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This article will help you to fix, if camera not working in Windows 10 on your device. The issue may occur due to faulty camera driver or Camera app.

We all know that we’ve built-in Camera app in Windows 10, which automatically connect your imaging hardware and eliminates need of additional imaging software.

If webcam or camera device connected to your machine is not working, you’ve already landed into correct place for the solution to this problem. In general, when camera is not working on your device, you may witness either of the following symptoms:

  • Camera app fails to launch
  • Camera app launches but crashes or doesn’t show anything
  • Your camera drivers are outdated/not working/missing
  • Camera app unable to capture your image/video
  • Camera app unable to save captured content

FIX Camera Not Working In Windows 10

You can try below mentioned suggestions to fix up issues with camera on your Windows 10 system.

FIX: Camera Not Working In Windows 10

FIX 1 – General Suggestions

1. When you detect this issue, the first thing to try is Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.

2. Next, try uninstalling third-party software on your system and run System File Checker scan or DISM commands.

3. If above two points didn’t helped, you can now try to roll back your camera driver to previous version. This guide will show you steps to roll back camera driver:

Steps to roll back Camera driver in Windows 10

4. In case, if roll back didn’t helped you, try uninstalling the camera driver and let operating system detect itself. For this, open Device Manager, right click your camera device and select Uninstall device. Then click Action > Scan for hardware changes. The re-installation of camera device solves most of camera related issues in Windows.

FIX Camera Not Working In Windows 10

5. See if any newer version of integrated camera driver is available from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). If the updates are available, you can try updating the camera driver to latest version and it may resolve the issue you’ve. Simply right click on your camera device in Device Manager and select Update driver.

FIX Camera Not Working In Windows 10

FIX 2 – Re-register Camera App

If camera worked earlier for you but not now, try to reinstall or re-register Camera app using Windows PowerShell:

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).

2. In administrative Windows PowerShell window, paste following and press Enter key:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

FIX Camera Not Working In Windows 10

3. Close administrative Windows PowerShell window.

Re-installation of Camera app along with earlier mentioned suggestions should fix up the issue.

Hope something helps!


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8 Comments

  • Kapil,
    It is not working. Even in Device Manager…. Camera is not detected. When i bought it it was Windows 7 … Pavilion DV7 2230SA …….. got upgraded last year to Windows 10…. since then all these has started…. Can’t even find backup…… How do I find software to reinstall it……

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Alright, try installing camera software/utilities from HP. See if they works for you!

  • I followed the instructions but when I pasted the link in Power Shell, it said in red writing access denied. Is that an indication that it could be blocked by an antivirus?

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Make sure you’re running Windows PowerShell as administrator.

  • Thank you so much! This is a great resource! I ended up calling Microsoft and they walked me through uninstalling the Driver and rebooting which fixed it!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad the issue is resolved!

  • Although I had uninstalled the Logitech Webcam C925e driver and attempted to get the latest driver installed, after getting feedback from here on something that worked for them, I tried again. Only this time, I found the driver in two places and uninstalled them both before scanning for hardware changes and this time it worked!

    Thank you!

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad you sorted the issue!

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