Ok, I tried posting before and members with the exception of PK did not reply so I guess I did not give enough detailed information because I know there are some very helpful people on this forum. In the meantime I have read literally hundreds of pages of literature, PDFs, and posts and while that did not help me fix my problem I feel I can more accurately describe it.
I was flashing a Ms28 and it failed half way through, and from then on out the via card never worked so I replaced it, so now I have a new via card (VT6421A) a MS28 with half a flash and an original and modified firmware file.
I bought the same via card that I used before and reinstalled the drivers, and did not install the via raid tool, as per Textbook's instruction, and also used his link for the most up to date drivers. I used iPrep to prepare a new flash drive, and replaced the backup folder with the one from my previous dump of the drive. This makes it so that as far as the flash drive is concerned it has dumped and copied the key over to the modified firmware.
When I boot from the flash drive (with all IDE and SATA devices disconnected and the MS28 plugged into the port on the via card closest to the front of my computer) into the program on the flash drive, then boot my 360 type in the command iFlash with my serial number here then hit enter, have it detect my drive as Xtreme then power down my 360, and press the corresponding number (I have waited all sorts of time intervals here before I power it back on, and I do pay close attention to the led on the power supply) when I turn the drive back on it always just says "Port: 9000, Master/Slave: a0"
and never starts flashing the banks, as it has with every other MS28 I have flashed. when I hit escape it tells me "status 00 should be 70" Things to keep in mind:
I have tried not rebooting 360, and treating it like a MS25 as per some forum suggestions.
This is not my first MS 28 flash, I have done a few before
When I hook the 360 up to the tv I get a E65 error
I read somewhere you must disable raid for the via card (although I have done other MS28 with the same configuration) I do not know how to do this with my card THE VIA CARD I USE
I have since bought another of the same card and that did not fix my problem
I have never used a custom MTKFLASH, only one produced by iPrep which I have only read good things about.
Any help you guys and gals can offer will be greatly appreciated This post has been edited by jimmysbluecat: Aug 13 2007, 04:03 PM