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#1 stevedensmore

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 04:22 AM

I am in a dilemma. Tonight I modded an Xbox with the Xenium chip. I was expecting the hard drive I was swapping in it to be lockable after I had found that all users were able to lock this model from the compatibility chart.

It turns out that it wasn’t and now I would like to try another 250GB hard drive I have in it to see if that will lock. My problem is that when I tried to format the 250GB drive that would not lock in the Xbox in my PC, it did not show up in the computer management disk tools, and it also just sat there clicking.

I want to be able to put the drive that wasn’t lockable in my pc, format it and copy all the contents from the other 250GB drive over. Then check to see if the other 250GB drive is lockable in the Xbox.

Is there someway I could format this unlocked hard drive again so that it is not setup with the Xbox file structure?

After searching through 35 pages of search results, I did not find an answer.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:04 AM

HD clicking is not a good sign. Continous clicking basically means the
drive is constantly resetting itself, and is pretty much toasted.
Do you see the drive in device manager? If not, check to see if the drive
shows up in BIOS, if not, you probably have it jumpered wrong. If its
jumpered right, cabled correctly, and still does not show in BIOS,
its busted.

Assuming the drive is unlocked and working properly it should show in
disk management. You will have to initialize it first, then partition and
format. After that, it will get a drive letter and appear in "my computer".



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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:08 AM

I threw the drive back in the Xbox and it works fine, so I know there's nothing wrong with it. The main problem being, it was formatted to operate only with the Xbox. Therefore Win2k is throwing a fit because it is not compatible with that drive format.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:32 AM

Different file systems will not cause OS's to have fits. It'll just appear
as unallocated space if the OS doesn't support the file system. But it
can be partitoned and formatted for WIN2k through win2k.

EDIT- The drive is unlocked, right?

Edited by project722, 16 February 2005 - 05:36 AM.





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