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#1 miketaylor

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:32 PM

I have a WD800 (80GB) locked to my xbox. I have the eeprom, and xbox hdm, but as my computer is really, really old, it doesn't like hard drives more than 32gb. So i was wondering if i cab limit the capacity of the WD800, as the sticker on the front doesn't mention it.
I do have another computer that is much newer and can cope with much larger hard drives, and it has h DELL bios, but for some reason it recognises it, tells me theres an error and i have no chioce but to go to the bios settings. When i exit the settings, and boot up Xbox HDM, the drive is no longer recognised. I have also tried using a bootable floppy with the unlock tools on. Any way to fix this?
Hope someone has the same drive, or a similar one.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 03:01 AM

Search on #xbins

UnLockX Ver 2.0
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1) Now will Lock your hard drive or unlock and disable passwords all in one program !!
2) Will backup your password to a file and will not over-write it
3) Password backup file is time stamped.
4) No need to use atapwd.exe to view drive status.You can see at a glance if your drive is locked or unlocked.
5) Now you only have to enter your password one time.

Requirements
1) UnLockX.exe must be run in pure DOS Mode,No windows dos box.
2) Drive must be on the primary IDE channel ( Master Or Slave).
3) If your drive seems to not want to unlock You can run UnLockx.exe two times "NO Reboot" and it will unlock your drive. Some bios will not reset the drive after a unlock.

OR

hddunlock

To do:
- Unlock and Disable in one program
- Check if the compare was succesful

Usage:
To get your password with EvoX you have to choose "Backup" in the Mainmenu. Now you should find a folder called "Backup"
on drive c: of your xbox. There is a file called "hddinfo.txt" which holds your xbox hdd password (HDD Key).

It looks like this:

01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF
01:23:45:67:89:AB:CD:EF
01:23:45:67:00:00:00:00
00:00:00:00:00:00:00:00

rewrite it as followed:

0123456789ABCDEF0123456789ABCDEF01234567000000000000000000000000

Write down your password (you do not need the last 00's)

Now you have to boot DOS (Bootdisk).

Use hdunlock.exe to unlock the hdd. (There is no check if the hdd was unlocked successfully. So check with atapwd to be sure...)
Use hddisabl.exe to disable the security mode. Else the HDD will be locked again after a system reset.


Note
Please use this programs at your own risk.

#3 miketaylor

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:17 PM

great, but the problem is with my bios, not with the locking software!
Anyway, for anybody else interessted there are a set of alternative jumper settings that worked for me.
MiKe




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