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Win XP boot issues

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I installed windows 7 on one of my machines about 6 months ago and one day I tried to boot windows 7 and it will go to the loading screen and just restart in an infinite loop. I gave up trying to fix that and took the hard drive out and a few months back I had it working just fine as an internal for another computer that runs XP. I ended up having to take it out to make room for a newer hard drive and now I need a very important document off of it. The issue is this: when I plug in the old win 7 hard drive, no matter what my boot order is the computer always tries to boot from that particular hard drive and it goes into the infinite win 7 loop. I know which drive it is and even at the bottom of my boot options, it still boots first. If I unplug it my win xp hard drive will load just fine. I was going to try and just use it externally but I cant find my [bleep] enclosure. Anyone got any suggestions? Need more detail? Thanks.
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This adapter (and similar others) is well recommended.
It will connect to your machine as a USB device.
You will be able to access the drive via My Computer.
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