Easily Fix Camera Error Code 0xA00F4244 in Windows 10

When you open the camera app in Windows 10, you get an error message saying: “We can’t find your camera. Check to be sure it’s connected and installed properly, that it isn’t being blocked by antivirus software, and that your camera drivers are up to date. If you need it, here’s the error code: 0xA00F4244 (xxxxx)”. Below is how to fix this error.

I’ve included five methods below for you to fix the 0xA00F4244 error. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

Method 1: Ensure the camera app is turned on
Method 2: Activate the camera
Method 3: Reset the camera app
Method 4: Update the camera drivers
Method 5: Install the latest pending Windows updates


Method 1: Ensure the camera app is turned on

The camera application is turned on by default in Windows 10. But it’s still possible it’s turned off by accident. So the first thing you should do is to check the camera app settings and ensure the app is turned on

Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+I (the Windows logo key and the I key) to open the Settings window.

2) Click on Privacy.

open the privacy window

3) In the left pane, select Camera. Then in the right pane, under Allow apps to access your camera, ensure the setting is set to On.

ensure allow apps to access your camera is on

4) Under Choose which Microsoft Store apps can access your camera, ensure the setting next to Camera is On.

ensure camera is on

5) If both settings are On, check to see if you can use the camera without the error message.


Method 2: Activate the camera

For some computers/laptops, the camera can be disabled by default. To use the camera, you’ll need to activate the camera manually.

Usually, you can use the function key combination to activate the camera manually. Regarding what key combination you can use, it depends on your computer brand and model.

Two common scenarios:

If you see a Camera logo key on your keyboard, you can press Win+Camera (the Windows logo key and the Camera logo key) at the same time to activate the camera.

If you’re using an MSI computer, you can use Fn+F6 to activate the camera.

Tips: If you have no idea what function keys you should use, you can check your computer’s manual.


Method 3: Reset the camera app

To fix the 0xa00f4244 error in Windows 10, you can try resetting the camera app. To do so:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+I (the Windows logo key and the I key) to open the Settings window.

2) Click on Apps.

open the apps window

3) In the right pane, click on Apps & features. Then in the right pane, click on the Camera app, and click on Advanced options.

open camera advanced options

4) Scroll down and click the Reset button.

reset the camera

5) After the process finishes, close the Settings window, and check to see if you can use the camera without the problem.


Method 4: Update the camera drivers

The camera error code 0xa00f4244 can be caused by missing or outdated camera drivers. To fix the problem, you can try to update the camera driver.

To update the camera driver manually, you can google your computer’s name and go to the SUPPORT page where you can download the drivers.

Updating drivers manually can take time. To save more time, you can update the camera driver automatically with Driver Booster. Here’s how to do it:

1) Download and install Driver Booster on your computer.

2) Launch it and click SCAN to scan your computer to detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the camera driver to update the driver.

4) After updating the driver, check to see if your camera works.


Method 5: Install the latest pending Windows updates

In some cases, the 0xa00f4244 error can be caused by Windows 10 bugs. So the last method you can try is to install the latest pending Windows updates.

Follow these steps:

1) Open the Settings window again.

2) Click on Update & Security.

open update and security window

3) In the left pane, click on Windows Update. Then in the right pane, click on Check for updates. The update process can take a few minutes. Just wait until the updates are installed completely.

install windows update

4) After the updates are installed, restart your computer and check to see if the error is resolved.

Hopefully you find the article helpful. Feel free to drop a comment below if you have any questions.

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