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#1 bakeybake


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Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:47 AM

Hello All,

I have a ms25 born feb 06 and have flashed it many times with the newest firmwares. I put in 4.0 a couple of weeks ago and it runs without a problem. I recently wanted to try to flash it the new 4.2. Keep in mind I have an Nforce4 mobo that I am using a NF4 MTKFLASH with. Nevertheless, I use a floppy and this is exactly what I do:

1. Turn on PC and have it boot to DOS with bootable floppy that has the proper mtkflash and firmware on it.
2. Turn on 360.
3. After about 10 seconds I put in the 0800 dvd+R DL, wait about 20 seconds eject it and close tray.
4. Type in mtkflash w /m xtrem42a.bin
5. Asks me what drive I would like to choose and it only lists NF4 SATA PRIMARY or SLAVE. Whichever one I pick it will hang on Port: 9eO Mster/Slave: a0 and will not do anything until I hit escape in which it says

status=00 should be 70.

I have interchanged steps 3 and 4 also and have still gotten the same results. Could it be that after I flashed to 4.0, which if I am not wrong, makes my drive a ms28, my sata no longer recoginzes the drive and will only work if I have a sata with the VIA chipset??? Like I said before, I have not had any problems before 4.0.

Any feedback would be appreciated.....Thank you.

Edited by bakeybake, 09 November 2006 - 09:50 AM.

#2 vinomarky


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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:08 AM

It's now behaving as a MS28 firmware, so two possibile things to try are
(1) add the /sata switch to your mtkflash command and
(2) the bad flash method instead of using the Enable disk

#3 bakeybake


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Posted 10 November 2006 - 12:54 AM

what is the sata switch command??

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 12:56 AM

Check the guides for the bad flash method

mtkflash w /m /sata modified.bin

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 01:48 AM

i will look into it..thanks

hey is that you Fred? biggrin.gif

#6 mayonnaise


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Posted 10 November 2006 - 02:16 PM

What program did you use to burn your enable 0800 disc? What type of media did you burn your enable 0800 disc to? I ask these as it took me burning three discs to get one that worked and I had to use CloneCD, IMGBurn wouldnt work for my enable 0800 disc even though I burn all my games with IMGBurn.

Edited by mayonnaise, 10 November 2006 - 02:17 PM.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 02:21 PM

After flashing my MS25 to MS28 based firmware, my MTKFLASH would only show 2 ports. I have found that turning off the 360 and back on with the 0800 disc still in it, run the command and MTKFLASH will detect and proceed to read/write.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 12:20 AM

I used CloneCd and burned image onto a Verbatim DVD+R DL. Is this the type of error one would get if the 0800 dvd was not burned correctly? I will try ur method tnbigdawg

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 06:16 AM

dude put in the 0800 disk in as soon as u boot ur 360 .... then wait 10 sec to eject
be sure to burn it on a DL

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