Over the past few weeks, I have been having recurring issues whereby my camera just stops working and all my USB ports stop responding to devices. I would usually get error messages such as Device Descriptor request failed. Eventually, these messages would magically disappear and everything would be normal. I then started getting the camera error code 0xA00F4244 <NoCamerasAreAttached> and this also went on to resolve itself after some time. Then all of a sudden, The camera error code returned, USB ports stopped responding to any peripherals with error messages such as Device Descriptor request failed and Port Reset Failed. Coupled with that is Bluetooth just disappearing from the Device Manager. I have tried to install the drivers using HP Assistant but according to the desktop application, all my drivers are up to date. I have even done a full factory reset on the laptop but the problem still persists.
Product Number: 6KS29EA#ABZ
Screenshot of Device Manager
Your help will be very much appreciated. Thank you
I understand that you are getting a 0xA00F4244 error.
Try updating the computer, this will install the latest updates -
Step 1 Windows Updates -
1) In the search box, type, and open Windows Updates.
2) Check for updates.
3) If the updates are available, click on install and restart the computer.
Step 2 Install updates using HP Support Assistant
In the search box, type, and open HP Support Assistant.
Check for updates.
If the updates are available, click on install and restart the computer.
Note: If you do not have HP Support Assistant installed, Click here to download the same.
Here are a few steps to resolve the issue, start with checking for the webcam kill switch (if available on your model) and ensure its turned on,
That said, If your webcam has stopped working after installing a new update, you should uninstall the update and roll back to the older version. You will have to open Device Manager > right-click on the device > select Properties > switch to Driver tab > click on Roll Back Driver button > select Yes on the next window. After that, you need to restart your PC to check whether it is working.
If that doesn't work or there were no updates before the issue occurred, you might need to uninstall the webcam driver.
To do this, open Device Manager > right-click on the device > select Properties > switch to Driver tab > click on Uninstall Device button.
Restart your computer and then open Device Manager again and click on Action > Scan for hardware changes. (this would automatically reinstall the best drivers for it)
Once done, I suggest you install all the latest pending Windows updates as below and check if it helps.
Go to “settings” and click on “update and security”.
Under tab “Windows update”, click on the icon “check for updates”.
Then once you find the pending updates install it and check.
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(By the end of this article all the issues should be resolved)
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However, none of the solutions provided worked for me. The webcam is not listed in device manager as shown on my initial screenshot. I have gone through all the steps suggested on the https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03430151 to try and restore the webcam but that too has failed.
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