We should put this in the faq page or something because I found a solution to my problem, and I have saw like 5 other posts on it none with a solution. I did three things I dont know which one fixed it and it could be a combonation of all of them but anyway heres what I did: First I plugged my ethernet cable from the Xbox into my hub which is connected to my dsl modem, second I unplugged my Xbox from the surge protector and plugged it directly into the wall, and finally I put a dvd in the disk drive. It ran for about 6 hours and finally came out of the loop into evox and not a blank screen!!!! Ever since it has booted on first try and believe me I will never leave it unplugged again. Thanks to all of you who tried to help.
P.S. I know its not just the dvd in the drive or just the ethernet cause I tried them each by themselves with no sucess.
Edited by holbry, 13 March 2004 - 03:55 AM.