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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Server loses USB power in Technical; Ok, so I've got a spare machine, which has been wiped and Server 2003 has been installed. I've done a ...
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    Server loses USB power

    Ok, so I've got a spare machine, which has been wiped and Server 2003 has been installed. I've done a system state backup of the current server, and am trying to import it onto the new one (via external USB drive). All that goes fine.

    However, after the System State Restore on the new box is complete, and the server asks to be restarted, it starts, POSTs and then as soon as the 'Server 2003' splash screen appears, all the USB ports lose power, meaning that you can't log on.
    Before anyone says, the MB only has USB ports, no PS/2.

    Has anyone heard of this before? Is it a case of drivers from the other server being imported and corrupting something?

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    Normally yes, if you wait 5 mins or so whilst drivers install in the background ?? either that or your drivers are now a bit broken ?

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    Hmm,

    waiting doesn't appear to do anything. Forgot to mention that booting into Safe Mode/ Last Know Good etc has the same outcome.

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    what happens if you unplug them and then put them back in 1 by 1?

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    Hi

    I am stabbing in the dark here. Are other usb devices plugged in that could be drawing the power. Or is the powerpack not powerful enough for the machine maybe because you have a lot of drives in it.

    Richard

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    Plugging in 1-by-1 doesn't do anything, and there is only the mouse and keyboard plugged in at this stage, so they shouldn't be drawing too much power.

    As for the PSU, it is a 450W supply, powering just one IDE drive, CD-ROM, MB.

    Really stumped!

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    Not a BIOS setting, such as 'Disable Legacy USB' or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Not a BIOS setting, such as 'Disable Legacy USB' or something?

    BIOS is set to allow USB devices.

    Might have to leave it for a bit now, I've managed to completely bugger it somehow, and it needs reinstalling.

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    can you remote in with software , login to the machine and then see what happens.

    Looks like a driver corruption if it does it at the windows splash screen

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