how to boot two sata drives

By oinkspots ·
I havetwo sata drives, one I want for winxp, the second for win7.

I have xp on the c: drive and I installed win7 on the second drive. When I re-booted, a dos screen came up, giving me the option of booting into an earlier ver (XP) or win7.

I could not move the arrow to the earlier version (XP) and the system booted in win 7.

What can I do?


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by mamies In reply to how to boot two sata driv ...

Hi Judi,

First I would remove your email address from your previous post or you will get spammed alot.

With the Keyboard it sounds to me like you have a USB keyboard attached to the system when it can take a PS2 (round connection) which can cause this.

You could try going into the BIOS and looking for a setting that has to do with a USB Keyboard support or something similar. Or you could find a keyboard with the PS2 connection (They are starting to get abit old but you can still buy them).



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how to boot two sata drives

by balge In reply to how to boot two sata driv ...

couple of things
make sure XP has SATA drivers installed, and use easyBCD -

generally best to install 7 first

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