How to fix camera and webcam problems in Windows 10 (4 Solutions)

You can fix camera and webcam problems in windows 10 by 4 simple methods

Method 1: 0m6s
Turn on Camera in All Settings. Click on windows start buttonsettingsprivacycameralet apps use my camera: turn it on

Method 2: 0m36s
uninstall webcam/camera driver from device manager. Right click on windows start buttondevice managerimaging devicesright click and uninstall all items under imaging devices. Don’t delete. Just uninstall, uncheck the option of delete if asked.
Now click on Action on the top menuScan for hardware changes. The uninstalled driver will come back if you didn’t delete. Please restart your system if it didn’t come back!

Note: If you don’t have anything under imaging devices, you need to download and install the camera/webcam driver. Search in google like “Windows 10 webcam driver for Lenovo G657”

Method 3: 1m34s
Command Prompt Admin. Right click on windows start buttoncommand prompt adminpaste the following commands altogether

net stop wuauserv
net stop cryptSvc
net stop bits
net stop msiserver
ren C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
ren C:WindowsSystem32catroot2 catroot2.old
net start wuauserv
net start cryptSvc
net start bits
net start msiserver

Wait till the task is complete! Press enter key again to continue. Close command prompt.

Method 4: 2m22s
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftWindows Media FoundationPlatform
right click on blank left panelnewdword (32 bit) value
Double click/right click the file and rename it as
Double click the file and change the value as zero “0” without quotes

Restart your system to apply the changes you have made. Search Camera in windows search panel. Open camera and it should be working properly now!


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