Motherboard Swap / No Boot

Current Spec:
Intel i3-3220 GA-H77-DS3H (New)
1x8gb ddr3 1600
2x500 gb WDC wd5003abyx drives; raid1
windows server 2008 R2 foundation

The system was working fine utilizing the gigabyte GA-h77m-d3h and hung during a shutdown. The system was force powered off, and upon restart was indicating a memory error. (3 short beeps small pause, 3 more short beeps) Once I was sure the memory was fine (tested known good sticks, and original stick on different mobo) I found the closest motherboard I could to the original.

Upon installation the computer posted fine but I was greeted with "your computer did not shutdown properly, option to repair or boot normal. Tried booting normal and received Windows Failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause error code 0x000000e

When booting from installation media, when I attempt to repair I am greeted with "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. I believe that is do to the disk being raid1. -- I am able to disconnect one of the drives to receive some options of getting into the command prompt etc.

Boot Option1: Intel Raid Boot Option2: UEFI DVDRam Sata Controllers: Enabled Sata Mode Selection: Raid

Any advice where to go from here? Can I break the raid1 and not have any data loss?
Note* I know you should reinstall for a mobo or major hardware swap, but I did not have that option unfortunately, and was hoping with a similar enough chipset everything could work out.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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  1. Server 2008 R2 foundation does not appear to be a supported OS.
    Reply to Calvin7
  2. Calvin7 said:
    Server 2008 R2 foundation does not appear to be a supported OS.


    Hello Calvin,

    I recognize it is unsupported, but it also was not supported by the previous board either it seems? Generally is seems w7 drivers work for 2008.
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  3. Since Server 2008 R2 is not officially supported on that motherboard, there are no definite answers to your questions. Your doing the experiment, so your the one who can tell everyone else how well Server 2008 R2 works on your new Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H motherboard. You are right, the 2 motherboards are very similar. If you look at the driver downloads for these 2 boards, the chipset updates are identical, while the BIOS updates are close but not completely the same.

    As for the question will you have any data loss if you break the raid1, that i'm not sure, but i would back up anything important beforehand.
    Reply to rocktalkrock
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