Fix Camera App Showing Black Screen Windows 10 or 11

How to Fix Camera App Showing Black Screen Windows 10 or 11

  • To fix camera app showing black screen windows 11 or 10 -> You need to reset the camera app to its default settings -> Apps and features -> Camera -> Reset app.
  • Uninstall Camera app and install it again -> Apps and features -> Camera and uninstall.
  • You can also fix this camera app black screen using regedit and services management and also update camera drivers and other methods.

On your windows 11 or 10 computer when you are trying to open camera app when you are attending a zoom meeting or using skype or any other video application and your camera app showing black screen or blank screen even though your camera is turned on then you can follow these simple methods and fix this issue of camera app black screen issue. So, lets see in detail below.

On Your Hp laptop Camera showing black screen or Lenovo Laptop or windows desktop or zoom camera black screen windows 10 or zoom camera black screen with intel graphics or AMD Graphics then you need to make sure that permissions are allowed to access camera on your windows computer and other methods explained here.

Fix Camera App Showing Black Screen Windows 11 or 10

Below windows troubleshooting methods will help you get rid of camera app showing blank screen or webcam camera showing blank or black screen or HP laptop or Lenovo laptop or any other laptop or desktop.

Reset Camera App

Step 1: Right click on Start Menu and Click on Settings

Step 2: Click on Apps section on Left side

Step 3: Select Apps and Features on right side

Step 4: Scroll down and find Camera Application -> Click on 3 dots and select Advanced Options.

Step 5: Scroll down and click on Reset and confirm reset in popup box and wait for your camera app to complete the reset process..

That’s it, once you reset camera app then your issue of camera app showing black screen on windows 10 or 11 computer will be fixed and all camera settings will be restored to its default original windows camera settings and your camera will start working and this is how you get back you camera app working on your laptop or PC.

Using Windows PowerShell

Step 1: In windows search -> type in PowerShell and right click on power shell and select Run as administrator

Step 2: Click on Yes if user account control.

Step 3: Now in WIndows powershell -> enter this command Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.WindowsCamera | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} and hit enter and wait for the command to execute.

Step 4: Now, Go ahead and restart your windows computer and your issue of blakc screen when opening camera will be fixed.

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Windows Services

Step 1: Press windows + R and open run dialog box

Step 2: In run type in services.msc and open service management

Step 3: Now, on right side scroll down and find Performance Logs and Alerts and Right click on it and select properties.

Step 4: Now, select startup type to Automatic using drop down option and click apply and ok and start the service.

Once you change these settings in performance logs and alerts then go ahead and check whether your camera application is working or not or camera black screen is fixed or not.


Step 1: Press windows + R key and in Run type in regedit and press ok.

Step 2: In Registry editor -> Double click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Step 3: Expand Softwares -> Expand WOW6432Node and Expand Microsoft

Step 4: Expand Windows Media Foundation -> Platform.

Step 5: Right click on Platform and select New and Select DWORD(32bit) value.

Step 6: Name it as EnableFrameServerMode -> Now Right click on it and select Modify

Step 7: Set the value data from zero to one and click on ok and close registry editor.

That’s it, once you change these settings you need to restart your windows computer to make the changes reflected to your windows computer and once  your windows reboots then your issue of camera app black screen will be resolved.

Update Drivers

Most of the time due to corrupted files or outdated drivers of camera application you can get to see this issues with camera app not responding or camera app black screen or any other issue and you need to update camera app driver in device manager or use third party apps like driveeasy or any other tools to download and update your camera app drivers.

Uninstall and Reinstall Camera App

Step 1: In windows search type app and features

Step 2: Open apps and features -> Scroll down and find camera app

Step 3: Click on Camera app and select uninstall and wait for camera app to uninstall from your windows computer.

Reinstall Camera App

Step 1: Go to Microsoft store and search for camera app

Step 2: click on download and install camera app

You can also install camera app by using powershell command and install camera app and as well as all windows default apps on your computer.

Why is my camera showing a black screen on laptop Windows 11?

This can be due to insufficient permission or camera app or it may be due to corrupted or outdated drives or it  can be due to hardware issues and you need to update camera driver and uninstall and reinstall camera app to fix camera showing black screen on windows 11 or 10 computer.