It all started fairly easily. I decided that EvolutionX had finally been outdated, and perhaps I should give Avaluanch or another dashboard a try. I FTP'd in, installed Avalaunch, and renamed evoxdash.xbe to backup.xbe, with Avalaunch set to launch backup.xbe if the right trigger is held.
I forgot to check my bios version.
Thus, the obvious happened: the bios did not recognize Avalaunch, and booted right to the MSDash.
I've tried various things to solve the problem: I haven't been able to get my beloved Thompson drive to boot any CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, or even the CD-RW I went out and bought, no matter the or burn speed. Failing that, I went out, got a new 9v, and tried to update the Bios in my chip to 4893.06. That too failed, as WinLPC gave me a "Cannot Erase" error, no matter the DIP settings.
I fear that's made things worse, as after re-aligning it, the Xbox will only boot when the DIPs are set to "off". Otherwise, it starts, stops, starts, stops, and then (the drive LED) flashes R/G. When I boot with the chip off after that, I have to reset the clock.
I have a 1.0 Xbox, standard HD, and a Matrix chip from early 2003 with an x2 Bios that's at least a year old.
So I Fucked Up Good. I Think.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:24 AM
Your far from screwed. Just adjust the chip (get used to this if your going to keep that trainwreck of a chip) and then beg, borrow, or steal a different dvd drive. Honestly i dont know why your bothering yourself with that chip, just flash the TSOP, it takes all of like 3 mins. If you do take that advice, use blueinfinity's method.
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