Installing Vista on new Hard Drive prolems Tags: Dell Windows Vista Hard Drives Last response: July 25, 2012 7:21 PM in Windows Vista Share jekker5 July 25, 2012 6:28:08 PM I have a Dell XP 430 that had a hard drive crash. I purchased a new one (Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM, 32M Cache, 500 GB SATA). Using the reinstall OS disk from Dell, I am doing a clean install. The problem is when I am finishing the install I get "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware". I can detect the drive in the install process, have loaded the latest drivers from Dell, formatted the drive, no partitions, and am still having no luck. Wondering if it is the reinstall disk that is the problem, or am I missing something basic. Any help would be great. Thanks More about : installing vista hard drive prolems 3E1CH4N53N July 25, 2012 7:12:37 PM You might have to configure the bios I had the problem a few times at work when reinstalling for customers. jekker5 July 25, 2012 7:21:21 PM Trying that now. Changing around from the RAID setting to the ATA/raid for that drive. See how it goes. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumError installing Windows Vista onto new hard drive ForumProblem installing vista on new hard drive ForumRe- installing Vista on a new hard drive ForumInstalling Vista on new hard drive and... Forumvista not installing on new hard drive ForumNew Build with a used hard drive with Vista installed ForumInstalled new hard drive and vista now wifi doesnt work ForumProblem installing Windows 7 hard drive in Vista machine ForumNew ssd hard drive , install win 7. use old hard drive with vista as 2 ForumReinstall Vista OEM on New Hard Drive ForumHard drive now clicking after installing Vista .. what gives? ForumTrying to install vista on new hard drive will not let me format or make partiti ForumInstalling a new hard drive ForumInstalling a new hard drive ForumProblems Installing Vista on an SATA Hard Drive ForumReinstalling OS ( Vista ) on new hard drive ForumHard Drive showing Half Capacity after Reinstall of Windows Vista Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free ForumHave windows vista log off an admin user after idle time ForumVista cdrom driver not loading More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !