Multiple OS option does not enables

Compaq Hp compaq 15.6
January 5, 2011 at 20:52:31
Specs: Windows, 2gb
I had windows7 previously on my computer having just a single system drive and a recovery drive.i wanted to install another OS winXp on my computer but had non extra drive\partition for i shrinked the free space from my computer and created an unallocated space and further i turned unallocated space into partition/drive...and i installed winXp into that partition/ problem is .....when i start my computer i don't get the option of choosing the OS and winXP OP directly loads and starts..i wonder where previous OS windows7 how can i enable the multiple operating system selection during computer start up if not how can i recover my files of previous OS windows7....NOTE:when comp loaded with winXp i checked drives all are in same previous position ...system drive(of windows7) and recovery drive are present.Please help i am in big trouble.

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January 6, 2011 at 22:51:23
The problem is occurred because you installed Win XP over Win 7. The hierarchy order says that only the higher version of operating system can be installed over the lower version.

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