Intel Embedded RAID II Failed RAID 5 array 1st disc online all others at "Ready" state. Possible to rebuild?

I have an older server based on intel S5000PSL motherboard with 6 drives in a RAID 5 array with 2 logical drives.  The RAID system is Intel Embedded RAID II.

For some reason last night during a restart from updates the physical drives 1 through 5 have reset themselves to a "Ready" state.  The first drive is still being shown as online (Part of the array).

If I click on the info for the drives 1 through 5 they still show the logical drives of the original array.

It will not let me force them to "online" because it is showing them all as "Hot Spare".

There does not seem to be any way within the RAID configuration utility go get this RAID array back online.

Is there some bootable utility I can download that will let me look at the individual drives and reset them as being part of the original array?

This is a bit of an emergency so any help much appreciated.  

We are in the process of ordering a new server so this is just really really bad timing.

We have backups but they are only partial as we have been having issues with the software.  But decided on getting a new server insead of trying to fix the software issues.

Carl
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jctcomAuthor Commented:
Managed to get a solution from Intel.

I will post it here for future reference.  But please be aware this is not a guaranteed solution from Intel, Myself or anyone else.  use at your own risk.

Because I was still able to see the exact size of the logical drives I was able to remove the existing RAID configuration and perform and "Add/New" and recreate the array from scratch with the exact logical drive sizes of the original array.

Very important!  If you do this do NOT "Initialize" the drive.  This will wipe all of the data from them.

Restarted and it started up like nothing was wrong.

My wake up call!  Get the new server in right away!

Carl

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