Last Updated on December 7, 2021
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Microsoft Windows 10 comes with an integrated version of the camera app that makes life easier for users. But unfortunately, many users get the error code: 0x200F4246 (0x80040154) when using the Camera app. This error code occurs when a user tries to activate the Camera app to access the webcam.
This causes the Camera application to fail. It can be described as a system error that somehow affects the system files of the camera application. This problem is very annoying because it limits the user’s freedom to use all camera-related applications such as Skype, Zoom, etc., which are mostly used for business, study, and personal purposes.
This causes an error code: 0x200F4246 (0x80040154)
- The logging system is overloaded.
- Incorrect parameter configuration
- Incorrectly configured system files
- Windows 10 update (how to restore data after Windows update)
- Missing or corrupted system files (how to repair corrupted files).
How to fix error code: 0x200F4246 (0x80040154)?
Launch the Windows Store application troubleshooter
- Type Troubleshooting in the search bar and click on the search results.
- Scroll down to find Windows Store apps.
- Click once, then select Run Troubleshooting.
- Wait until Windows detects the error.
Updating the camera driver
- Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.
- Select Imaging Devices, right-click on it, and select Update Device Manager.
- If no imaging devices are listed, expand More Devices and look for the built-in webcam.
- Right-click on it and select Update Driver Software.
Run the system file checker
- Type cmd in the Cortana search box.
- Right-click the search results and select Run as administrator.
- When the command prompt opens, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
- Wait for Windows to complete the scan and automatically fix any errors.
Allow applications to use the camera
- Right-click the Start button and select Settings.
- Select Privacy.
- Then open the Camera.
- Turn on the Allow apps to access the camera option.
- Disable all apps except the ones you use with the camera and check if the error has disappeared.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Check or change your Internet connection and verify it.
- Delete the contents of the DataStore folder.
- Reset the Microsoft Store cache.
- Run the DISM tool.
- Check whether or not the licenses in the Windows Store are synchronized.
- Select the Start button, type Device Manager, and select it in the list of results.
- Expand one of the categories to find the name of your device, then right-click it (or press and hold) and select Update Driver.
- Select Automatically check for updated drivers.
- Restart the camera.
- Turn the camera off.
- Recharge the camera battery if the battery 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 terminate the Camera app.
- Uninstall all third-party applications from the camera.