When launching the Camera application in Windows 10, you may encounter the error message “0xA00F4244 <NoCamerasAreAttached>”. You are not the only one who is bothered by this error code and many users have reported this issue. In this post, you can know some useful methods to fix the error.
In Windows 10 operating system, the Camera app is the default webcam software. When using this program, some issues may happen. In the previous posts, MiniTool has introduced some common problems, for example, Lenovo camera not working, camera error on Windows 10, etc.
Besides, you may experience another issue – error code 0xA00F4244. If the Camera app can’t detect your webcam properly, the error usually appears. From the following screenshot, you know the specific code is “0xA00F4244 <NoCamerasAreAttached>”.
The possible reasons for this error may be the problematic camera driver or antivirus software blocking the webcam or camera. To get rid of the error message “we can’t find your camera”, try methods in this post.
How to Fix Camera Error Code 0xA00F4244
Ensure the Camera App Is Enabled
First, you should make sure the Camera app is turned on. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Click Start, choose Settings, and select Privacy.
Step 2: Go to the Camera window, ensure the toggle of the option – Camera for this device is On. Just click the Change button to do this work.
Step 3: Make sure the option of Allow apps to access your camera is turned on.
Step 4: Under the Choose which apps can access your camera section, ensure the apps you want to access are enabled.
Disable Antivirus and Firewall
According to users, the camera error code 0xA00F4244 occurs if the Firewall or antivirus software of the system blocks the Camera app. So, you can try disabling them to see if the issue is fixed.
To disable the antivirus software, you can right-click the icon on the system tray and choose Disable.
How to disable (stop or close), remove (or uninstall) Avast antivirus in Windows and Mac? This post shows you multiple methods for this work.
To disable Firewall, go to Control Panel (viewed by Category), click System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off, and disable the Firewall.
Check for Camera Driver
The camera error code 0xA00F4244 may be related to the camera driver. So, you can check for the driver and update or roll back it.
Step 1: Open Device Manager, go to Imaging devices, right-click your device, and choose Update driver or Update Driver Software.
Step 2: Let Windows search for the updated driver software and then finish the operation by following the on-screen guide.
If your driver is up-to-date but gets the 0xA00F4244 NoCamerasAreAttached error, the latest driver may not be compatible with the camera. In this case, you can roll back the camera driver to fix the issue. Just right-click your camera device, choose Properties, and click Roll Back Driver.
Reset Camera App to the Default Setup
Try resetting the Camera app if “we can’t find your camera” error code 0xA00F4244 occurs due to the incorrect configuration of the app. This can take the app to its default setup.
Step 1: Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features.
Step 2: Locate Camera and click Advanced options.
Step 3: Click the Reset button.
If all of these methods fail to fix 0xA00F4244, tweaking Windows Registry can be helpful to fix this issue. Note that this is a risky operation since any mistake may let the PC unbootable. So, back up your registry keys before making any change.
Step 1: Open Windows Register Editor by searching for regedit to the search box of Windows 10.
Step 2: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform.
Step 3: Right-click any void space, choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and rename it EnableFrameServerMode.
Step 4: Double-click this new key and set its value data to 0.
Step 5: Restart the PC to take effect the change.
Are you encountering the 0xA00F4244 NoCamerasAreAttached error code when using the Camera app in Windows 10? Take it easy! After trying these solutions, you should easily get rid of this camera error code. Just try them.