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Cannot delete inactive datastore and other issues

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I cannot delete an inactive datastore from my cluster. It shows under Inventory, Datastores. But it doesn't show under Hosts and Clusters. I am a newbie and I probably did some stupid things along the way.

I had that datastore available yesterday. Then I installed the Rollup Update 2 on both hosts successfully. When it came back on, the system said it removed the problematic datastore. I didn't do it, or at least I'm sure that I didn't. So then I tried to add it again and that's when it said to use the same signature or resign it. I think I made a mistake because it created a new datastore starting with the "snapxxxxxxx...". 2 VMs cannot start because some of their VMDKs were on that datastore. I have a copy of the folders for both VMs and I backed them up to be safe. But how do I fix this issue now? I'm sorry if I don't explain this right. I am sweating right now...

What should I do? I tried to delete the inactive datastore so I could recreate one with the same name. It won't let me delete it. Can't even select that option as it is greyed out. Or do I need to rebuild the VMs or reconfigure them?
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