Unsigned RAID driver blocking Windows XP setup (keyboard and mouse disabled)
Posted on 2005-03-09
I'm trying to install Windows XP SP2 on a RAID 5 array (four 200 GB SATA hard drives, ~600 GB of space available). My RAID controller is a Promise FastTrak S150 SX4. I have the latest drivers on a floppy disk. When Windows XP setup starts, I hit F6 and then load the drivers from the floppy disk. I can create a new partition on the RAID array and launch the installation. After the first reboot, I get a first dialog box asking me if I want to install the FastTrak drivers.
If I choose "Yes", after a while, a second dialog box appears, complaining that the FastTrak driver is not signed. The problem is that, at that moment, the keyboard (PS/2) and mouse (USB) are disabled. The only thing I can do is reboot the machine.
If I choose "No", the FastTrak driver won't be installed and the Windows XP setup installation goes on. At the next reboot, Windows XP starts and crashes with a blue screen (the machine reboots, Windows restarts and crashes again, and so on). I guess that's because the FastTrak driver really has to be installed. Even in safe mode, I get the same blue screen.
I will try to use a serial mouse, connected to the COM port, but I have to find one...