WinXP: Capturing screenshot using PrtSc from a Video gives a Black Blank Image.

Greetings,

Symptoms:

Many a times, when we try to capture a screenshot using PrtSc (Print Screen) functionality from a playing Video or a Game, the result is only a Black Blank image or the video keeps playing inside that image.

This is because PrtSc copies the Video buffer rather than the actual image.

Solution:

Disable / Turn off the ‘Hardware Overlay’ feature by going to Display Properties -> Settings -> Advanced -> Troubleshoot -> Move the Hardware Acceleration Slider to None.

For more reference, refer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenshot

Regards!