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Prt Scn Freezes my PC

By leadpill42
Oct 10, 2009
  1. For a month or two now, whenever I press the print-screen button in order to take a screenshot, it just freezes my computer and forces me to restart it. I noticed it sometime around when I disabled driver signing in order to use Virtual Audio Cable, however I re-enabled it just recently and it still freezes my computer. As far as I know my drivers are functioning just fine and I don't have any viruses, though a virus would most likely not be the cause of this.

    I am running Windows Vista 64 bit.

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  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Have you tried updating your drivers?
     
  3. leadpill42

    leadpill42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Are there any drivers you think I should update first? I know that my GPU drivers are up to date as I updated them just a week ago.
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    The drivers that you disabled and re-enabled sounds like you may need to do a complete uninstall and then re-install OR update those drivers. Do you receive any blue screens or system crashes?
     
  5. leadpill42

    leadpill42 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I get the occasional blue screen while playing a game, but I don't think much of it as it is not very common. I get it when I play games on max and aparently it's too much for my GPU, but I tone it down a bit and now it's rare.
     
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Have you tried updating your video card drivers?
     
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