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Installation error - 'Could not utilize UI system' RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just received the WHS trial version in the mail, however, I am getting the following error during the installation:

    'Could not utilize UI system'

    Dell XPS 410 (about two years old)
    4 GB RAM
    2 HDD (1 500gb, 1 750gb)

    Thanks 
    tamred71
    • Edited by tamred71 Sunday, January 4, 2009 6:05 AM
    Saturday, January 3, 2009 7:06 PM

Answers

  • Did you try also another SATA port? This error has also been reported, if the SATA port used for the DVD drive was connected to a port higher than SATA 4.
    Did you set your SATA controller to IDE compatibility mode in the Bios? (Should not be set to RAID.)
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by tamred71 Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:18 AM
    Sunday, January 4, 2009 8:48 AM
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  • I assume the actual error is "Cannot initialize UI subsystem"? Try a different DVD drive. (Yes, really :) )
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, January 4, 2009 2:00 AM
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  • Thanks Ken.

    I attempted another installation (using a different DVD drive) and unfortunately, still received the same error (Could not initialize UI subsystem). 

    tamred71

    Sunday, January 4, 2009 5:29 AM
  • Did you try also another SATA port? This error has also been reported, if the SATA port used for the DVD drive was connected to a port higher than SATA 4.
    Did you set your SATA controller to IDE compatibility mode in the Bios? (Should not be set to RAID.)
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Marked as answer by tamred71 Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:18 AM
    Sunday, January 4, 2009 8:48 AM
    Moderator
  • That did it!  Thanks for your help.
    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 2:18 AM
  • tamred71 said:

    That did it!  Thanks for your help.

    good to hear, that you could solve it, but - which of both was it, the different port or the SATA controller mode?
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 10:17 AM
    Moderator
  • Olaf:

    Thanks so much for your post!

    I was having "Could not initialize subsystem..." error and saw my SATA was set for RAID, I changed to IDE and now all is well.

    Thanks for the helpful post!

     

    Cheers!

    Friday, April 23, 2010 12:30 AM