Keyboard, mouse stop working after system state restore
Posted on 2011-09-24
I am trying to restore a SBS2003 server where the raid failed and i need to restore from a backup.
After restoring system state, the system was rebooting itself.
when attempting a repair of the OS, i notice the optical light and numlock keys on the keyboard and mouse both go out when it's installing hardware. i get a prompt if i want to install the driver for the NIC because it's not trusted/signed, but i can't do anything because the keyboard and mouse don't work.
People with similar issues said to try a ps/2 keyboard or mouse, but this motherboard has no ps/2 ports, only usb.
there is also no "legacy" usb option in the bios.
Any ideas? it's kind of odd, this is the same hardware so i'm not sure why a system state restore would cause driver problems.