Posted 27 May 2004 - 09:38 PM
i have a xecuter2 chip, (external switches n a blue LED) therefore the chip can be turned off...
can you turn off the chip so it will boot up to the MS dashboard?
because when i turn it off and boot up now i get an error msg, so its just on all the time and always boots to EvoX...
can anyone help me here?
(probly sounds really dumb)
Posted 27 May 2004 - 10:22 PM
It's most likely 13 or 6.
6 means your hard drive isn't locked.
13 means your original M$ dashboard files are screwed up.
Posted 27 May 2004 - 11:11 PM
Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:55 AM
i get the xbox blurb when i boot up with the modchip OFF
then the error code appears 2-3 secs afterwards
i can launch into MS dash through Evolution X when the modchip is turned on
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:06 AM
i re-named the Evo x dashboard file "xboxdash.xbe"
hope that helps
Edited by peter_dur, 28 May 2004 - 10:17 AM.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 10:34 AM
The reason it gives error 13 when you boot with the chip disabled is the retail bios looks for xboxdash.xbe, which in your case is Evox. It won't work that way.
You should probably change a setting in the evox.ini to look for your ms dash as xboxdash.xbe too instead of msxboxdash.xbe.
I don't know why when people put a chip in they do all this dashboard renaming crap. Is that from Slayers? The only reason to rename your default MS dash is if you want to run a FONT exploit. that's it. period.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:07 PM
so if i rename xboxdash.xbe to evoxdash.xbe it will boot that with the chip on?
and if i rename msxboxdash to xboxdash it will boot that when off and it wont screw up?
Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:15 PM
|so if i rename xboxdash.xbe to evoxdash.xbe it will boot that with the chip on?|
It should boot to evoxdash.xbe. If you want to be safe and check, get the bios that you are using on your chip and load it into XBTool. Look at the boot order and filenames. If it's something like the 4981, the default settings are
4. i don't remember
(well, it something like this anyway.)
It eventually boots into evox because you have evox named xboxdash.xbe (which is at the bottom of the list because it's supposed to default to the original dash if it can't find any other homebrew dash.)
Also, even if you do rename the dash files and it won't boot to a dashboard, with your chip on, you'll still be able to boot with a boot disc.
|and if i rename msxboxdash to xboxdash it will boot that when off and it wont screw up?|
Yesm the default MS bios ALWAYS boots to xboxdash.xbe. So, as long as the msxboxdash.xbe is actually the original xboxdash.xbe file and your HD is locked, you should be fine. (you might want to make sure to backup your EEPROM before hand too. Just in case...)
Edited by The Juggler, 28 May 2004 - 12:18 PM.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 12:22 PM
the newer bios has multi boot options first evoxdash then avalsomthing
then xboxdash.xbe last so with chip on it will find evoxdash first and with
off m$ bios looks for xboxdash.xbe
Posted 28 May 2004 - 01:25 PM
probably, again sounds really stupid
Edited by peter_dur, 28 May 2004 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 02:03 PM
|probably, again sounds really stupid|
Remember, there's never any stupid questions, only stupid people. j/k
How did you flash your modchip? You want to use the bios that is currently on your modchip. I think that if you have the backup feature on Evox, it'll create a backup folder on your C drive with a bios.bin in it which is a copy of the bios from your chip.
Otherwise, the bios.bin on your C drive isn't necessarily the same bios that's flashed onto your chip. I can't tell you how that got there and what it is.
Once you do find the proper bios.bin though, Open Xbtool, and then Open that Bios in it.
Posted 29 May 2004 - 07:32 AM
EDIT- i nacked this post, see below for results
Edited by peter_dur, 29 May 2004 - 08:07 AM.
Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:06 AM
i downloaded Xbtool
renamed by xboxdash to evoXdash
renamed msxboxdash to xboxdash
re-boot with chip ON -> Evolution X launches - Happy
Power off, turn OFF chip, turn on X-box-> MS is BACK under the X-box logo and the MS dash appears
thanks for all the help!
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