera app settings or due to outdated camera drivers.So, lets try to fix this.

Method 1  – Through Settings pane

1 – Open settings by pressing windows key and i together.

2 – Now, click on privacy.

 

Privacy Windows 10 Settings

 

 

3 – Now, click on camera from the left side Menu.

4 – Now, in the right side, Make sure that let app use my camera hardware option is turned on.

 

Camera Lets App Use Camera Windows 10

 

Note: – If it is turned off , just toggle it on,  to make sure apps can use your camera in windows 10.

If it is turned off, just turn it off once and then turn it on again.


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If it does not solve your problem, try next solution given.

Method 2 – By Resetting the Camera App

1 – Open settings by pressing Windows key + i together.

2 – Now, Click on Apps.

 

Apps Windows 10 Settings

3 – Now, click on Default apps from the left menu.

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

5 – After that, click on advanced options.

 

Apps Features Settings Windows 10 Camera Advanced Options

 

 

 

6 – In the next window, click on reset button to reset Camera App in Windows 10.

 

Camera Reset Windows 10

Method 3 – Update webcam driver

1- Press Windows key + R to open run command box.

2 – Now, type devmgmt.msc in the text field and hit enter to open device manager.

 

Device Manager Run Open

 

3 – Now, once the device manager opens up,  click to Expand cameras and locate your webcam device.

Note: – On some devices its located under Camera or imaging devices or   Sound, video and game controllers.

If its not visible, just click on View and then click on show hidden devices.

Show Hidden Devices Min

4 – Now, Locate your camera and Right click on it and select Update driver.

Camera Update Driver Min

5 – Now from the top tabs , just click on action and then click on Scan for hardware changes.

Search Automatically Device Manager Min Min

 

6 – Now, let windows update the driver automatically using internet.

 

 

Method 4 – Re Register Windows store app

1 – Open command prompt as administrator.

2 – Now, write the command given below to re register windows 10 store app.

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

3 – After that , restart your system for changes to come into effect.

Method 5 – Roll back your Webcam driver

1 – Press W + R to open run.

2 – Now, write devmgmt.msc in it and press enter.

3 – Now, right click on your webcam driver and click on properties.

Note that it can be found out by expanding any one of the three depending upon your PC/ Laptop model.

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

4 – Now, click on driver tab.

5 – Finally , click on Roll Back driver.

 

Roll Back Driver

After the rollback process gets completed, just restart your PC

Method 6 – Troubleshoot Windows store Apps in Windows 10

1 – Open control panel.

2 – Now, search Troubleshooting in the search box.

3 – Click on Troubleshooting.

 

Troubleshooting Windows 10

 


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4 – Now, from the left menu, click on view all.

 

View All Troubleshooters Windows 10

 

 

 

5 – Now, from the troubleshooters list, Click on Windows store apps.

 


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Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

 

 

 

6 – Click on next button to start troubleshooting.

 

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter 1

 

Method 7 – Check your antivirus software

It may be a reason for your camera not showing up. May be your antivirus blocking the camera app on windows 10. Just check the settings of your antivirus app and look that, is your antivirus blocking camera app or not.

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20 thoughts on “Fix We can’t find your camera in Windows 10 error code 0xA00F4244”

  1. Thank you! MS support couldn’t get my camera working then I used your step 4 and it’s back after days of problems

  2. Thanks so much. I have an msi laptop and I’d not heard of the fn+f6 combination. This was driving me mad. You’re a life saver!

  3. Dear Admin,
    Thank you for posting all the steps to try to fix this problem.
    I basically followed every steps and I still cannot solve this issue. The problem is that I cannot click f8 ,my laptop is very new only two month a go.
    Could you shade some light what else I could possibly do?
    Thank you,
    Sincerely,
    fahumy

  4. Full message: I’m getting “We can’t find your camera”, “error code 0xA00F4244<NoCamerasAreAttached"

  5. Same problem some others are having, We can’t find your camera, error code 0xA00F4244<NoCamerasAreAttached. This is first time using Zoom since a large Windows over the weekend.

  6. even me also have the same issue 0xa00f4244 NoCamerasAreAttached. I have tried every possible trouble shooting from my end but same error showing . I fed up with the system Lenovo G50 70 windows 10 all the latest updates are done.

  7. stupid of me. i’ve been through all the recommended troubleshooting but it was actually just a keyboard shortcut to ON my camera ( FN + F5) and problem solved

  8. OMG you saved me!!
    I was in despair for 2 days trying to fix this on my brand new computer by checking updates, drivers, rebooting, and your first sentence about MSI computers and the shortcut did it. I can’t believe it was JUST a keyboard shortcut.

    Thank you stranger :DDDD
    Have a lovely day

  9. Having the same issue…tried all the steps…worked fine on Monday..now on Wednesday, can’t find…
    LarryC

  10. Hi,
    I’m having the same problem. Have run through all the steps but no luck. It’s the same for my microphone too. Webcam was working 3 weeks ago but suddenly stopped working. It blinks for a second when launching the app and stops. Any help would be appreciated.

  11. Same here….I have spent countless hours trying to fix this this Camera App.
    I was able to use it for a Zoom meeting only 3 weeks ago. It kept turning off after a few minutes.
    Now it won’t even find a camera.
    Agh!!!

  12. Same issue here. Have tried all steps a few times, with no luck. Today the camera flashed on screen for about 2 seconds, then disappeared “can’t find” again.

  13. Hello,
    I’m having the same problem too. Have run through all the steps as well. It’s the same for my microphone too.
    Thank you.

  14. I am having the same problem as Chenni
    The camera app won’t uninstall, the antivirus isn’t the issue… I’ve run through every step as well. Still can’t find the camera.
    Thanks,
    KP

  15. Dear Admin,
    Thank you for posting all the steps to try to fix this problem.
    I basically followed every steps and I still cannot solve this issue. The problem is that I cannot even uninstall the Camera app. There is a web camera for sure, I can see it, but my computer just keep showing me this message cannot find camera.
    Could you shade some light what else I could possibly do?
    Thank you,
    Sincerely,
    Chenni

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