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#1 soki

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 02:21 AM

OK, I just tried to install Avalaunch048 on my Xbox. I FTP'ed to my Xbox and everything seemed to be going well, but for some reason, the transfers started to slow down to 0.02k/sec, 0.01k/sec and then 0.00k/sec, so I disconnected and reset my Xbox. I got past the Xbox logo thing but then the screen stayed black! Tried resetting a few more times, same result. I concluded that it was probably because the transfer started slowing down in the middle of a file, so there was an incomplete file. Then, I extracted my Avalaunch048.rar, packed it into an ISO like Qwix, burnt it in Nero onto a CD-RW and tried booting and I got the same result.. black screen (after the Xbox logo). Even though I had used the same brand CD-RW before, I tried a different one and got the same thing. It was the first time I had used Qwix to pack an ISO, so I tried xISO instead and the image file turned out to be a different size somehow, but I got the same thing on both brands of CD-RW's. So now here I am, and I have no idea what to do. To sum everything up:

Problem:
- Caused by stupidly kicking Xbox while playing a game (causing it to freeze), then rebooting and turning off in the middle of updating dashboards (Avalaunch 0.47 -> 0.48) after transfer speed slowed down to 0.00k/sec
- Black screen after Xbox logo (disc or no disc)
- No error code or 'dirty disc' error at all
- LED stays green

Things I already tried:
- Booting off a CD-RW
- Burning different brands of CD-RW, even ones I have used before and know (should) work
- Compiling the Xbox ISO with Qwix, xISO and SimpleXiso
- DAO and TAO burn settings
- Different dashboards (Avalaunch 0.47, Avalaunch 0.48, Evolution-X 3921, all from xbins)
- Opening Xbox and checking all wires on my old school 21-wire modchip

Anyone have any idea what to do? I'm sad sad.gif

Edited by soki, 01 December 2003 - 08:47 PM.


#2 HAL2001

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 02:24 AM

Hmmm. I've heard that xISO is not a very reliable program, I've always had good luck with SimplexISO. Might want to try that one too to make a boot cd.

And you are remembering to change it to default.xbe, right?



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Posted 01 December 2003 - 02:40 AM

I'll give SimplexISO a shot in a second.

In the rars I got the dashboards in, they were already named default.xbe.

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:00 AM

Same results with SimplexISO sad.gif

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:19 AM

Do you have a solderless chip? Is it possible it became mis-aligned?

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:26 AM

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking right now.. a couple hours ago, I was playing NFSU and I tried turning the Xbox off with my foot but I missed, kicked the Xbox and it froze sad.gif (guess I should have mentioned this earlier...)
I have the worst of all Xbox modchips in the world, it is a homebrew one (remember the ones with 21 wires or something like that?) with the first evoX BIOS to support HDD formatting. I think I've had it for over 2 years now or something like that, heh... only cost me like $10, too.
Well, I guess I'll have to open up my Xbox tomorrow, it's sleep time now sad.gif but I won't be able to sleep knowing my Xbox is in pain sad.gif

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 10:28 AM

emergencymode for 0.48 forces dvd-boot before doing ANYTHING else ( press both thumb-buttons while it's booting )

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 06:44 PM

Same thing, must be a hardware problem sad.gif

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:39 PM

Argh, I just opened it up and all the wires were fine sad.gif I have no idea what to do now sad.gif

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:58 PM

that sucks


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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:44 PM

Well, just for the fun of it, I tried slayer's auto installer and it magically works...!
I have no idea how, I'm 100% sure I was burning my ISO's correctly.. but I'm not complaining, yay!!

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:57 PM

how big were the avalaunch ISOs? its possible the data was too far from the edge for the dvd drive to read it

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Posted 02 December 2003 - 12:38 AM

Oh yeah, that's possible, they were only 4-6MB, depending on which ISO tool I used (and slayer's was 221MB = win).




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