Quote: Originally Posted by patrickcoote
Its weird though because both disks in the system were formatted
I didn't see an option to do that!!
Its my own fault anyway, based on experience of installing XP i thought it would run the same: choose install drive, format that drive and away you go...
Cringe, i didn't RTFM enough to know what would happen with the windows 7 install, i reckon
There is plenty of info on this forum so i think i'll read up a bit more before i try again
SOrry to hear that
I don't think both disks were formatted. Your XP would not exist. The Windows 7 install does not move move XP installs around (Though it may rename the windows folder to windows.old in some cases)
Sounds like you ended up formatting your non-XP drive and windows 7 installed there. So your original XP drive was left untouched. You may have actually had your C drive with Windows XP on it at disk1 as opposed to disk 0 as far as the low level drivers
were concerned and never knew it.
You can probably confirm that in the drive manager in Computer Management.
Though for this kind of reason, I always recommend to anyone installing windows, to unplug all drives but the ONE drive they wish to format/install on, then add back the other drives afterwards.