A computer running Server 2003 has had a missing 750GB Serial ATA hard drive replaced; how can I rebuild the RAID 1 array (see the screenshots)?

A computer running Server 2003 has had a missing 750GB Serial ATA hard drive replaced; how can I rebuild the RAID 1 array (see the screenshots)?

I powered down the computer, installed the new Serial ATA hard drive and then booted back into Windows Server 2003. For the next couple hours the Intel Management console said that it was rebuilding the array.

However, when I checked 12 hours later, the RAID 1 array had not been rebuilt.

When I try to rebuild the array through the Intel Management Console, the array won't rebuild.

Also, if I try to initialize the new hard drive through the Disk Management console, the disk won't initialize.

What do I need to do to rebuild this array? There are six SATA ports on this computer's system board. Does the SATA hard drive cable need to be plugged into a different SATA port, or what else needs to be done?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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If u can afford the downtime you may be able to do this from the bios. I had to do this on my recently. I had to enter ctrl-m during boot but you may need to do ctrl-r. This should get you to a program that will allow you to change the level of the raid and add disks.

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noxchoIT Product ManagerCommented:
Did you connect the drive to the port that reported previous drive problematic before? I mean the drive you have replaced.
What does it say when you try to initialize the drive? You need to rebuild the RAID either via RAID interface (right before BIOS boot) or initialize the drive first to use RAID Management Console in Windows.
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Great info.
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