Applications installed on D drive not showing up under Start-Programs in Win 2000

By skibee
Feb 19, 2005
  1. I had to replace my C drive this week do to hard drive failure of the old one. I already had a D drive that had a number of appliications already installed on it.

    After putting in the new hard drive and re-installing Windows 2000, I noticed that the applications on my D drive no longer appear in the programs list under Start-Programs.

    Is there anyway I can get the Programs list to recognize them again without having to re-install them?
  2. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    I'm afraid you will have to re-install those apps...
    The registry on your new installation has no idea they are there.
    If you still have the old drive and can access i would suggest using the utilities that shipped with the new drive to clone it to C:
    Then it should work...

    patio. :cool:
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I"m afraid that patio is right, you will need to reinstall the applications because the new installation cannot go out and 'seek' and find old applications. Hopefully you still have the installers. But if you have data or settings saved within those programs they should still stay intact.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
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