We recently had a battery failure on our Dell Poweredge 2900 server's PERC 5i controller card and did not have another battery..or so we thought. we replaced the PERC 5i Controller Card (with onboard memory stick) with a PERC 6i without onboard memory stick along with the battery that goes with it. now the server will not boot into windows, not even in safe-mode. It now hangs at the crcdisk.sys file and then eventually reboots to repeat this cycle. The "assumed" RAID 1 array is currently rebuilding after asking the new controller card to recognize the current configuration. MY question is, is there a way to solve this problem without buying another PERC 5i controller card (assuming that that would even work at all at this point)?
The operation system is windows server 2008 and we do not have a backup of the system (to no fault of my own).
Any help on this problem would be most appreciated as this is an URGENT and persistent problem.