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I recently installed a new hard drive, and copied everything over from my previous drive.  Now, when I start programs in Windows, like paintbrush, media player, and the like, including MS-Word, I get a message that says "Failed to Register Server".  I click 'OK', and the programs seem to run fine, but I imagine that I wouldn't be able to use OLE, not to mention that it is pretty annoying.

I tried reinstalling Windows, but I continue to get the same message.

Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!!!
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mann061997 earned 200 total points
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Apparently the Windows registry was not copied correctly.
If you reinstall Windows, the data saved in the registry
by applications like MS-Word, etc. is lost.
Here are your options:
1. copy reg.dat from your old disk; note: this will only work
   properly if your directory structure is the same on the
   new disk and the old disk
2. reinstall the applications which issue an error message

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