How to fix camera and webcam problems in Windows 10/11
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 button\settings\privacy\camera\let apps use my camera: turn it on
Method 2: 0m36s uninstall webcam/camera driver from device manager. Right click on windows start button\device manager\imaging devices\right 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 menu\Scan 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 button\command prompt admin\paste the following commands altogether net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 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 Regedit Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform right click on blank left panel\new\dword (32 bit) value Double click/right click the file and rename it as EnableFrameServerMode 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!