Windows 11: How to Fix Camera/Webcam Not Working

Windows 11: How to Fix Camera/Webcam Not Working

 
 
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Windows 11: How to Fix Camera/Webcam Not Working

 

Follow the steps provided in this article to fix when camera is not working on Windows 11 PC

 

 

 

Step 1) Restart your PC

Sometimes a simple restart takes care of the issue, so restart your PC once and then try opening camera.

Step 2) Make Sure Camera Access Is On In Privacy Settings

Open Windows 11 Settings, click on Privacy & Security, scroll down and under App permissions click on Camera and make sure Camera Access  and Lets Apps Access Your Camera is On

Step 3) Run Camera Troubleshooter

Go to Windows Settings/System/Troubleshoot/Other Troubleshooters/Camera and click on Run, once troubleshoot is complete, restart your PC and check your camera.

Step 4) Reset Camera App

Type in Camera in Windows Search box, make a right click on Camera, Click on App Settings, this will open Windows 11 Settings, scroll down and click on Reset, after the reset open camera.

Step 5) Disable & Enable Camera

Make a right click on Windows 11 Start Menu, click on Device Manager, expand Cameras/Imaging Device, make a right click on your camera device, click on Disable and then click on Enable, now check youer camera

Step 6) Rename RsProviders Folder

Navigate to C:\Program Files\Realtek

In that folder locate RsProviders folder and then make right-click and rename it to something else such as RsProviders_

Restart the computer

Skip this step if you don’t find RsProviders folder.

Step 7) MSI Laptop Users

For few model numbers pressing Fn+F6 on the keyboard enables the camera.

Step 8) Asus Users

If you have Asus computer then for some model number pressing F10 on the keyboard enables the camera.

Step 9) Lenovo Users

In few Lenovo computers pressing F8 may enable your camera.

Step 10) HP Users

Some HP laptop has a camera kill switch on side of the laptop, you have to slide the camera switch to enable and disable the camera.

Step 11) Update Camera Driver From Device Manager

Make a right click on Windows 11 Start Menu, click on Device Manager, expand Cameras/Imaging Device, make a right click on your camera device, click on Update Drivers, click on Browse my computers for Drivers, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer and then select USB Video Device and then click on Next to install driver, once done, restart your PC.

Step 12) Update Camera Driver From System Manufacturer’s Website

Visit your system manufacturer website to update drivers, if you have Dell PC go to Dell website, like wise if you have Lenovo, HP, Asus etc. go to your respective system manufacturer website, select you model number and find Camera driver for your PC, download and install it and restart your PC.

Step 13) Uninstall Camera Driver & Restart Your PC

Make a right click on Windows 11 Start Menu, click on Device Manager, expand Cameras/Imaging Device, make a right click on your camera device, click on Uninstall Device, after the uninstall restart your PC, during system restart Windows will install default driver for camera, now check your camera.

Step 14) Enable Camera In System BIOS

Sometimes camera is disabled in BIOS, (Start your PC and immediately tap F2 to enter the BIOS, the BIOS key may be different for different brands) so go to the system BIOS and make sure camera is enabled in the BIOS.

Step 15) Update Windows 11

Open Windows 11 Settings, go to Windows Update and then click on Check for updates.

Step 16) Perform Cleanboot

Type in System Configuration in Windows Search box and open System Configuration, go to the Services tab, put a check on the box which says Hide all Microsoft services, then click on Disable all, hit Apply and then restart your PC.

Step 17) Update system BIOS

Again go to your system manufacturer website, find the BIOS for your model number, download and update the BIOS, Now before updating the BIOS (for laptop users), make sure battery is more than 10% and charger is connected to your PC. During the BIOS update system will restart, do not unplug the power cable when it is updating the BIOS. After the BIOS update, login and check your Camera.

Step 18) Perform System Restore

Type in System Restore in Windows search Box, click on Create a restore point/System Restore/Choose a different restore points/Next. Now select a restore point, the date and time on which date camera was working fine. Now click on Next and then Finish. After the system restore check your Camera.

Step 19) Reset your PC (This will result in data loss so backup your data before reset)

Open Windows 11 Settings/Windows Update/Advanced Options/Recovery/Reset PC/Select Keep my files or Remove Everything/Local Reinstall.

After the reset check youer Camera

Step 20) Run Hardware Test For Camera

If the camera hardware is faulty then none of the steps will work, run hardware test on your computer, if camera is found faulty contact your system manufacturer and get your camera replaced.



 
 
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