This is my first time posting here, so be gentle.
I have one computer loaded with XP Pro, SP 2. I had one 60GB HD, and added another 60 GB as a slave. I have an old DOS-based game I wanted to run (Stonekeep). It runs best in DOS, but I've had it up in Win 95 and 98, but it's quarky.
I wanted to configure my system as a dual boot, with DOS and XP Pro. My reading tells me that I have to load DOS first, then XP. I've loaded a lot of stuff on my computer, and would hate to lose all of that. I do have an external 160 GB HD that I can back up to, but I'd like to avoid that. So, my questions are:
1. Is there any way to partition my HD and load DOS onto that partition without have to reload XP?
2. If I do back up the XP HD, then perform the DOS and XP installs, will the restore from the backup overwrite the DOS?
3. Will the restore reload all of my programs that I've backed up, or will they have to be reinstalled?
Thanks for any help.