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How do I re-enable failed logical drive on DL380g3 with Smart Array 5i?

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I was doing some testing on my ESXi Server, HP DL 380g3.  I removed one of my drives so it wouldn't accidentally get overwritten as it had a very important guest VM on it.  In this "testing" / "stupidly messing around" somehow all my "logical" drives were removed from the array.  I recreated the logical drive that my ESXi host was installed and reinstalled ESXi no problem.  Now the drive that was holding the guest VM reports that it is physically ok but the logical drive is failed.  When I boot up I come to the screen that asks if I want to press F1 to continue with logical drive disabled or press F2 re-initialize the drive but that data loss would likely occur.  I am very afraid that pressing F2 will cause enough damage that the guest VM will not run.  I have tried booting with Bart PE disk so that I could grab the data from the guest VM if possible, but it cannot see any of the SCSI drives.  Both drives (one for the ESXi host and one for the datastore that holds the VMs) are single drives, so the Controller says they are Raid 0.    Any help would really be appreciated!!
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