Windows 2016 Domain Controller Crash due to Installation of Intel RST / Rebuilding RAID Set

Hi,

I made the mistake in installing most recent RST on an older Intel S3200SHV Server board with Intel® 82801IR I/O Controller, evidently all hell broke loose as i got spinning dots at reboot. In order to address the issue I set the controller to IDE after unplugging one of the drives. I did some research and apparently version 10.8.0.1003 is the latest one that would work with this legacy controller, can anyone please confirm this and if so, how can i go back to my RAID setup if the server no longer boots when set to RAID (Latest RST has already been uninstalled).

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated
ataenterAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
If you caused this by changing the driver (you haven't confirmed that, although I asked for confirmation), you would be able to undo that (I outlined a way with drive snapshot).
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andyalderCommented:
I don't see how that would reset the Intel RST to what it was before.

To be frank I'd not bother using RST fakeRAID, Windows software mirroring is just as good although it does take a little more effort to replace a failed disk than RST does.
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McKnifeCommented:
"installing most recent RST" - I understand he changed the driver for intel rapid storage hard drive controllers - didn't he? Last known good would revert that.
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ataenterAuthor Commented:
That's right McKnife, it does not. I just wanted to install intel RST in order to monitor the already created RAID set as Windows 2016 had provided a message that one of the disks require attention.

I'm wondering how i can revert back from this mess now :(
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McKnifeCommented:
To make sure:
1 you were able to select "last known good" but it didn't change the state?
2 You changed the driver for intel rapid storage, at least that is correct, right?

We can change drivers offline, for example look at the option -adddriver described here: http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/commandline.htm
So to enable a driver in an installation that won't boot anymore, that would be my method of choice. Take the free trial of drive snapshot, start it from WinPE (Windows setup command line) and use -adddriver.
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ataenterAuthor Commented:
I tried "last know good" to no avail..for some reason going into "command prompt" or "restore image.." options in troubleshooting at boot are not accessible as for some reason the "Admin" gets refused (although it is valid when i use it to boot into the O/S, any suggestions as to why?".

I'm now able to boot into the Win 2016 O/S with IDE..i'm wondering if i can't just copy the RAID drivers into C:Windows\System32\DriverStore
and boot back up in RAID then rebuild the second drive..or should i just restore backups / maybe just the registry?
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andyalderCommented:
I was under the impression that it didn't start to boot the OS when set to RAID in BIOS which would imply the RAID settings in CMOS were corrupted by the wrong driver being installed. How far does it get when booting and set to RAID, what's the last driver loaded if you watch it boot in safe mode?
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ataenterAuthor Commented:
It does not boot into O/S in RAID, dots spin for a while then i get to the troubleshooting screen where i cannot select restore image or command prompt as the admin password which is good is rejected.

I can only go in when set to IDE. I was thinking of restoring the O/S. Unless you have a better solution.
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ataenterAuthor Commented:
I restored backups as last known good configuration did not do anything.. Thanks for your help!
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