Small Business Server 2008 Installation Stalls at Expanding and Installing Files
Posted on 2010-01-06
I am trying to install Small Business Server 2008 onto an Intel Server Mainboard S5520HC based machine with a RAID 10 array using the ESRT-2 RAID controller, the installation goes fine until the server reaches the "Expanding and Installing Files" portion of the installation. (After the completion of the SBS Answer File). The installation stalls at about 5% of the file copy and goes no further.
I still have mouse and keyboard and can access Task Manager using CTRL+ALT+DEL, the system is sitting at 99% idle CPU time and does not move. The install processes are all running, eg. SBSSetup is running but is totally idle.
I have the most up to date drivers loaded from the intel website for the board and RAID controller, I have it connected to a router so that it has an active network connection. Normally have no problems with these setups, any suggestions would be useful.