Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:39 PM
XP pr 32 sp3 OS
What happened: Hard drive crashed or was infected.
It would load to the blue screen and beep and then try to reload... blue screen and reload..
Hoping I had not lost everything, I tried a reinstall of the same operating system. When finished, there was nothing there, or that I could see...
I started to install some of my programs and got a warning saying that it would erase the last installed!!????
I quickly went to c drive and opened the program files.. and this is where it get's strange. I have all my programs on there. I can pull up my desktop from before the melt down. Some programs even run, most do not. There is not two program files.. just one. wow! Don't get why I can pull them up by going to START-My Computer- C drive- Programs and see everything. They just won't run...
My question is how do I get the same OS to recognize the programs that are on the C drive..?? I really don't want to have to re install all of the software.. it would take a day!!! need to be working. Deadline tomorrow.
PS... there is no dual boot..