When trying to access the Camera app in Windows 10, an error message appears with the following description – Something went wrong. Try rebooting your device. If you need to, here is the camera error code 0xA00F4292 <PhotoCaptureStartTimeout>. Also, if you look closely, the camera also doesn’t show up in Device Manager. Information on how to solve this problem can be found here.
What causes error code 0xA00F4292?
Error code 0xa00f4292 is a message indicating that something is not working in your Windows computer system. This error code occurs when there are authorization problems, corrupt camera-related system files, outdated device drivers, or problematic Windows updates.
How to resolve error code 0xA00F4292?
Restore the default settings of the Camera application
- Right-click on Windows and open Apps and Features.
- Now find the Camera app and click on it to expand it.
- Then open the advanced settings and click the Exit button.
- Then click the Reset button and confirm to reset the Camera app.
- Then restart your computer and check if the problem 0xA00F4292 is resolved.
Changing the camera driver
- Right-click on Windows and open Device Manager.
- Now expand Cameras (or Imaging Devices) and right-click on the camera.
- Then select Properties and click on the Driver tab.
- Now click Reset Driver (if the button is grayed out, you can try the Update Driver option) and follow the instructions to complete the process.
- Then reboot the system and check if the problem 0xA00F4292 in the Camera app is resolved.
Reinstalling the camera driver
- First, download the latest camera driver for your PC from the manufacturer’s website.
- Then right-click on the camera device in Device Manager (as described above) and select Remove device.
- Then check the Remove driver software for this device option and click Uninstall to confirm the removal of the camera driver.
- Then open the View menu and select Show hidden devices.
- Now make sure that all hidden camera drivers are uninstalled. Don’t forget to look for a hidden or yellow-colored camera device under Universal Serial Bus Controllers.
- Then restart your computer and check if the camera application is working properly (if Windows has installed the universal driver).
- If the problem persists, install the latest version of the camera driver (downloaded in step 1) and check that the camera application works properly.
Change the privacy settings on your system
- Click on Windows, type: Privacy Settings, then open Privacy Settings.
- Then go to the Camera tab on the left pane and click on Change (under Camera Access for this device).
- Now turn on the switch and turn on the Allow apps to access the camera by turning on the switch.
- Then turn on the Camera option under Select Microsoft Store applications that can access your camera and check that the Camera app no longer has the 0xA00F4292 issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Follow the hardware and device troubleshooting procedure.
- Allow applications to access your camera.
- Update your camera drivers.
- Reset the camera application.
- Run the system file checker.
The camera app may display the problem 0xA00F4292 if the camera app is not installed correctly. In this case, resetting the Camera app to the default settings may solve the problem. Now find the Camera app and click on it to expand it. Then restart your computer and check if the problem 0xA00F4292 is resolved.
- Restart the camera.
- Turn off the camera.
- Recharge the camera battery if it is low.
- Delete data from the application.
- Check to see if another application is actively using the camera.
- Check the permissions of the camera app.
- Forcibly disable the Camera app.
- Remove all third-party apps from the camera.
Exit the Camera app on your Android device. Wait a few minutes, then tap the camera icon to restart the app. This should eliminate the "Sorry, the camera no longer works" error. This method is usually useful if you've left the camera on for an extended period of time or put it in sleep mode.