as you will have gathered i have a big problem. My windows XP wouldnt start up properly and froze everytime on the "starting up" screen. i booted from my win XP CD and installed a new copy of windows (thinking it will just install the boot files again etc). however, now, its hard to explain but i think i have two operating sytems installed at once. windows (both) are installed on C drive. when i click C drive it comes up with "chris" or "chris!" (first file being the old virsion of windows and chris! being the fresh copy.) all the programms i installed on the "old" windows are still there but i cant open them from the current copy of windown that im on as it says "this program has not been installed for the current user" when there is only one user...me. i think it thinks that there are two people using the same computer (one on the damaged virsion and one on the fresh copy). this means that i have to install everything again on this copy of windows??!! can anyone save me the hasstle of this or tell me what to do?
it sounds quite hard to understand but please help!
PS: i think when i installed windows again i shoyld have pressed "R" to repair and not to install a fresh copy. oops. how can i get my old files and programms on my new copy of windows.
Edited by squall2, 14 June 2006 - 10:12 AM.