How to Fix Webcam/Camera on Windows 10 (4 Easy Solutions)

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Your webcam is not working?

Are you looking for the ultimate fix to solve your Windows 10 camera problems?

In this easy tutorial, you will learn four ways to fix the webcam on Windows 10.

The first method is using the Settings app, the second with the help of the Device Manager, the third with the Command Prompt, and the fourth using the Registry Editor.

Let’s go!

Fix Webcam on Windows 10 the Easy Way

Check Windows 10 Settings App to Fix Webcam

Open your Settings app using the Windows+I keyboard shortcut, click on “Privacy“”.

Open the “Camera” page, and make sure you are allowing apps to access the camera.

Uninstall Camera in Device Manager for Easy Fix

Right-click on the Start icon and choose “Device Manager“, you can open this menu also using the Windows+X keyboard shortcut.

Open the “Imaging devices” to show your webcam. Right-click on your webcam and choose “Uninstall device“.

Don’t delete the driver software, just click “Uninstall“.

Go to the “Action” menu and click “Scan for hardware changes“.

This will reinstall the webcam drivers and should fix the problem.

Wait for a couple of seconds…

Use Command Prompt to Fix Webcam

Open the Command Prompt as administrator from the Start menu.

Run the following commands:

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Fix Webcam Using Registry Editor

Open Run prompt using the Windows+R keyboard shortcut, type in regedit and hit Enter.

Navigate to this path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform

Right-click on the right side and choose “New” > “DWORD (32-bit) Value” and name it EnableFrameServerMode.

Double-click on “EnableFrameServerMode” and make sure its value is 0. Click “OK“.

Open Your Camera App to Check

Open the Camera app from Start.

Your webcam should be working now!

If you have any questions or your webcam still is not working on your PC then leave a comment below ;)

Thanks for sharing and see you in the next tutorial.

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  • akshat chawla says:

    Hope you are doing well in this pandemic. i read ur article but i cant fix the issue regarding my camera so please share another solution to fix the issue
    akshat chawla
    resonance international

  • Katana says:

    My Camera is still not working. Gives me the following error message:
    Windows Camera app error code 0xA00F4244


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