QUOTE(XmodsUK @ Dec 1 2008, 03:37 PM)
Never used vista, so can't help with that one. Not heard of it before though.
Avoid the cross wire trick. Seen too many people fry their drives doing this.
The cross wire trick had nothing to do with the bad flashes. The drives were both in mode b fine and visible in windows Vista. I could dump and restore original firmware but on both drives the patch failed. I installed XP on a spare drive and got a new hitachi for cheap, flashed it no problem so everything is fine now.