Satellite Pro A210 - error recovery after a new installation of HARD drive


I have a satellite pro 210 (bios v1.6) has died the HARD drive.

I bought a new WD Scorpio Blue 250 GB HARD drive and ran the reinstall drive (I've done exactly this for a friends Equium a month or so back and all worked flawlessy!)

Everything worked fine until the first re-boot, went through the usual stuff:
Please wait a moment while windows starts for the first time
Then a windows background, spinning slider with waiting message please, much HDD activity
Then the sudden error:
"Installation of Windows could not configure windows to run on a hardware on this computer."

Does anyone have ideas, what it might be?
A google search suggests the sata bios settings, but I do not see in the configuration of the bios page.
In my view, there is a new bios v2 by download - would this help?
If so how can I install it when the computer does not start vista? Or any other suggestions?

Thanks for reading.

Cheers, Stephen


The SATA driver is not necessary if you use the Toshiba Recovery disk because the image on the recovery disk contains the SATA driver.
So there must be other reason for it.

In your case, I recommend setting the BIOS settings by default and start over once the recovery procedure.
Maybe something went wrong during the configuration of the OS if second installation is worth a try

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