How to ?? : Access old Programs in New Hard Drive ?? Tags: Configuration Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: February 21, 2011 1:20 PM in Windows XP Share villat February 21, 2011 12:51:56 AM Hello, My old sata drive became corrupted. I put in a new one with a new install of xp. Now I have BOTH the new drive ( C drive) with xp and the old drive connected ( labeled as E drive ) on my PC. I can use the folders from the old drive, but all the installed programs "fail to initialize " Can this be fixed to run my old programs - or do I have to reinstall them all ?? How ?? Thankyou if you can help. More about : access programs hard drive Emerald February 21, 2011 1:33:40 AM reinstall is the only way to make them work since some of the system files are not in the Program folder and in addition the programs are missing the Registry entries. m 0 l villat February 21, 2011 1:57:35 AM Theres no way to get the system files off the old Hard Drive ? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hawkeye22 February 21, 2011 1:20:32 PM No, as Emerald has stated, you will need to reinstall those programs. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow can I transfer programs from old hard drive (without computer) to my new computer Forum How to access a an old external hard drive's files on a new laptop, when prompted to format which would erase them?! Forum SolvedAccessing old programs on xp hard drive Forum SolvedRe-Installed Windows 7 64bit as my old hard drive died (brought new one) Cant Access Internet!! Forum How to access program after new hard drive installed? Forum SolvedGot a new SSD, can I keep the programs on the old hard drive? Forum SolvedInstalled New SSD, is it possible to still put stuff on old hard drive and access it? Forum SolvedSwapping drive letters between a new and old hard drive with programs installed in it Forum SolvedMoving programs from old hard drive to new one Forum Cant access my old hard drive in new computer. Forum How to actually access documents and files from an old hard disk drive Forum Installing new programs default to an old hard drive Forum SolvedHow do I install windows 7 onto a new hard drive without cd or DVD but I have the product key on the back of my old laptop bec Forum SolvedHow to copy contents of old hard drive to new one?? Forum SolvedNoob-friendly tutorial on how to use this old hard drive on my new system? Forum Cant use programs on old hard drive installed on new computer Forum SolvedHow to transfer an OS from an old hard drive to a new pc build? Forum SolvedI was running xp my mobo died. I cannot access the administrator part of the drive to retrieve old files and programs I need. Forum Solvedusing old hard drive for new computer, how to wipe the hard drive? Forum SolvedI took my hard drive from an old laptop and downloaded it to my new laptop but can't find my old data. Any ideas how to retrie Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !