I have a server for a small groceries retail. The server is running on Windows XP, has keyboard connected with a PS2 branch-out connector allowing both keyboard and a barcode scanner to be connected to a keyboard slot. My mouse is running out of the USB port.
The server has the following spec:
-3.16 GB RAM
running a Windows XP Professional SP3.
Every morning when we starts the server, the keyboard will not be detected by BIOS and not working when entering the Windows. But the mouse will work, until you start using the keyboard and both keyboard and mouse will stop working all together.
Hard-resetting the computer immediately will not solve the problem, despite numerous tries. Only after allowing for an hour to pass by or so, and do another hard reset will all works seamlessly. This is a procedure that we have to do every single morning and is a source of major annoyance because it happened on the server. A restart on server renders all clients useless hence cashiers have to revert to manual operation. Further, i'm worried about the long term impact on the harddisk/motherboard for a daily hard-reset/forced shutdown.
I have tried using different cables, different keyboards, different mouse and they all behave the same way.
Any suggestions on what i should do?