I've recently had a mod chip and 60 gig HD installed into my Xbox - unfortunately I couldn't begin to tell what software versions, bios, or even what type of chip is in there (they were installed for me, not by me...).
Since having the chip and HD installed, my Xbox (well, Avalaunch actually) doesn't load properly when turned on... Sometimes the green logo begins and freezes, other times the X changes from green to blue but the text for Avalaunch doesn't scroll across it and it freezes... On rare occasion the light around the eject button blinks red and green. In order to get the Xbox/Avalaunch to load properly (if at all) I've got to turn the Xbox off and then back on again using either the power or eject buttons - after a few tries it loads properly and all is well again.
The freezing and not loading seems to happen after the Xbox has been off for a few hours... Once I've managed to load it successfully I can turn it off and on all I want and it doesn't seem to freeze again until it's left off for a couple hours...
My question(s) is/are:
Is this happening to anyone else?
Is there an easy fix?
Is the problem going to get worse?
I can live with having to try a couple times to load the Xbox at first, but I'm just worried it's gonna get to the point where it doesn't work at all...
Actually I've got one more question as well... I seem to recall reading a few posts from people saying the HD begins to screw up when it's almost full - games not loading, freezing, etc... Is this the case? I've got about 30gig of space left without having to repartition anything to find more, but I'm curious if I should leave some of this space empty or fill 'er up?
I've honestly read through the Newbie posts and faqs to try to find the answers to these q's, but without the search feature on the site (which never seems to work when I try it) I can never find what I'm looking for without having to look through 1000's of posts.