Dell XPS 420 with Vista Home Premium, replaced the hard drive, download now blue screen errors

My girlfriend has a desktop Dell XPS 420 quit working a year or 2 ago. A computer technician told me that it sounded as if the hard drive was bad, recently I purchased from Dell, a Seagate 1 TB hard drive (the original is a Western Digital 320 GB).

I bought also, once again from Dell, a copy of its installation discs for Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I installed the new hard drive, correctly, as far as I can tell, but I tried several times over the past days to install Vista and a few times I got errors (BSoD) STOP and a few other times, Windows Installer errors.

What's wrong?

I run Dell diagnostics that took almost a whole day, but I don't think anything. I have not partitioned the hard drive, it's like 931 GB.

I think that may be something related to the RAM, but I'm not sure.

Thanks for any help.

Hello

Here is the information on the Dell Diagnostics:

http://support.Dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/KCS/document?docid=52057

And Dell has provided information on how to reinstall Vsta using their recovery disks.

"Manually reinstall your Windows Vista operating system"

http://support.Dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/KCS/document?c=us&CS=19&l=en&s=DHS&docid=DSN_339949&isLegacy=true

For more information, try the Dell Support Forums.

http://en.community.Dell.com/support-forums/default.aspx

See you soon.

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