CodeAnalyst failed to start profiling.

Discussion created by MaxEd on Jul 19, 2009
CodeAnalyst cannot start profiling because "The device driver failed to start profiling"

Both CodeAnalyst 2.80 and 2.94 stopped working on my computer some time ago (unfortunately, I don't know exact moment). When I try to start profiling session, I get the following error:

The device driver failed to start profiling, please try again.
Failed (0x80004005) to start the task information capture: 0xffffffff8000ffff

A trial version of Compuware BoundsChecker also hangs when trying to start program, so I think it may be something that breaks all advanced profilers (VerySleepy still works, though).

Can anyone advice me what to do? I think it may be a problem with anti-virus software (though turning protection off on NOD32 did not help) or with some system service, but I'm not sure what to try.


System specs:

CPU: Athlon 64 X2 4200+

RAM: 2Gb

GPU: GeForce 9800 GTX+

OS: Windows XP SP3