Longhorn Server 6001 - Problem with nVidia drivers

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Longhorn Server 6001 - Problem with nVidia drivers

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Hi !

I installed LH Server build 6001 a few days ago... but it crashed just after the install (Vista crashed too). The screen just froze.

I knew that the problem happened because of my graphic card (this is an nVidia FX 5600 [128mb]). I went to nVidia Drivers web site, but it told me that "FX series are not supported".

Drivers for Vista RC2 can support my model, so I installed them, but it crashed...
So I tried to install the XP drivers (with compatibility mode) and... it worked.

But movies are slow... too slow. And when i try to run Day of Defeat, it's... unplayable...

I know it's a beta but I never had such problems with older LH builds...

How can I fix it ?
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Post by empireum »

It's a server OS, thus: Did you check if the hardware acceleration is set to Full? It's somewhere in the advanced display properties.

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Post by remi.serriere »

Thanks for your answer.

No, I didn't check for it... because I didn't find it.

I'm not at my flat this week end, so I will check it on monday.
One other question : after the XP drivers installed, the second sreen in the Display Settings wasn't there, but it was with the original but buggy drivers.
Is there any way to force it ? because I would like to use a dual screen in a few days.
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I tried to find the hardware acceleration... but I didn't find it.

Moreover, my Biod date was set (because of the battery) to 2004... I get "3 days until activation".
So I put my date "back" to 2007 then I had a black screen... I don't know if it's because of the date or because of this helling nVidia...
Note : I installed the XP drivers just after LH installation.
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remi.serriere wrote:Moreover, my Biod date was set (because of the battery) to 2004... I get "3 days until activation".
So I put my date "back" to 2007 then I had a black screen... I don't know if it's because of the date or because of this helling nVidia...
Note : I installed the XP drivers just after LH installation.
You've maybe used up the grace period for activation - does the black screen have a dialog asking you to activate? Have you activated it? If not, you can get a Key from MS Connect that you should be able to activate with - just paste TE06-KVM4-3RM9 in the Invitations box and then go to the Product Keys link on the resulting page to request a key for LH Server.
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Post by empireum »

Hmm... When my activating period for Longhorn Server betas was up, it behaved exactly like Vista (with the RFM mode and stuff like that). I think the black screen (if it's indeed completely black) is probably caused by the drivers.

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@Vista Ultimate R2 : Thank you for the invitation code
But the black screen didn't have any activation dialog...
I activated LH with the key Connect gave me a few minuts ago.

@empireum : i think your right...


Edit : after a reboot, I have installed K-Lite Mega Codec Pack and set "best performance : programs" instead of "background services", in the Advanced Performance Options (Advanced System Settings).
And movies nox run fine !!

I don't know where is the options to configure the hardware accelaration, anyway...
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Post by empireum »

I've just checked the video acceleration on my Feb2007CTP build, it's set to Full by default. And I should have thought about the Performance Optimization bit, it's on background processes by default because it's a server OS. Sorry that I didn't think of that...

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I worked all the evening... but it gave me this f*****g BSOD...
Without any error message... just a BSOD.

Well... Longhorn is not how it used to be...
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