Does RDP or remote tool cause video card crash?

I am having all different issues as I am trying to get control of huge number of pcs using SCCM 2007 SP2.
These pcs are running Windows XP and in classroom setup they are connected to data projector and other A/V equipments. Today I did RDP to these pcs sucessfully and after while I found the video card died. The machines are running and I can RDP but the monitor display is not working. I did RDP through SCCM admin console and I do it all the time wih other pcs. The only difference is these classroom pcs are hooked up with video splitter and data projector. Also they are 4/5 years old. I am wondering if anybody has any idea can RDP signal cause issue for video card? It is very surprising? What could be the reason?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I have found issues with Dell Optiplex systems and with Virtual Machines running XP where connecting to them with resolutions different from what they typically are set to can cause a BSOD and the system crashes.  This problem, as I've seen and experienced it, occurred with a Post SP2 update and has remained.  You may be able to mitigate it by locating an old copy of the win32k.sys  and replacing the existing copy (note: this may create other instabilities though.  Microsoft would have you believe this is a driver issue... maybe... but if so, it's STILL a microsoft issue in my opinion since this happens frequently on my XP VM running on Hyper-V - in that case, the "hardware" is a MICROSOFT VM, the software AND drivers are MICROSOFT.  So it's a Microsoft problem... not that there going to do anything about it...
I'm sorry, can you please clarify -- did the video card die on your PC, or on the remote PC? Did only one of them die, or more than one? What's the make and model of the card(s) that died?
srabanti_chitteAuthor Commented:
@leew..I am not running any VM and couple of them that I tried are seanix machines..I believe resolution is the issue and I am sure driver is too sensitive to handle multiple of them..on the same note , I have used SCCM remote tool and RDP on other machines and they are doing I said other machines are not connected to any data projector. died on remote pc....i tried on two and both died and both are connected to data projector through some video splitter...I never had the issue with other machines..I think they are from ASUS.
Are you sure that it's the video cards that died? Could it be the video splitter instead? Do you have physicall access to the machines, and can you reboot them and plug only the monitor directly into the VGA (I assume) port?
srabanti_chitteAuthor Commented:
Yes, I did connect another monitor directly to the VGA port and tested. It is now showing Video card is dead.
Since it is only one pc acts weired, i guess it is bad timing..the card is bad itself...I guess RDP or remote tool have nothing to do with it..

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