QUOTE(guitarguy @ Apr 28 2011, 06:58 PM)
The hot swap is quite easy. There are a few ways but I find the easiest is t do it with the dvd rom. Basically take apart your xbox and unplug the ide cable from your dvd-rom drive. Boot up your xbox and as soon as you see the error 12 come up pull the ide cable out of the xbox hard drive. That's it.
Plug it into your computer and open xplorer360. If it doesn't detect open up your device manager and right click on disc drives and click scan for hardware changes. It should show up after that. If you're running vista or win 7 make sure you run explorer360 as administrator.
OK, I get the first part no prob, unplugging the dvd drive boot up, 12, unplug, done.
So which ide cable do i use on the pc, both my drives on the pc are sata drives? do i use the master ide for the dvdrw,? and i am running win 7 32bit. Also, when plugging in to pc, does pc need to be off or on?
EDIT: got it by plugging into the first ide on the cable not second.This post has been edited by onekelly: Apr 29 2011, 07:55 PM