Ok i know some people are having trouble getting their new hard drive to work and it really sucks. I had this same problem. Evrytime I would try to boot up to a evox cdrw i made for formatting drives i would always get an error or a or the screen half cut with the error in the corner. Here are some of the steps I took 2 get my hdd 2 work.
1. If u cant get ur hdd 2 work and have an xecuter 4977 bios maybe thats ur problem. After I changed to the evox d6 bios evrything worked out perfectly. Read this guide on how to reflash ur chip: http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?act...ST&f=38&t=60720
2. After ur done flashing ur chip to the d6 bios then go into ur evox menu and click on the thing that says system utils. Click on backup and this will make a backup of important stuff about ur xbox and will be located in a folder called backup in the C directory.
3. follow this guide on how to make an evox disc for formatting drives and other stuff: http://xbox-scene.com/articles/hdd-install2.php
you can skip step number 2 if u want since we already did that.
This is exactly what I did and it worked for me. The xecuter 4977 bios was what was causing the prob for me.
Oh yeah if u want after u have the drive installed and evox on the hdd u can reflash ur chip back to the 4977.
p.s. i have a western digital 120 g. got it for 60bucks brand new at circuit city. they had two 30 dollar rebates
**WITH THE NEWER BIOS U PROBABLY WONT NEED TO REFLASH YOUR CHIP THIS IS FOR PEOPLE STILL USING THE OLD BIOS** This post has been edited by kray4737: Mar 16 2004, 07:47 PM