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Webcam Error Code 0xa00f4271 (0x80070001)

This specific error shows up aimlessly and it could interrupt your video call due to that your webcam will often work and sometimes it may show this error message. Users believed that concern was related to a particular application however they discovered that the very same problem arises regardless of what software application you use.

Fixing Error Code 0xa00f4271 (0x80070001)

Method 1: Reset Your Webcam

  • Click Windows key + I to open Settings app.
  • Select App and find Camera on it.
  • Click Reset and wait for the process to be executed.

Method 2: Troubleshoot Windows Store Apps

Integrated Windows devices and applications are rather harder to troubleshoot given that in some cases your system relies on them. Issues with your internal webcam might be connected to your Camera application or any of the Windows Store applications

  • Open the Settings app by clicking on the Windows logo located at the bottom left part of your screen and click on the gear icon just above the power button.
  • Locate the Update & security section and open it.
  • Navigate to the Troubleshoot submenu and scroll to the bottom of the list of available troubleshooters.
  • Click on Windows Store Apps at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions on screen.
  • Restart your computer and check to see if the issue is fixed.

Method 3: Update Webcam Driver or Roll it Back

  • Right-click on Windows key and select Device Manager.
  • Double-click on Imaging devices and right-click on the webcam’s entry.
  • Select Update driver.
  • Close Device Manager and reboot your PC.

If the 0xA00F4271 (0x80070001) error occurred after the installation of the latest webcam driver, remove the update:

  • Right-click on Windows key and select Device Manager.
  • Double-click on Imaging devices and then right-click on the name of your webcam.
  • Select Properties and click on Driver tab.
  • Click Roll Back Driver and then Yes to confirm the changes.
  • Finally, reboot your PC.

Eventually, the 0xA00F4271 (0x80070001) error has actually been effectively fixed by the methods provided above. If the fixes did not help, please try some other methods to resolve the problem.

Method 4: Hardware Troubleshooting

It’s quite possible that it’s your hardware to blame for this one so make sure you troubleshoot it as well.

  • Open the Settings app by clicking on the Windows logo located at the bottom left part of your screen and click on the gear icon just above the power button.
  • Locate the Update & security section and open it.
  • Navigate to the Troubleshoot submenu and scroll to the bottom of the list of available troubleshooters.
  • Click on Hardware and Devices which should be located under the “Find and fix other problems” section at the third spot and follow the instructions on screen.
  • Restart your computer and check to see if the issue is fixed.
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By Dr. Joseph H Volker | 2018-08-30T09:42:02+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Applications Issues, Common Errors, Computer Science|0 Comments