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We can’t find your camera error code 0xa00f4244 (0xC00DABE0)

Getting Error we can’t find your camera error code 0xa00f4244 (0xC00DABE0) or  “something went wrong to make sure your camera is connected and not being used by another app” While open Webcam/camera app on windows 10. Or After Recent windows 10 Upgrade windows 10 fails to open camera app with error code 0xa00f4244(0xc00dabe0). The common cause for this error might be antivirus software blocking the webcam or camera. Or it would be a webcam driver issue, may the driver get corrupted, outdated, or incompatible with the current windows version. Here are some effective solutions to fix :

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 (0xC00DABE0). 
And some time The error code could be 0xa00f4244(0xc00d36d5).

Fix windows Camera error code 0xa00f4244 (0xC00DABE0)

Start with basic first Disable Antivirus, Firewall, or any third party to make sure security software not causing the issue. Simply Right-click on the Antivirus Program icon from the system tray and select Disable. To disable Firewall open the control panel ->  System and Security -> Windows Firewall -> on the left window pane click on Turn Windows Firewall on or off. and select Turn off Windows Firewall and restart your PC.

Also If you are connected to an External USB webcam, Then try to connect the same to the different USB ports.

Run the Hardware and Device Troubleshooter from Settings -> Update & Security -> Troubleshooting -> under find and fix other problems click on hardware devices and run the troubleshooter To check for the faulty hardware device.

Make sure windows have installed the latest updates.  You can check them from settings -> Update & security -> windows update -> check for updates.

Make sure that apps are allowed to use your computer’s camera

If due to any reason previously you have disabled windows Apps/ Background running apps. and having apps’ access to your camera restricted can also lead to the camera error code 0xa00f4244(0xc00dabe0). We recommend checking and make sure that apps are allowed to access and use your computer’s camera.

Open Settings -> privacy From the left-hand menu select Camera. Here Make sure the toggle below the Camera which says “Let apps use my camera hardware” is turned ON. Close Settings and reboot your PC to save changes.

Let apps use my camera hardware” is turned ON

Reset Camera App to Default setup

Reset the Webcam app to its default setup, Which may fix if the problem started due to any wrong configuration on the camera app. To do this  Open the Settings app. Navigate to Apps > Apps & features. Look for the Camera app entry and click on the same to see Advanced options click on it.  Click the Reset button. When you see the confirmation flyout, click the Reset button to reset the Camera app to its default setup.

Reset windows 10 camera app

Roll Back Webcam Driver

If the problem started after a recent driver upgrade, Or windows 10 upgrade we recommend first try to Rollback your webcam Driver to the previous version To do this Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc, and hit enter key To open the Device Manager window. Now Expand Imaging devices or Sound, video, and game controllers or Cameras and find your webcam listed under it.

Then Right-click on your webcam and select Properties. Move to the Driver tab, select Roll Back Driver, and then choose Yes. (Note that some drivers don’t provide a rollback option.)  Select Yes to continue with the rollback and reboot your PC once the process is complete. After that check and open the Camera app hope this time starts without any error.

rollback camera app driver

Uninstall your webcam driver and scan for hardware changes

If the Rollback driver option does no fixes the problem or the Rollback driver is not available for you. Then try to update, Re-install the webcam/camera device driver by following steps.

Open Device Manager, press and hold (or right-click) your webcam, and then select Properties. Select the Driver tab, select Uninstall Delete the driver software for this device,  then select OK and Restart windows

uninstall webcam on windows 10

On next start again open Device Manager, on the Action menu, select Scan for hardware changes. Wait for it to scan and reinstall updated drivers, restart your PC, and then try opening the Camera app again.

If your webcam still doesn’t work, visit the Device manufacturer (Webcam manufacturer or Laptop manufacturer) website and download the latest available driver for Webcam. Then double-click on setup.exe and follow on-screen instructions to install the driver. Or looking for help on the webcam manufacturer’s website.

Tweak Windows Registry Editor

Also, you can tweak the Windows registry editor to fix windows webcam problems/errors. Simply press Windows Key + R type Regedit and hit Enter to open Registry Editor. First backup registry database and, Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform

Right-click on Platform then select New > DWORD (32-bit) value. And name this new DWORD as EnableFrameServerMode. Double click on EnableFrameServerMode and change its value to 0. Click OK and close the registry editor, Restart windows to take effect the changes.

registry tweak to fix camera error on win 10

These are some most effective solutions to fix windows 10 webcam related problems such as we can’t find your camera error code 0xa00f4244 (0xC00DABE0), 0xa00f4244(0xc00d36d5) etc. I am sure applying these solutions back your webcam to the normal working stage. Still, have any query, suggestion feel free to discuss them in the comments below.

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