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I am re-installing Vista on my machine. I am using a vista Ultimate upgrade disk to do a clean install.

I am installing the OS onto two SAS drives in a RAID 0 array using an Adaptec 5405 controller. I have the drivers installed on a thumb drive and loaded them in the install.

Here is my problem. When the installation is at the "copying files" stage it goes from 0% to 100% in only about 1-2 seconds. This was my first clue something was wrong. It then continued extracting files and finished installing normally. The only thing that seemed odd was how fast it copied the files.

Now after the screen "windows is preparing to start for the first time" i only have a mouse on a black screen. Does anyone know what would cause this?

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Go here and see if there is anything you missed
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/support...raid/SAS-5405/
It sounds like the driver did not install properly. Try a different USB Drive or look into you updating your BIOS to support. I wish you well. Let us know how it goes. I'm not sure but it may not be compatible with the 64bit OS.

6 Apr 2008 Adaptec RAID Driver v5.2.0.15728 for Windows, Microsoft certified AACRAID Driver v5.2.0.15728 for Windows Server 2008, Vista, Server 2003, and XP x64, Microsoft certified

Reset Bios Defaults Could be bad OC during OS instal
Edited by zalmancooled - 5/18/08 at 10:52am
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I already have the newest drivers and tried on a different thumb drive as well as updated bios on the controller. I tried installing on my 7,200 RMS 1tb SATA drives only to have the same problem. I formatted both drives under the disk options window on the vista installetion.
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worse come to worst I can always call microsoft.
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Is your onboard RAID or SATA controller enabled? Try disabling it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Is your onboard RAID or SATA controller enabled? Try disabling it.
My Mobo is controlling the SATA and onboard RAID is disabled. I just tried another installation DVD and got the same result. Everything is fine untill I get this black screen with just a cursor and they system freezes, as in the cursor will not move.
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