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Error code 0xa00f4244 nocamerasareattached [FIXED]

Luckily, when there’s a problem – there’s a solution. Or, a few of them, just to be certain. So, make sure to check them out and reclaim your camera usability back in a few easy steps.

How can I fix 0xa00f4244 Camera error in Windows 10?

1. Check drivers

  1. Right-click the Start menu and choose Device Manager.
  2. Navigate to Imaging devices and expend to sub-menu in order to see your camera.
  3. Right-click on the camera device and select Update driver.
    update driver Camera not working due to error code 0xa00f4244

If your driver is up to date but the issue is resilient, there’s a chance the latest driver update broke the camera for you. In this case, we advise you to try and rollback the camera driver.

  1. Right-click the Start menu and choose Device Manager.
  2. Navigate to Imaging devices and expand to sub-menu in order to see your camera.
  3. Right-click on the camera device and open Properties.
  4. In the Driver tab, click on the Roll Back Driver button.

Finally, the fact that you have a proper driver may not suffice. Namely, generic drivers aren’t exactly the best fitted for the job.

True, sometimes Windows Update will provide you with the official drivers, but it’s always the safest bet to download drivers from the official site of the equipment manufacturer.


2. Run the Store Apps Troubleshooter

  1. Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Choose Update & security.
  3. Select Troubleshoot from the left pane.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click on Store Apps.
  5. Click on the Run the troubleshooter button.
    windows store apps troubleshooter Camera error code 0xa00f4244

After running the troubleshooter, check if the error 0xa00f4244 is still present in the Camera app.


3. Scan for malware

  1. First, open Windows Defender from the notification area.
  2. Choose Virus & threat protection.
  3. Select Scan Offline.windows defender scan Camera not working due to error code 0xa00f4244
  4. Your PC will restart and the scanning procedure should commence.
  5. After that, open Windows Defender again.
  6. Select Virus & threat protection.
  7. Open Virus & threat protection settings and enable the Cloud-based protection.
  8. Restart your PC and check the camera again.

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4. Tweak the registry

  1. In the Windows Search bar, type regedit.
  2. Right-click the Registry Editor and run it as an administrator.
  3. Click on File, choose Export, and backup your registry. If something goes wrong, you can restore it with ease. In addition, you can create a Restore Point, just in case.
  4. Now, follow this path:
    • For 32 bit system:
    • For 64-bit system:
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindows media foundationPlatform
  5. Right-click in the right window and choose New and select DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    new dword Camera not working error code 0xa00f4244
  6. Name this value EnableFrameServerMode.
  7. Right-click and choose to Modify this newly created registry value.
  8. Set its value to 0 (zero) and save changes.
  9. Restart your PC and you should be good to go.

Because of the difference in encoding standard certain cameras just won’t work in Windows 10, and that can lead to error 0xa00f4244 in Camera app, but this registry change should fix that.


5. Repair Microsoft Store

  1. Type cmd in Windows search and click on Run as administrator to start Command Prompt with full privileges.
  2. Type the following commands and press Enter after each one:
    • net stop bits
      net stop wuauserv
      net stop appidsvc
      net stop cryptsvc
      Del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloader*.*"
      rmdir %systemroot%SoftwareDistribution /S /Q
      rmdir %systemroot%system32catroot2 /S /Q
      regsvr32.exe /s atl.dll
      regsvr32.exe /s urlmon.dll
      regsvr32.exe /s mshtml.dll
      netsh winsock reset
      netsh winsock reset proxy
      net start bits
      net start wuauserv
      net start appidsvc
      net start cryptsvc

Hopefully, this solution will fix Microsoft Store and all its components and your camera will be recognized.


6. Use a third-party camera app

Finally, if none of the presented solutions sufficed, we can only recommend to try and switch to an alternative camera app.

Most of them are not Metro-style apps and they come with their own formatting software and, occasionally, drivers as well. Of course, the best of them all is the one provided by the OEM’s themselves.

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