Adaptec SCSI card causing keyboard/mouse failure
Posted on 2004-04-15
A client of mine has a HP tc2120 server. Only 2 PCI slots are being used - one for the hard drive SCSI card - the other for the tape drive SCSI card. Whenever the tape drive SCSI card (Adaptec AHA-2940U2W) is in ANY PCI slot, it causes the mouse and keyboard not to work whether i'm in the BIOS or the OS. The OS (was) NT 4 Server, but now we are going to install W2K Server for other reasons not needed to go into.
When I remove the card, the keyboard/mouse problem goes away. I'm going to try updating the BIOS to the latest and disable unused ports to try and free up IRQ slots. The SCSI Utility says the card is in IRQ 5 - which should not interfere with the keyboard/mouse as they are usually in 1 and 12, right?
Any ideas on how to resolve this would be appreciated - or if anyone has had similar isssues. I'm really hoping the BIOS update and W2K Server install will remedy this issue.