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Windows 7: Unable to take screenshots, use the snipping tool, etc.

03 Jun 2014   #11
koolkat77

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

At this point the pictures would be helpful.


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03 Jun 2014   #12
bruhahablue

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

After updating my drivers, and performing another disk check, I am still having issues with using the snipping tool. Is there anything else I could do?
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03 Jun 2014   #13
koolkat77

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Does the problem persist on a new user account.

User Account - Create

If yes, you should perform a repair install.

Repair Install
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03 Jun 2014   #14
bruhahablue

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

This is what my monitor looks like whenever I attempt to take a snip:


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03 Jun 2014   #15
koolkat77

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Have you looked at Andrew's post #9?
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03 Jun 2014   #16
bruhahablue

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

My User account is the only one this is affecting (I share this computer with my family).
The most recent things I installed before the problem occurred were Gyazo and Raidcall, both of which I uninstalled. After I noticed the problem I installed puush instead, to see if it were just those programs, but that didn't work either, so I uninstalled it as well.
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03 Jun 2014   #17
koolkat77

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You could also try doing a system restore.

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04 Jun 2014   #18
bruhahablue

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I performed a system restore and everything is in working order, I didn't want to speak too soon (again) but this is the longest I've been able to use my snipping tool and print screen functions without experiencing the problem. Something probably occurred between my last update and now to cause the issue. I'll be sure to inform you if it comes up again, or if I figure out what happened.
Thank You (again) for your help!
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04 Jun 2014   #19
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bruhahablue View Post
I performed a system restore and everything is in working order, I didn't want to speak too soon (again) but this is the longest I've been able to use my snipping tool and print screen functions without experiencing the problem. Something probably occurred between my last update and now to cause the issue. I'll be sure to inform you if it comes up again, or if I figure out what happened.
Thank You (again) for your help!
You're welcome.

Good luck.
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04 Jun 2014   #20
bruhahablue

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Probably my last post for now:
I tested out the snipping tool and print screen with other programs to see what was happening. It turns out it would seem to be on and off (like when I thought it had worked earlier when it hadn't) because I only experience that error when an MMO is open on my computer. I looked it up and it seemed to have to do with indirect rendering (?) it explains my problem, but I'll have to look into it more.
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