Failed onboard RAID controller- Replacement?

Highpoint / Rocketraid 1740
September 1, 2010 at 18:23:37
Specs: Windows Server 2008
I have an old supermicro server with a 6-port onboard RAID controller that failed. The drives were mirrored and not striped, so recovery is possible. I installed a Rocketraid 1740, which does support Server 2008. I can start to boot the OS, but it reboots almost immediately after the green status bar appears during startup. If I do a startup repair and choose the drivers on the CD, it finds the OS, but cannot repair it. How can I install the drivers into the OS if the OS will not boot? I have tried all the options... The main reason the server needs to boot is that I need configuration information about how some reporting services were set up as well as some Sharepoint configuration details. I appreciate any advice I can get.

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September 1, 2010 at 19:29:57
Did you offer aditional drivers when you booted from the 2008 disk ?

Have you configured RAID on via the Raid Controller Configuration BIOS ?

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September 1, 2010 at 20:08:39
There were four drives- two mirrored volumes, one for OS, and one for data. I tried using a normal SATA controller, but there must be some metadata in the raid config and it would not boot from the OS that way. I didn't want to risk ruinging both copies of critical data. Now when I boot, Windows reboots when it tries to initialize storage during boot. I did not use a W2008 CD, but rather booted from the hard drive. I'm looking for a way to insert those RAID drivers at the file level into the W2008 system volume. Startup Repair said it could not fix the startup problems.

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