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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Problem Installing Windows Vista onto New Internal Hard Drive Forum SolvedHow to re-install Vista Home premium on new hard drive Forum Solvedvista installed on new hard drive, drivers missing Forum SolvedTried to install Windows Vista onto new hard drive and it did not complete for some reason Forum Solvedcan I install an OEM Windows Vista on the same computer with a new hard drive Forum SolvedInstall Vista to New Hard Drive from Recovery Partition (Gateway T-6859u) Forum Problem installing vista on new hard drive Forum Error installing Windows Vista onto new hard drive Forum Installing Vista on new hard drive and... Forum Re-installing Vista on a new hard drive Forum vista not installing on new hard drive Forum SolvedNew Build with a used hard drive with Vista installed Forum SolvedInstall old xp hard drive in new pc with vista Forum SolvedInstalling Windows Vista/Windows 7 on a hard drive with 512 bytes/physical sector and non-aligned partitions Forum Installed new hard drive and vista now wifi doesnt work Forum Trying to install vista on new hard drive will not let me format or make partiti Forum SolvedBuying and installing a new Hard drive help Forum SolvedHow can I format my vista hard drive so I can do clean install of win7 Forum SolvedTrouble Installing New Hard Drive Forum SolvedInstalling an old hard drive in new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !