I have a strange problem with Captivate. Everything has been
going fine for months until I did something stupid (not my idea). I
tried to get Captivate to record itself recording a movie, with
some success. However, sometimes the program would freeze and so I
would have to end the program. During or before recording I moved
the recording control panel before starting the record sessions. I
had 2 captivate files open simultaneously with them both recording.
I run 2 monitors and would have each running on a seperate monitor.
Now after many problems, whenever I select Record new movie, I will
get the movie options of Full screen etc. but after choosing a live
record option all I get is the red box defining the movie size but
no controls to begin recording. I have tried removing and
re-installing the program several times but it is still the same.
Effectively I can't record at all. Every other aspect or function
of the program seems to be working fine. I would really appreciate
any ideas on how I could fix this unusual problem.
Try to eliminate the second monitor. That might be the issue,
rather than recording a recording (which, by the way is a vastly
bad idea, but shouldn't have caused the recording dialog to go into
This was a very strange problem and had something to do with
the system configuration file reconfiguring Captivate. Several
System Restores at previous dates to the problem failed to cure the
situation. I eventually had to perform a System Restore to a date
previous to the date of the Software's initial installation to fix