I've installed xp over 98 and now can't access any programmes on my c drive that were installed under 98. I can see them when I explore c drive, my virus checker checks them in addition to the progs I`ve installed under xp, but there is no way I can run them nor get them to show up on xp`s programme listings.
I have had a similar problem with a hardware fault.I had to do a repair reinstall of xp home and then could not access any programs--even though they were present in explorer.
Two things to try---
In my case reistallling my progams over the top of the original worked.
If this dosen't work for you try windows compatability mode. Go to all programs and pick the start icon for a program--right click it and choose properties. then left click on compatability and choose to run it under windows 98 mode.
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