Can you explain this a little more?
Usually when a re-install is performed, all software is wiped out and the Operating System is as it was when it was first installed. Then you get to re-install other software from the install CD's or find them on the internet, download the installation file and install them that way.
There is an option of a "Repair Install", where the process attempts to replace any damaged or lost system files, at the same time preserving any installed software, but often a repair install will break software installations.
Which did you do, and how?
Did you have to re-install Norton, Nero, and those others as if installing them from new? If so, then the install process would have added them to Add/Remove programs if this was a fresh installation.
If you know you have Norton and the rest on the hard drive, what do you mean they do not show up on the computer? All installed software is stored on the hard drive.
I had a crash and felt like I had to reinstall XP. Obviously I didn't know what I was doing, but I did get the system installed and put programs back on that I had disks for. The problem is that I now have Norton, Nero and others on the hard drive that do not show up on the computer but when I do a scan I have to check through all those programs and they are taking up space on the drive. I cannot access any of them.
Any easy ideas? Thanks in advance.