Stuck on "Preparing Installation" on a fresh WHS install RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just built a WHS box with the following -

    ASRock A780FullHD motherboard, AMD 5050e, 2GB RAM. The only hard disk connected is a 500GB SATA Maxtor from my pc, which I've been using without problems, and is fine under chkdsk and SMART.

    I'm using the WHS X:\Files build, enabled AHCI, and the install detected the drive (and old partitions). It takes a long time to 'clean physical disk 0' and then gets stuck on the 'formatting the system volume' stage, for >3hrs. The progress bar doesn't move. I tried this twice.

    Monday, March 30, 2009 6:45 PM


  • Please try installing with standard Windows Home Server media instead of the version you're using, following standard installation practices, and let us know what issues you have. Alternatively, you could seek assistance from the creator of the X:\Files build.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, March 30, 2009 9:14 PM