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How to fix Windows camera app error code 0xa00f4243?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

The windows camera app error code 0xa00f4243 is a general error code that can be caused by a variety of issues. Some of the most common causes include incorrect settings in the camera app, corrupt or damaged camera drivers, or a problem with the camera hardware itself. In most cases, this error code can be resolved by simply restarting the camera app or the computer. However, if the problem persists, it may be necessary to troubleshoot the issue further.

1. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the camera app

  1. Open the Start menu and search for "Windows Camera"
  2. When the camera app appears in the search results, right-click on it and select "Uninstall"
  3. If the camera app is not installed on your computer, Windows will prompt you to install it. Click on "Install" to begin the uninstall process.
  4. After the uninstall process is complete, open the Start menu and search for "Windows Camera" again.
  5. When the camera app appears in the search results, right-click on it and select "Reinstall"
  6. The camera app will now be installed on your computer. Click on "OK" to finish the installation process.
  7. After the installation process is complete, open the Start menu and search for "Windows Camera" again.
  8. When the camera app appears in the search results, right-click on it and select "Open"
  9. The camera app will now be open on your computer. Click on "Options" to open the camera app's settings.
  10. In the settings window, click on the "Advanced" tab.
  11. Under the "Camera" heading, click on the "Uninstall" button.
  12. Windows will now ask you to confirm the uninstall process. Click on "Uninstall" to complete the uninstall process.
  13. After the uninstall process is complete, open the Start menu and search for "Windows Camera" again.
  14. When the camera app appears in the search results, right-click on it and select "Install"
  15. The camera app will now be installed on your computer. Click on "OK" to finish the installation process.
  16. After the installation process is complete, open the Start menu and search for "Windows Camera" again.
  17. When the camera app appears in the search results, right-click on it and select "Open"
  18. The camera app will now be open on your computer.

2. Check if the camera app is up to date

  1. Open the "Settings" app on your phone.
  2. Under "System", find "Windows Camera".
  3. If the app is not up to date, you will see a message that says "The app 'Windows Camera' is not up to date. Please download and install the latest version from the store.".
  4. You can install the latest version of the Windows Camera app from the store by searching for "Windows Camera" and downloading it.
  5. After installing the update, open the app and verify that it is up to date. If the app is not up to date, you will see a message that says "The app 'Windows Camera' is not up to date. Please download and install the latest version from the store.".
  6. Follow the steps in the message to install the update.

3. Try restarting the device

  • Open the Start menu and type "reboot" in the search bar
  • Hit the "Enter" key to start the reboot process
  • After the device restarts, try to open the Windows Camera app again
  • If the camera app still does not work, try reinstalling the app from the Windows Store

4. Check if the camera is working in other apps

  1. Open other apps that use the camera.
  2. If the camera works in those other apps, the camera may be malfunctioning and should be fixed. If the camera does not work in those other apps, the camera may be the issue and should be fixed.

5. Try resetting the camera app

If the camera app in your device is giving you an error code, you can try resetting it. To do this, open the App Store on your device, and locate the camera app. Tap on it, and then select “Reset” from the menu that appears. After resetting the app, try using it again. If the error persists, you can try contacting the app developer for help.

Some users might also have success with:

  1. Contact Microsoft support.