lightning strike toasted my motherboard & power supply. apparently the replacement required a new RAID driver and the previously used driver will not work with the new configuration. i do have a current backup of c:\ w/Acronis 9.0 prior to the crash. I don't think the system will see the RAID array if booting from the rescue disk (w/o the RAID controller driver) all I can think of is: 1. virgin windows install onto new system 2. restore c:\ from .tib file 3. reboot system to windows install cd 4. reinstall windows (w/new RAID controller driver) over restored windows installation (from .TIB file) to preserve previous programs, etc., avoiding reinstalling everything all over again. does this sound right? is there a better answer? would appreciate any help ASAP. thanks!