Help With Hdd, Chip, And Error 21
Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:07 AM
I also have an Xecuter 3 CE mod chip, and a 250GB hard drive, both of which I am hoping to install in the Xbox. I have found pretty good tutorials on how to install the chip, but what I'm wondering is whether or not I can simply install the chip, boot the Xbox with the new HDD, and have the chip format and prepare the new HDD for me? Or will the chipped Xbox just boot up the same way it does now, and not allow me to do anything?
Does anyone have any advice on how I should go about this?
Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:16 PM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:18 PM
Assuming the DVD drive is OK the chip will allow you to run Hexen or a rescue disc. Not done it myself so I can't give you first hand advice but this is what is usually recommended. Always listen to Idotsfan, Heimdall or one of the other real experts here, they have an unequalled depth of knowledge in all things Xboxy.
However I would suggest fitting the chip and sorting out the existing problem completely first on your retail(?) HDD before doing any HDD upgrade. One thing at a time.
Two future suggestions:-
1). Ideally use Hexen to install a protected installation so that it is more difficult to delete an important .xbe accidentally.
2). Not so important with a chipped machine but always keep the Splintercell (or AUF/MechAssault) exploit/installer gamesaves on the HDD. They act as a safety net because with most errors you should still be able to cold boot the game and get to the installer dash with its very useful FTP capability. Far easier than any alternative.
Oh, yes: final thing: never delete a dashboard .xbe and particularly do not touch a xboxdash.xbe unless you're certain about what you're doing. Always rename it to something bootable first rather than delete.
Edited by fallenangle, 17 September 2012 - 02:32 PM.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:38 PM
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