I'm looking at a friend's daughter's Windows 8 Acer laptop.
Every time I try and take a photo or video in the Camera app (the standard Windows one), I get an error message saying "Oops! Something went wrong while taking this photo / video."
I have stumbled my way around Windows 8 and managed to run the app troubleshooter and the hardware and devices troubleshooter. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Camera app as well. Nothing has worked so far - the camera used to work fine so not sure why it's stopped. I found Snap.Do installed so have taken that off, but it didn't fix the issue.
The other strange thing is that when I try and delete any photos that have already been taken, nothing happens - the photo stays there.
Does anyone have any ideas - I appreciate this is not strictly an Edutech issue but would like any help if possible!
Yeah I googled the issue and found the same page :-)
The only thing from there I think it can be is the UAC settings which apparently have to be enabled. I have fiddled with it and tried all the different settings but no luck. I'll have a look at the drivers stuff you suggested as well, thanks for taking the time to reply.
mac_shinobi (27th September 2013)
to get tifkam apps to work you need uac on iitc they fail if uac is off
In the 4th screen grab I believe as per the long reply from that thread
My bad, so it does! I missed that bit completely going round and round with Windows 8. A case of RTFGA rather than RTFM - cheers!
mac_shinobi (30th September 2013)
Am really not sure where to go with this now. I've updated all the driver for the built in web-cam. I've tried another USB webcam and exactly the same error message appeared. I've run all the updates for all apps.
I went back to running Windows App checker which suggested problems with the display adapter driver but didn't fix them. So I deleted the driver, let it reinstall on a reboot, and then updated the driver - and the error is still occurring.
I think there's something I must be missing with how Windows 8 works ... !
This error message can also be generated if Windows 8 cannot save to My Pictures\Camera Roll. I had it happen on my school network before I fixed the permissions issues.
That makes sense as the library-ms folder is coming up with an error message when I try and access it. Maybe it's nowt to do with the webcam at all, and all to do with the files/folders on the hard drive. That gives me a new avenue to explore, thank you.
mac_shinobi (4th October 2013)
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