Windows: TortoiseSVN stop working

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Posted on December 02, 2009

Issue: if you encounter that TortoiseSVN is not working anymore , it could be related to the gdiplus.dll is invalid on your pc. For some reason TortoiseSVN requires the GDI dll to load properly.

This should have been included with the application. But the new version does not include the dll in the bin folder. So far this seems to only effect Windows 2k. The dll is installed by default on Windows xp and above.

Solution :
download and copy the required dll into the %winnt%/system32 folder. You can download this from