I need to know if / how to boot to my previous OS on partition C rather than partition E on the same HDD. I'm thinking this may be really complicated but there is a chance its straightforward to type some string of DOS commands that will just redirect my boot back to XP.
I wanted to install Win7 on a 8Gb USB but the software wouldn't allow it, so I 'kneejerked' and went to install it onto my second slave IDE HDD but like a total prune chose the wrong drive (my current OS drive). When I realised I cancelled and the soft said it would return my PC to the way it was. Then came the bl00dy inevitable error..."unable to" return to as was. Now I get booted into a Win7 screen with DOS cmd...and thats all.
Althought I installed it onto the wrong drive I did install to a different partition on the drive (>>HDD1, C: has XP and now E: has a bit of Win7)
So to my Questions: Whats really bothering me is if this "custom" install would have done any damage to my files on C:...and if they are in the clear how can I return the boot to my old XP on C: rather than part installed Win 7 on E:?