Windows has an inbuilt camera app for those who wish to use their webcam. However, at times, the app ceases to work and returned the error code 0x200F4246 (0x80040154). If you wish to fix Windows Camera app error 0x200F4246 (0x80040154) on your system, then please read through this article.
Windows Camera app error 0x200F4246 (0x80040154)
Try the following solutions sequentially:
- Update the Camera drivers
- Run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
- Run the SFC Scan
- Repair/Reset the Camera application
1] Update the Camera drivers
To use the camera, the camera drivers must function well, else it would break the connection between the hardware and the software. Thus, our first approach to solving the issue in the discussion should be updating the Camera drivers. A better idea would be running the Intel Driver and Support Assistant or AMD Driver AutoDetect on your computer to update all the drivers at once.
2] Run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter
The Windows Store Apps troubleshooter is an excellent tool to diagnose issues related to Windows Store applications like the Camera app. It will try to fix the issue if possible. Else it will return the error cause. The procedure to run the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter is as follows:
Right-click on the Start button and select Settings.
In the Settings window, go to the System tab on the list on the left-hand side.
In the right pane, select Troubleshoot.
In the next page, select Other troubleshooters.
From the list of troubleshooters, click on Run corresponding to the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.
3] Run the SFC Scan
In case the error has been caused by missing or corrupt system files, then an SFC Scan could help you fix the issue. The procedure to perform an SFC Scan is as follows:
Search for “command prompt” in the Windows Search bar.
Corresponding to the Command Prompt application, select Run as Administrator. This will open the elevated Command Prompt window.
In the elevated Command prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:
Reboot your system and check if it helps in fixing the problem.
4] Repair/Reset the Camera application
If the above-mentioned steps fail, you can consider repairing/resetting the Camera app from the system.
Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.
In the Settings menu, go to the Apps tab on the list on the left-hand side.
In the right pane, select Apps & features.
Scroll down to the Camera app and click on the three dots associated with it. Select Advanced options.
Scroll down to the Reset section. You will find 2 options – Repair and Reset.
First, use the Repair option to fix the app. If it 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 could be multiple causes of the camera crashing or freezing, the most common are driver failure, interference of the security suite, and a registry level issue. Nonetheless, if the webcam keeps freezing or crashing, the problem can be resolved easily with proper guidance.
How do I reinstall the Camera app?
The Camera app can be reinstalled just like any other Microsoft Store app. Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features and Uninstall the Camera app. Thereafter, you can reinstall it from the Camera app from the Microsoft Store.