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Lost Mother Board

I have an app server running XP that died yesterday. I is a raid 1 config, Hardware onboard promise card. I cannot get a replacement it is an old board. Gigabyte.
I am going to replace the hardware with an actual server running server 2003.
I need to retain the drives from the old server. Any suggestions???
Is there a utility that someone has used to accomplish this? Or should I just place the old drives in the new server and try to update the drivers

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8/22/2022 - Mon

Since it's a RAID-1, you should be able to use the drive as a data drive in your new server, as long as you don't need to boot from it.  There are also tools which can read from drives which were in a RAID array, such as RAID Reconstructor and GetDataBack from www.runtime.org, but you shouldn't need to use them.

look for a promise pci adapter to use in your new server and putting your raid array on this will hopefully minimise a raid rebuild

What I need to do is take one of the drives and place it in the new server and boot from it I need to find either software or some type of solution
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

I know that I can take one of the drives. But what I need to do is take one of the drives and place it in the new server and boot from it...

It would be easier to replace the old motherboard. (If you look hard enough you can probably find one.)

First issue: If you install 2003 and it's not an upgrade install then all your old info is gone.
- (I'm not even sure there ARE upgrades to Win2003 from XP.)

Nuther: You will need to boot into XP on the new computer to do that upgrade. You will find that you must do a repair install of XP first or XP won't run. (Too many hardware changes with a new motherboard.)

You could try a dual boot setup but then apps installed in XP won't run in 2003 unless you -install- them in 2003 first.
This is really no less work or (so far as the apps are concerned) functionally different than installing 2003 to a new drive and installing the XP drive as a second drive. - Either way you still have to reinstall all the apps in 2003.

At this point I do not even need to reinstall server. I am ok with just booting the HD placed on another MB, any thoughts
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