Windows users were reported camera app made buggy after upgrade or update windows 10 anniversary update. People are facing problem on launch camera app, Auto crash or Showing error in place of picture, Popup message with text “Something went wrong”, “Camera app not working in windows 10”, “Can not start camera with error code 0xA00F4244 or 0x200F4244”. On windows upgrade you must update existing installed Drivers that’s important to update. Due to outdated sound driver I faced sound not working on windows 10.
There are many ways on troubleshoot problem and find the reasons of camera problems.
Troubleshoot: Camera app not working in windows 10 laptop, Desktop
Give Permission to Camera app for access Pictures
Open File Explorer > Pictures from right pane > Right click on Camera roll folder > Properties > Security > Select User name > Edit permission > Full control > Ok.
Enable Camera app Privacy
Click on Start Menu > Settings > Privacy > Camera and Enable apps use my camera.
Auto Detect or Repair with tools
Use built in Disk Cleanup tools or Reimagereapair is great windows PC repair tools. Auto fixes your camera app problem.
Webcam not detecting in windows 10 camera app or Windows 8 – Windows 7
Check for Webcam Driver update
Driver update is very quick and easy solution for fix most common problems. Follow the guide,
Go to the Start button > Search Device manager. Open device manager from search result.
Check your webcam is showing under “Imagine Device” or “Sound, Video and game controller”.
Right click on the name of webcam, Open properties.
From top, go to the Driver tab. Under the Driver details section > Check file name with “stream.sys”.
Don’t find stream.sys file then Follow the next roll back Webcam Driver process.
Roll Back Webcam Driver
Follow the Same steps above Device Manager > Right Click on name of Webcam.
Under Driver tab > Choose Roll Back Driver > Go for Yes.
Wait for complete setup, and then restart your PC.
Still are you getting error in roll back, Apply Next third step
Uninstall Webcam Driver
From Device Manage > Right click on Camera name > Properties.
Choose Driver tab > Uninstall > Deleted Driver software for device.
Action Menu in Device manager, select Scan for hardware changes.
It will take time depends on required drivers, Restart PC.
Still not working, contact manufacturer’s website
Above all are the possible troubleshooter guides on pre installed Camera app not working in windows 10, External Webcam on Windows 8 or Windows 7.