xp twice on hard drive

  enjg 11:13 19 Aug 2007
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My motherboard failed so I purchased a bare bones system, keeping the old hard drive and other components. When I placed the hard drive into the new system and started up I got a blue screen message regarding pci.
I learned then that XP Pro SP2 will not recognise a pci system, I eventually had to make a "slipstream" cd to install XP and get the computer running.
My 160gig hard drive now has the old XP Pro SP2 and all my programs in Partition "c"(System -127gb) and the working XP Pro SP2 on partition "g"(Boot - 24.6gb). At the moment I am unable to access any of my programs on drive "c".
Please can anyone guide me in two areas?
How to safely remove the original instalation of XP Pro SP2?
How can I access my original programs which are still on the original hard drive "c"?
Any help or guidance will be greatly accepted.
nikgee.

  xania 12:18 19 Aug 2007

As I understand you, your main system is on G: and you want to delete C:\ Of course, you can always load up G: and then format C:, but I would suggest you merely delete the Windows forlder on C:\ and leave this as your programs drive. However, please note that you will have to reinstall most programs before they will run, as they need to have entries in the Registry, and, of course, those entires will only be in the older version of Windows.

  xania 12:18 19 Aug 2007

As I understand you, your main system is on G: and you want to delete C:\ Of course, you can always load up G: and then format C:, but I would suggest you merely delete the Windows forlder on C:\ and leave this as your programs drive. However, please note that you will have to reinstall most programs before they will run, as they need to have entries in the Registry, and, of course, those entires will only be in the older version of Windows.

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