Graphics, Profiling, Debugging and Analysis

Frame capture fails with "Invalid Parameters"


I am having problems getting a frame capture with the version 2012 R3 (12.3.174307).

The HUD appears fine while the app is running but when I attempt a frame capture it says "Invalid Parameters" and "Capture Failed" underneath that. All of the tests (2x2 Texture, Simple Pixel Shader, etc) seem to work fine. Other applications seem to capture fine for me.

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 (

Thank you in advance for any help.

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All worked fine untill when trying toread a gpa_trace using GPA Platform Analyzer i recive the following error :
"Cannot find file:
C:\\Program Files\\Intel\\GPA\\2012 R3\\media.gpa_trace
the file has been removed or deleted
Please navigate to the correct location of trace file."

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<?xml version="1.0"?>

Intel GPA Error Report - Please report this error at

An unexpected error occurred.

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