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 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-... Related resources Studio XPS vs XPS 625 ? - Forum List of Vista Supported Hardware & Software - Forum Need help reinstalling windows Vista - Forum Slightly tweaked $ 625 build questions... - Forum $ 625 gaming PC - 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. Texasturkey January 11, 2013 10:17:53 PM Was it seen as the primary hard drive (Master) and not a slave drive? Best solution zdbc13 a b G Storage January 12, 2013 12:29:12 PM Share 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. yomama February 21, 2013 7:17:23 PM Best answer selected by yomama. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources BIOS Dell XPS 435MT wll not support 1333MHZ RAM Forum How to reinstall windows vista if it wont boot Forum Vista backup utiltiy won't start Forum 240GB OCZ SSD on Dell XPS 8300 - Help! Forum Dell XPS 720 won't boot Forum XPS 8300 Problems Forum Microsoft vista boot mgr corrupt cannot start with vista reinstall cd, screen bl Forum Can i reinstall windows vista using product key on sticker ? Forum Your display driver stopped responding and has recovered Forum Drivers will not load after vista reinstall Forum How do I move from HDD to SSD Forum Missing partition after windows 7 reinstall, Help! Forum BURNED DVD STARTS STOPS VISTA OS ORIGINAL FILE IN PHOTO GALLERY PLAYS Forum INMY DELL XPS SYSTEM 100 GB DRIVE IS HIDDEN HOW USE IT Forum New ssd hard drive, install win 7. use old hard drive with vista as 2 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !