Welcome to the community, luciesquehm!
I'm sorry to hear about your issues with the WD SATA drive!
Unfortunately, issues like that is why we don't recommend purchasing refurbished HDDs. I'd suggest you to test the drive's health and SMART status first using WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics utility. Make sure you run the QUICK and EXTENDED test from the tool here: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=3Xy0ZT
Another thing you can try using the tool is performing a FULL ERASE to the entire drive using the WRITE ZEROS feature. Here's a link to our KB that explains how to do that: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=rR2Nj0
Afterwards, try installing Windows on it again.
Keep me posted with the results from the test!