I see the make but no model. Not OS listed and well, there's so much to check. If this was an early model with XP (the one without SP2 or later) and the new drive was over 127GB then what you noted is to be expected.
It can also happen if anything is plugged into USB ports and well, I'd be adding some 100 things to check.
Tell all! Tell more.
My Gateway notebook hard drive crashed last week. I ordered and installed a new hard drive and had new boot disks sent to me by Acer. I installed all the disks in order and when they system is trying to boot up, I keep getting "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation". When I shut it down and restart, my computer freezes up with "Setup is starting services" and it never goes anywhere.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.