"Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware"

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 Pro on a Dell Precision MP4800 laptop.

 I boot to the DVD, delete the old partition, create new partition, format and proceed with OS install.  It all goes fine until the install finishes I get a message that says "Windows setup could not configure to run on this computer's hardware".

 I found an article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1651700/windows-setup-configure-run-computer-hardware.html
that said to do the following which worked.

1)  At "windows setup cannot configure windows for this hardware" screen
2)  Pres Shift F10
3)  Type -Cd..
4)  Type Cd..
5)  Type Cd c:\windows\system32\oobe
6)  Type Msoobe

Any idea what is causing this?  Do I need to install a driver for the hard drive during the Windows 7 install?   The drive is a Seagate FireCuda 2.5 SSHD hybrid.  

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks,
cja
cja-tech-guyAsked:
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Hello ThereSystem AdministratorCommented:
It's not a clean install if you use msoobe.

To resolve your issue, change the BIOS hard disk drive setting to AHCI or IDE.
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
Do I change it back after the install finishes?
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cja-tech-guyAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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