For the last weeks, I've encountered a black summary screen with Intel VTune, both standalone and Visual Studio plugin. It worked fine before both upgraded to VTune 2016 Update 2 and Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. OS is Windows 7.
Intel Inspector does not exhibit that problem in its summary screen. Attached is a screenshot.
Clicking in that screen, and then hitting Ctrl-A and Ctrl-C, allows me to paste the contents the summary in an editor like Notepad++ or Word. It's as if the default background color has been set to black and all text (text and links) are black too.
Are there anyone with similar problems?
I will try to revert back to VTune Update 1 to see if it also have problems. I know it worked before with Update 1.
It happens every time I open VTune. I've reverted back to Update 1, and it's still a black summary screen. It's been like that for about two weeks, and that's about when I upgraded to Visual Studio 2015 Update 2, and latest Parallel Studio XE 2016. I also upgraded some graphics drivers at that time.
I'm leaning towards buggy (but updated) graphics drivers. I'll experiment further.
I can confirm the fault was with the graphics drivers. Process Explorer told me what DLLs where loaded with VTune, and it was the AMD drivers. I removed those drivers, and restarted VTune. Now it's using the Integrated Intel Graphics drivers without a hitch.
Both Update 1 and Update 2 works. Never trust Dell/AMD/ATi drivers...