Badly Need Help
Posted 04 June 2004 - 03:45 PM
When I was setting up, I thought the way I'd had it set up was to boot to F: so that was the install method I chose...and now I can't get back into my xbox, and it won't boot up my Evox cd even. All I get when I try is Error 16.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to get Evox working again so I can get back into my box? Any help at all would be really appreciated.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:01 PM
The BIOS looks for the dashboard executables on the C: and D: drive only.
Edited by BlackTitanium, 04 June 2004 - 04:04 PM.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:01 PM
turn on the xbox, wait for error screen, the eject, then put the disc in, then close, thenpower off, then power back on (with disc in drive)
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:14 PM
I'm just hoping now for a way to get back into my box, would I need a boot disk that goes to F or something maybe?
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:18 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:34 PM
The following is a quote from a doc file that came with XBTool:
"For those moving from a non-LBA48 BIOS, if your drive is
greater than 137GB and you already have a partition 6
which goes up to the 137GB barrier then choosing the
partitioning option "Partition 6 Takes Rest of the Drive"
will result in data corruption when the drive is written
to. You'll need to reformat the drive if you want to
resize your partition 6 to use all available space."
You may have corrupted your HDD, and will have to reformat!
But first, you need establish that you can boot your Xbox from the DVD drive.
The BIOS will try to read the default.xbe file from the CD/DVD disc.
Install your original HDD into your Xbox, to verify that your modchip is functioning properly. Try booting to MSdash with modchip off. And booting the Evox CD with the modchip on.
Edited by BlackTitanium, 04 June 2004 - 04:35 PM.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 04:51 PM
I'm pretty sure my mod chip's working fine still because it's still booting up with an orange X rather than a green. Would there be any other boot discs available that might work with the F drive, maybe? Or should I think about just putting my xbox hard drive into my PC and formatting it?
Posted 04 June 2004 - 05:15 PM
You have to use XBTool to configure the BIOS.
You need to change the LBA48, in the BIOS, so that F: takes the rest of the partition. (You cannot use XBTool to modify the X2 4983 BIOS. You can only edit X2 4981 and Evox M7 BIOS.)
The BIOS has a specific boot order.
It looks for the executable (default.xbe) on the DVD drive first.
Then the BIOS will look for the executable (i.e., evoxdash.xbe) on the C: drive.
The F: partition is for storing your data, i.e. games, applications, music, videos, etc.
There is no booting the dashboard from the F: partition! You are mistaken.
You need to boot Evox from the DVD. Then transfer the evoxdash.xbe and evox.ini the C: partition.
Edited by BlackTitanium, 04 June 2004 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 04 June 2004 - 05:49 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 05:51 PM
Posted 04 June 2004 - 06:10 PM
Thanks for all the help from everyone already, though.
Posted 05 June 2004 - 04:56 PM
Anyone have any ideas? :/
Posted 05 June 2004 - 05:38 PM
Posted 05 June 2004 - 05:48 PM
Posted 05 June 2004 - 07:17 PM
It it your original Xbox HDD or the 160 GB HDD?
Didn't you back-up your orignal Xbox HDD?
The HDD key will be in the backup folder in the C: partition.
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