Restoring a Domain Controller

A VM machine crashed and now has a constant BSOD on boot up. It is a Domain controller in amongst others in the network. Since it went down it is still listed as a domain controller.
I have created a new VM machine to take its place but I cannot add it into the domain because it already exist within the domain. If I delete it in AD can I add the new machine back into the domain using the "same host name" (such as BSF1) and then DCPROMO it to become a domain controller again?
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arnoldCommented:
You could, but to avoid issues it might be better to use an alternate name and cleanup the AD from the old or cleanup the AD and add the new VM using the old name.

Make sure the FSMO roles have masters that are still active versus the crashed one.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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