I am building a Windows 2003 R2 server on a brand new HP ML110 G5 server. I build an array with an Adptec Raid 2405 cotroller card (RAID 1 with two Seagate 500 GB SAS disks). If I start a Windows Server 2003 R2 from an other disk, I can see and access this array. But if I install Windows on this array with newest sas raid drivers from Adaptec, I am able to get through the first stage of the Windows Server 2003 install where it formats the array and installs the necessary files for Windows Server to reboot and continue the install in the windows environment. This is where I have the problem, upon rebooting the server freezes during the post when it try's to access the array. The card just beeps and the access light flash in a strange pattern.
I made sure that the card is listed first in the boot sequence in the server BIOS. The HP server has newest available BIOS and the Adptec card also has newest BIOS. I changed the Adptec 2405 to a similar new card, without any success.
I know, there was such a thread here at this site:
but the solution there was to exchange the controller to a LSI RAID card. But that's no solution for me having this Adaptec 2405 in the server.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.