Windows has a built-in camera app for those who want to use their webcam. However, sometimes the app stops working and returns the error code 0x200F4246 (0x80040154). If you want to fix Windows Camera app error 0x200F4246 (0x80040154) on your system, please read this article.
Windows Camera app error 0x200F4246 (0x80040154)
Try the following solutions in order:
- Update camera drivers
- Run Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter
- Run SFC scan
- Repair/Reset Camera app
1]Update camera drivers
To use the camera, the camera drivers must work well, otherwise it will break the connection between hardware and software. So, our first approach to fix the problem in the discussion should be to update the camera drivers. A better idea would be to run Intel Driver and Support Assistant or AMD Driver AutoDetect on your computer to update all drivers at once.
2]Run Windows Store App Troubleshooter
The Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter is a great tool for diagnosing issues with Windows Store apps such as the Camera app. He will try to solve the problem if possible. Otherwise, it will return the cause of the error. The procedure to run the Windows Store app troubleshooter is as follows:
Right click on the To start up button and select Settings.
In the Settings window, go to System tab on the list on the left side.
In the right pane, select Troubleshoot.
On the next page, select Other convenience stores.
In the list of troubleshooters, click Course corresponding to the Windows Store App Troubleshooter.
3]Run SFC scan
If the error was caused by missing or corrupt system files, an SFC scan might help you fix the problem. The procedure for performing an SFC Scan is as follows:
Search for “command prompt” in the Windows search bar.
Corresponding to the Command Prompt application, select Execute as administrator. This will open the Command Prompt the window.
In the elevated Command Prompt window, type the following command and press Enter:
Restart your system and check if that helps to fix the problem.
4]Repair/Reset Camera app
If the steps mentioned above fail, you can consider repairing/resetting the Camera app from the system.
Right click on the To start up button and select Settings from the menu.
In the Settings menu, go to the apps tab on the list on the left side.
In the right pane, select Apps and features.
Scroll to Camera app and click on the three dots associated with it. Select Advanced Options.
Scroll to Reset section. You will find 2 options – Repair and Reset.
First, use the Repair possibility to repair the application. If that doesn’t work, use the Reset button to reset the Camera app.
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Why does my camera keep crashing Windows?
While there can be several causes for the camera to crash or freeze, the most common are driver failure, security suite interference, and a registry issue. Nevertheless, if the webcam keeps freezing or crashing, the problem can be solved easily with proper guidance.
How do I reinstall the Camera app?
The Camera app can be reinstalled like any other Microsoft Store app. Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features and uninstall the Camera app. Later, you can reinstall it from the Microsoft Store Camera app.