I've been using XP Pro w/SP3 for a few years. It's installed on a 1 T. WD Black Edition hard drive.
On May 5th I downloaded and installed Windows 7 on a WD 640 G hard drive.
I put the W7 drive in the pc and following some instructions I found online, I enter the BIOS by pressing 'DEL' when I start the pc.
I'm supposed to be able to choose the drive I want to boot from.
But that's not happening.
When I enter the BIOS, I go to the main screen where I only see my DVD and one of the hard drives.
If I arrow over to the Boot section and select Boot order (or something like that) I can see both hard drives.
If I arrow down to the one with Xp on it and select it and save and close, I still wind up booting into W7.
I just removed the W7 SATA connector from the mobo to be able to boot into XP. I got a screen saying that something had happened and I chose start normally which got me into XP.
I'm lost at this point.
I'm sure I'm doing something wrong in the BIOS but I don't know what.
I'm not tech inclined but can follow directions pretty well.
Thanks in advance for any help.