We have a glorified pc that we were running a gw webaccess agent on, it
appears the hard drive in the machine has gone bad. The server will no
longer boot because it cannot mount the volumes and is reporting bad
blocks on the drive. I tried to rebuild the pool and that did not work

Since the server was just an extra agent, I think it would be easier just
to rebuild it with a new drive. The server did not contain any replicas,
but I cannot get the server up to remove directory services from it. How
should I go about removing it from the tree or can I just do a fresh
install into the same context with the same server name ?

Also, this may not be the place to ask this, but how will the GW
associated with it be affected ? Obviously I will need to re-install, but
can I use all the same names etc.