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Any of you have any suggestions to this problem?

 

https://forums.veeam.com/post471381.html#p471381

 

 

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Best answer by dips 20 December 2022, 12:53

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The only thing left I can think of is trying Safe Mode and see if you get the same view. I’ve run out of ideas, sorry!

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Yeah, I have the Control Panel installed, but I only have one gfx-card.

Userlevel 7
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Do you have the NVIDIA Control Panel installed? 

If not, it might be worth installing as it gives you the option to select which Graphics Processor should be used by a particular application, especially on dual GPU systems. 

Userlevel 2

Unable to find that option anywhere.. :/

Userlevel 7
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Hi, 

Try on the Desktop icon.

Userlevel 2

I tried to right-click on the Veeam Agent in the systray and the program itself, but I cannot see this option anywhere. Is there a spesific place I need to right-click?

Any other way to turn it off/on?

Userlevel 7
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One final thing I have is if you right-click on the Veeam Agent, do you see an option that says ‘Run with Graphics Processor’? 

Userlevel 2

Thank you!

I doublechecked the Ease of Access settings, and everything seems untouched. I also selected a standard “Windows” theme but it didnt help.

I only have one screen attached to this PC. It is a Samsung TV. I have tried to TeamViewer into the PC and it behaves the same (I believe TeamViewer is using its own drivers so tht is a good test?)

I verified that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is installed and also installed 7.01 (I believe it was latest)

I am going to install a few WU’s and reboot to see if it helps, but Im not holding my breath :)

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Hi @User64,

 

Few thoughts:

  • Check settings > Ease of Access to see if it’s an accessibility feature breaking this.
  • After changing DPI (and ensuring consistent between multiple monitors if there are multiple), give the device a reboot and check. I have similar issues with Excel that require me to keep DPI the same across multiple monitors or else it grabs the DPI from another monitor and throws everything out of alignment and won’t resolve until a reboot or task manager force killing processes!
  • Do you have another device (even something like an iPhone would suffice) to remote desktop onto this PC? This would force the rendering of the app via a different pipeline and would rule out any GPU driver issues.
  • I personally believe this is more likely an issue with .NET framework or something similar, if it’s not caused by an accessibility function, can you confirm the dependencies are all on there: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/agentforwindows/userguide/system_requirements.html?ver=50 I’d attempt an update of the .NET framework to latest, I’m mentioning this specifically as there was talk of games, and lets be honest, people try all sorts of upgrade/downgrade tricks with stuff like .NET to get games to work, which could have let Veeam install due to an updated registry key that wasn’t properly downgraded.
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One last thing to maybe try installing GeForce Experience which will update the drivers as well and you can try both the Gamer Driver and Studio driver?  Not sure but one last thought.  😁

Userlevel 2

Thank you. I have the latest Nvidia drivers and DirectX gets updated through WU. Thanks though. :)

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Just throwing this in. It might be worth trying to upgrade your drivers using this if you are on the Intel platform: https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/support/detect.html

One other thing to look at would be DirectX: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/topic/how-to-install-the-latest-version-of-directx-d1f5ffa5-dae2-246c-91b1-ee1e973ed8c2

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Thank you for your time. Yeah, it is probably some sort of weird quirk somehow. Would be very nice to figure out exactly what it was though...and it is a bit conspicuous that it is only Veeam having problems and NO other programs on the PC in question...

 
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OK… then I have no further idea except to install the machine from scratch (which is not possible regarding to your description above).

I think, this is a problem outside of the Veeam agent, because I have never seen this kind of behavior before on any of my machines (workstations or server). And I have installed it on many different Windows versions and on machines with very different hardware and configurations….

Userlevel 2

yeah...well..It was like this before 22H2 got installed.

Userlevel 7
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Ok… Windows 10 22H2 is not officially supported by Veeam up to now….

https://forums.veeam.com/servers-workstations-f49/windows-11-22h2-not-officially-supported-by-veeam-t83134.html

 

I think this will be with VBR 12 and the Agents V6 fully supported. It will probably be GA at the end of January, but this is still subject to change….

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Oh, its not *that* old, it was just to illustrate that its been around for quite a while with a wide range of software that dont have this problem.

 

Its W10H 22H2

Userlevel 7
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You say, the PC is quite old… which OS version are you using?

Userlevel 2

Yeah, Veeam Agent is the only program having problems. The PC is quite old and has tons of programs installed, I’ve yet to see a similar problem in any of the other programs 🤷🏻

Userlevel 7
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Is the Veeam agent the only program with this problem?

You mentioned games, some of them have weird graphic modes….

Userlevel 7
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Ok.  Not sure what else to suggest at this point.

Userlevel 2

I checked, only the Nvidia shows up in Device Manager.

Userlevel 7
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Would be interesting to check Device Manager to see if both show?  Best of luck.

Userlevel 2

Addition: There might be a graphics card integrated on the motherboard...but its not in use afaik.

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Thanks again! :)

This computer has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, and kids are using it inbetween to game so its not possible atm to turn it off ...so to speak.

Yeah..Im out of ideas as well. Seems its some sort of quirk in this particular setup, google search does not show any others with same problem either it seems.

 

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