Satellite A200-137 - cannot install windows after the hard disk crash

last week my a200-137 crashed and now I have the new hitachi 500 GB hard drive on it, even before the accident.
I have install with Toshiba recovery DVD windows Vista on it and after succesfull installed I have to start windows, it says prepare for first use windows then I have to wait a while and then I get the message that windows setup is not complete. But it is complete!

After trying to install 3 times with recovert I tried to install windows xp.
After a few minutes and transering files, I don't get the message no disc found! It is said that there is no hard drive on the laptop!
But when I start the start menu or the settings menu, I can see the 500 GB Hitachi hard drive!

So why windows can't find hard disk and why can't I start windowds visat after installing with the recovery dvd?

> So why windows can't find hard disk and why can't I start windowds visat after installing with the recovery dvd?
On this virtual path, it is not easy to say why you can not install recovery image. It would be interesting to know if the same thing will happen when you replace the HARD with the same or identical.
This title was the original HARD drive?
If possible, try to get original Microsoft installation disc and check if the HARD drive will be recognized by Vista or Win7 and of course if you will be able to install and boot OS preinstalled.

Regarding the installation of Windows XP Home edition: it is well known that the WXP installation will start properly due to lack of SATA driver that must be loaded prior to installation of WXP begins.
Check out this forum and you will find hundreds of threads with detailed explanation why this happen and what can you do about it.

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