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#1 Pachoo


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Posted 13 October 2002 - 06:46 AM

swap out hard drives?

My Xbox's laser just got lame and won't read copied dvd's or cdrs anymore, so I bought a 80 gig HD to put in the Xbox. It already has EvoX as the bios. Do I still need to be able to get the Xbox to boot up from the Evox cd after I swap out the HD? Won't the EvoX bios still be booting up? I hope I don't need it to boot from the CD cuz it won't read it anymore.

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 09:39 AM

When you plug in that new hard disk it's got nothing on, it's new. Hence, no boot. You need to boot from a CD and copy over the useful files that you previously saved from your C & E drives.

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Posted 13 October 2002 - 09:50 AM

Your Xbox needs a working mod chip which supports larger hard drives, not all do.

The original drive must be first backed up to your PC.

You then need to prepare the new drive on your PC using the PC program to prep the hard drive. (or via the new HDDPREP CD but you still have to do pretty much the same things).

You then install the HD in the Xbox (after re-jumpering it) and boot from the Evolution-X CD.

Then you format all of the partitions 1-6, then do it again!

Finally you copy back all of the partitions you saved to your PC one at a time, with FlashXP.

When all is done, you reboot your Xbox and it's ready to go!

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