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Catastrophic HD Failure issues...

By nightoddity
Oct 28, 2007
  1. Hi,

    About two weeks ago my secondary HD died.

    I had software installed on that drive and now that the HD is gone, my windows XP registry thinks certain programs are still there.

    I cannot uninstall the programs that were on drive "F:" from "add remove programs", I get an error saying that there is no drive "F:".

    When I try to reinstall any of the programs or related products onto my C drive, the program tries to automatically install to drive "F:" and I get an error saying that drive "F:" does not exist.

    Anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix this? I would prefer to not have to wipe my C: drive, and I'm sure there is some type of fix for this issue.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, nightoddity, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a look at the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

    Message for all newcomers

    SNGX1275's Guide to making a good post/thread

    The Techspot FAQ

    If you could take a minute to fill in some of your profile information that would be helpful to all members of the forum :)
    Knowing someone's location in the world can be extremely helpful, even if you just put a country.

    Also remember to post any problems or questions that you have in the appropriate forums

    With regards to your problem, you could download CCleaner and delete the entries in the add/remove programs list

    There should also be a way to change the default installation drive, i'm using windows vista otherwise i'd have a look but it could just be that it defaulted itself to installing to that drive.

    While you have CCelaner open, run the registry cleaner, that should help as well
  3. nightoddity

    nightoddity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Dave...

    Thanks Dave!

    I will heed your advice and update my profile to include system specs etc.

    I'll download CC cleaner and give it a try. I figured there was a software solution, but I wasn't sure which program to use.

    Thanks again!
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    that's quite alright :)

    it's really useful knowing roughly where somebody is so i give the link to all new users if i can :) (sometimes howard beats me to the hello, you'll meet him soon enough ;))

    let me know how it goes, it really just comes down to knowing what programs to use for what so i'd be interested in how it works for you
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