Solved Vista won't reinstall in XPS 625 Tags: Hard Drives Dell Studio Xps Drivers Computers Windows Vista Storage Last response: February 21, 2013 7:17 PM in Storage Share yomama January 10, 2013 5:37:17 PM Hello, I have a Dell XPS 625. I replaced the hard drive (with Samsung HD1032SJ), and am using the disks that came with the computer to reinstall the Vista operating system. The process begins, then asks for the disk with the drivers. I put in the driver disk but the computer is not finding the drivers. It appears it is not even recognizing the new disk at all. What could be happening, and what can I do to complete the install? Thank you. More about : vista reinstall xps 625 Texasturkey January 11, 2013 1:15:19 AM Check your BIOS and make sure you have the autodetect turned on for the hard drive m 0 l danny2000 a b G Storage January 11, 2013 1:23:46 AM User is asking in multiple websites .olhttp://forums.cnet.com/7723-13974_102-582666/vista-won-... m 0 l Related resources Can't Re-install Windows 7 on Dell XPS 625 - Forum Can I change the mobo or processor in my xps 625 - Forum How to reinstall windows vista if it wont boot - Forum Power Supply Replacement on Dell XPS 625 - Forum [Request] Refurbished Dell XPS 625 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer danny2000 a b G Storage January 11, 2013 1:25:50 AM 1. I'm guessing that you need to download the Sata controller drivers for your Dell XPS from Dell's website "YoMamaPA" haha. m 0 l yomama January 11, 2013 10:22:34 AM danny2000 said:1. I'm guessing that you need to download the Sata controller drivers for your Dell XPS from Dell's website "YoMamaPA" haha. Thank you. How do I do that? Can I do it from a different computer, put them on a portable drive, and use that during the install process? I assumed all the drivers were on the driver disk provided by Dell, but are you saying I need drivers for the new hard drive? As it is, the install process begins and I get a preliminary Vista screen. It just doesn't recognize the driver disk. m 0 l zdbc13 a b G Storage January 11, 2013 12:26:43 PM Make sure your disks are clean and have no dust on them. Look for scratches and if you see some the disk may be unusable. You may be able to download and burn a new disk from Dell. m 0 l danny2000 a b G Storage January 11, 2013 6:38:10 PM Here is the locations of the Dell Service Manual for your computer: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps625/en... This won't help you with your current problem, but it does tell you how to take apart things, including the case, processor, etc. m 0 l danny2000 a b G Storage January 11, 2013 6:50:21 PM are you able to go int othe bios to see if it sees the new hard drive in there? m 0 l yomama January 11, 2013 9:45:39 PM danny2000 said:are you able to go int othe bios to see if it sees the new hard drive in there? Yes, I did that. I don't know much about all that information, but I did see the new hard drive. m 0 l Texasturkey January 11, 2013 10:17:53 PM Was it seen as the primary hard drive (Master) and not a slave drive? m 0 l Best solution zdbc13 a b G Storage January 12, 2013 12:29:12 PM Use this page to get the latest drivers from dell: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/xp... Download them and expand them to regular folders on a USB drive and try to use that. Does the install allow you to change drive letters when it asks for the drivers disk? If not you'll have to put them on a cd so it will be the same drive letter. Share yomama February 21, 2013 7:17:23 PM Best answer selected by yomama. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedReinstall Windows Vista Enterprise on same laptop?? Forum Studio XPS vs XPS 625? Forum SolvedHow to re-install Vista Home premium on new hard drive Forum SolvedI have a Dell XPS 420 with Vista, handed down to me, how to reset to factory default? Normal way not working. Forum SolvedAfter updating mobo drivers with new build, bsod on startup, now windows won't reinstall. Forum SolvedHow do I delete windows 8 and reinstall windows vista Forum SolvedDell XPS 8500 Won't Boot up Forum reinstall of original bios after installing the modded one on dell xps l502x Forum AKAI GX-625 won't play Forum SolvedDell Studo XPS 435MT won't boot, no signs of life, motherboard light on. Forum SolvedReinstall Vista to my computer Forum SolvedLooking to reinstall Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit Forum SolvedDisc Won't Eject (Dell XPS Laptop L521x) Forum SolvedAMD CCC/CIM won't run, forced underscan 13.12, reinstall no-go Forum SolvedWTF is wrong with my computer booting into Windows Vista (DELL XPS 420) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !