laymans terms right now..
The xbox was designed so people couldnt just change the files that was on the hard disk.
They did that by password protecting the hard disk, The xbox knows the password, where the password is stored on the xbox is what we call the eeprom...
The Xbox Will not start Unless it can unlock the hard disk, "so you cant just use an unlocked one" and it has to be the same password "so you cant just iuse a diferent xbox's hard disk"
usualy we softmod the xbox Then the softmod reads the eeprom and gets the password. It then saves it as a file called eeprom.bin.
We then move the eeprom.bin fille to the pc, usualy by FTP.
Obviously you cant do that..
You can however Make a little do dah called a eeprom reader "or you can buy one", this connects to your pc's com portThen you have 2 pins that you press in to specific holes on the xbox.
You then turn on the xbox. and run a program on your pc called pony prog.
The xbox unwittingly sends the password data "eeprom" to the eeprom readet, That sends it to your pc and the free program "pony prog" reads it.
You can then hit save on ponyprog. and you have your eeprom.bin
With the eeprom.bin you can then lock the 60gb hard disk you have and it will work in the xbox,
Having the eeprom.bin wil also mean never having to hotswap. Because you can lock and unlock the hard disk.
A diferent alternative would be to buy a mod chip for the xbox. These allow you to use unlocked hard disks so you would not need the eeprom.bin to lock a hard disk.
So have a think about it and let us know what you decide. We cant help you more untill you decide what action you will take.
Edited by shambles1980, 19 January 2012 - 09:21 PM.