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  1. Nvidia Driver Issue with Windows Home Server « MS Windows Home Server
  2. Bill Ankstrum
    Bill Ankstrum November 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    Oh man. I have been experiencing this since October! It hadn’t even occured to me that it could be a graphics driver issue. Wow. Any resolution to this issue?

  3. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price November 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    At this point, the only resolution I can give is to do a Server Reinstall. Then, do not install 178.24 or any version of ForceWare higher than that.

    I would suggest using NVIDIA (or LaptopVideo2Go) driver archives to track down an older version.

    But, my personal fix is a lot easier… I just removed my GeForce 6200, and went back to my Intel i865 integrated graphics. Actually, I haven’t tested to see if that fixes the problem on its own… you may still need to do a Server Reinstall.

    Edit: Some have suggested reverting to older driver versions does indeed work. I’ll check it out and update, hopefully later tonight.

  4. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price November 26, 2008 at 5:00 am |

    Well, you can forget about an update any time soon. I plugged my Home Server back in, and the PSU exploded on power-up. And, that’s not getting fixed until after Thanksgiving weekend…

  5. Bill Ankstrum
    Bill Ankstrum November 26, 2008 at 6:51 am |

    Oh man, that’s terrible! Wishing you the best on your system recovery.

    I uninstalled the nvidia graphics drivers and was able to log in via Remote Desktop. However, now the connector software can’t see the home server. Man, this is a mess.

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  7. Yak
    Yak February 2, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    I also had the same problems following the Jan 09 WHS updates.

    I found a work around using a registry entry from here that should hopefully work for older nVidia cards that can’t use the latest nVidia drivers;



    Incidentally, when I removed the registry edit and upgraded my nVidia drivers to the latest version, the registry modification also appeared on my WHS.

    Have documented more fully the steps I took here


  8. Yak
    Yak February 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    The first two links in my previous post that don’t appear to work are properly linked to from in the wegotserved forum post.

    Alternatively if you use the search term

    brad rutkowski + rdpdd.dll failed to load

    in google it is the first link found. In Brad’s Server 2003 blog post there is a link to the nVidia post.


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