Black Screen Of Death KSOD fresh reinstall Windows SBS2011 Standard
Posted on 2013-02-03
I successfully installed SBS2011 Standard on an HP ML330 containing an Adaptec 5085 RAID controller. The OS was installed onto a new RAID1 volume.
Long story, but I needed to wipe down the volume so I performed a low level reformat of each disc (clearly wiping off the SBS install), then created a new RAID1 volume of exactly the same stripe and cache settings as before.
I insert the SBS 2011 Standard DVD-ROM to freshly reinstall the OS and, after the initial "reading files" and "starting windows" messages appear on the screen I get to Black Screen Of Death (black screen, white mouse pointer). Left the system like that for 3 days (I'm quite patient) but there is appears to be no DVD-ROM activity and very limited disc activits (judging from the LED on the front panel).
The HP ML330 is running the latest BIOS (it was before so that hasn't changed). I'm about to try to flash the RAID controller to make sure that's OK.
ANy other suggestions?
As I said, the install worked perfectly the firts time I tried. Now, clean install on exactly the same configuration of hardware and KSOD.