How to ?? : Access old Programs in New Hard Drive ?? Tags: Configuration How To 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. villat February 21, 2011 1:57:35 AM Theres no way to get the system files off the old Hard Drive ? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to access program after new hard drive installed? ForumHow to install my old seagate hard drive into my new Dell inspirion computer ForumCant use programs on old hard drive installed on new computer ForumHow to use old hard drive on my new computer ForumHow to transfer programs from one hard drive to another? ForumMoving / cloning hard drive from old laptop to new laptop ForumI had xp, then re-installed it, can't access my old programs ForumOld hard drive , new PC ForumHow to use old hard drive on new build? ForumCANNOT access old hard-drive documents!!! ForumCan't access information from my old hard drive ForumMove old hdd to new comp, stil use old programs ? ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it ForumHow to set up new build with SSD, new hard drive and old hard drive ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumWhy doesnt my windows disk see my whole drive? ForumHOW CAN I install sound device ForumWant to format 1TB drive as one drive in Win XP? ForumHow to reinstall <windows root>\\system32\\ntoskrnl.exe for dummies Forum[Solved] Regaining access to recovery partition More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !