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#151 Venom7

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:31 PM

Alright thanks a lot bro, once I get my xbox put back together, I'm gonna give it a go.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:23 AM

Okay, well I tried it. It didn't work. I followed everything exactly. I wated til the pc was at the xboxhdm main screen and my xbox was at the M$ dash. I quickly switched them and went to option 2. i then typed xbrowser and it displayed this message:

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Looking for CD-ROM in /dev/hda
Looking for CD-ROM in /dev/hdb
Looking for CD-ROM in /dev/hdc

No disk drive found on /dev/hda
We will now search /dev/hda  for an xbox partition table
No xbox partition table found on /dev/hda


Can someone help me out? Thanks a lot.

#153 DaddyJ

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Venom7 @ Aug 10 2005, 05:34 AM)
Okay, well I tried it. It didn't work. I followed everything exactly. I wated til the pc was at the xboxhdm main screen and my xbox was at the M$ dash. I quickly switched them and went to option 2. i then typed xbrowser and it displayed this message:

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Looking for CD-ROM in /dev/hda
Looking for CD-ROM in /dev/hdb
Looking for CD-ROM in /dev/hdc

No disk drive found on /dev/hda
We will now search /dev/hda  for an xbox partition table
No xbox partition table found on /dev/hda


Can someone help me out? Thanks a lot.

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Looks as if the hd is not being palced on primary master, or is not unlocked.

#154 liteonwords

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 06:26 PM

Thanks so much dude for the tutorial, it saved my xbox and my ass..

#155 Venom7

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 09:35 PM

Well, I put it on the same ide slot that my pc hdd was on, which is the last one on the cable. I thought the hd was unlocked at the M$ dash? I also tried swapping right before the white M$ logo came up, and also right after it came up. Please help.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:46 AM

QUOTE(Venom7 @ Aug 10 2005, 04:46 PM)
Well, I put it on the same ide slot that my pc hdd was on, which is the last one on the cable. I thought the hd was unlocked at the M$ dash? I also tried swapping right before the white M$ logo came up, and also right after it came up. Please help.

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It should be unlocked, try typing xboxhd first, also to double check its unlocked, swap into option 4, and run atapwd , look on your drive, at the the end, the L should have a - behind it. even if its unlocked, disconnect the ide before rebooting, or it will relock when you boot into option 2.


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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:30 AM

Well, I did what you said, I tried xboxhd, it couldn't detect my drive. Then I swapped to option 4 and ran atapwd, my 2 cdrom drives showed up on my slaves, but it didnt detect anything on my masters. I ran the detection again and still the same thing. Thanks for your help, daddyj, i appreciate it.

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 02:41 AM

both your cdorms are slaves, and you have no masters?

wow, unhook the cdrom that is sharing the chain with the xbox hd.


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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:05 AM

sorry, i got mixed up with the secondarys and slaves. my cdroms are on the secondarys. still nothing detected on my primarys. here is what i am doing:

1.hook pc power to xbox.
2.loosen xbox ide cable.
3.disconnect ide and power from pc hd.
4.boot pc.
5.boot xbox.
6.switch cables when pc is at the xboxhdm main screen and xbox is at dash.
7.go to option 2, and type xbrowser.

This is where i get the errror. thanks. smile.gif

#160 scooby_dooby

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 03:30 PM

****** PLEASE ADD THIS TO YOUR TUTORIAL *******

k, this sounds a little screwed but it really works.

I've softmodded about 7 or 8 xboxes, the last one I did was a v. 1.6 and for some reason the HD would not spin down, and hotswapping just would not work.

I found this method, thx to kinqroach, which will prepare your xbox for hotswap on a version 1.5 or 1.6 console.

People with a 1.5 or 1.6 who are having problems hotswapping:

- put an audio cd in the xbox
- copy one track to the hd
- play the track from the HD, let play for a few seconds
- pause the song
- you HDD is now ready for hotswap!


- BTW: the button sequence for starting a soundtrack without seeing it on-screen is: A + DOWN + A + A + A(play)..wait...A(pause)

This really needs to be added to the tutorials. i tried regular hotswap 20+ times and it would not detect in xboxhdm, tried this CD method and it worked perfect 1st shot.

p.s. Venom7, your HDD is not unlocked, let me guess you have a newer xbox? try the steps above, they WILL work.

Edited by scooby_dooby, 11 August 2005 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2005 - 04:34 PM

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#162 Venom7

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 03:25 AM

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try the steps above, they WILL work.


alright, well that didn't work. thanks for your input though mate. smile.gif

so now what could be wrong? could the problem be with my pc?

Edited by Venom7, 12 August 2005 - 03:27 AM.


#163 scooby_dooby

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 09:29 PM

could be damaged cables,

try using the cables from your CD-rom drives.

probably not a problem with your PC, it sounds like your HD just isn't unlocking.

Are you sure you took the CD out before attempting to play the music file? It must be playing off the HDD.

#164 Venom7

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 12:03 AM

if it were damaged cables, why would it be able to detect my pc hdd?

no i didnt take the cd out. i saved a track and then went to the directory where i saved it and played it from there, not off the disc. but i will try taking the disc out and doing it again, since that seems to be my only option. thanks for your help bro. jester.gif

Edited by Venom7, 13 August 2005 - 12:04 AM.


#165 scooby_dooby

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 01:54 AM

i've had cables that detected my HDD on PC but not xbox, they were on their way out, at htis point it can't hurt to try.




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