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Windows 7: Hardware Accelerator?


15 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Hardware Accelerator?

I think this is the right section for this question, but if it's not I apologize.

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series video card. I am trying to take screen captures of a PC game. It was working previously, but now I am just getting a black screen and I don't know why. I certainly haven't changed anything.

What was working previously:
1. Have game fullscreen.
2. Press PRTSC button.
3. Paste into new document in Photoshop.

And all that worked fine and is not working now.

From what I've been able to Google the issue might be with my hardware acceleration. Except, like I said, I haven't changed anything. And I can't turn down my hardware acceleration now.

Thoughts? Help?

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15 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hm.... tried increasing the hardware acceleration? or scanning for viruses? added any programs changed any other settings lately?
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15 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make sure to use alt + printscreen.

Or you could download FRAPS.
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15 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
hm.... tried increasing the hardware acceleration? or scanning for viruses? added any programs changed any other settings lately?
The hardware acceleration option is greyed out. I can't do anything with it. I've scanned for viruses. Nada. And I haven't added or changed programs.
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15 May 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Make sure to use alt + printscreen.

Or you could download FRAPS.
alt + printscreen didn't work, but FRAPS did! Thanks!
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16 May 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Taking screen shots of the same game?
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16 May 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Taking screen shots of the same game?
Exactly the same. I'm not the savviest computer user, but I'm savvier than most of my peers, so I feel pretty confident in saying that I'm utterly perplexed by what changed.
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