Thanks for your reply, much appreciated.
the xbox is version 1.1. and when i boot into bank 2 i get the flashbios 3.03, and when booting into bank 1 i just get it rebooting 3 times and then flashing red and green. So this sounds to me like i've installed a dodgy bios to bank 1 and bank 2 still has flashbios on it, as it does from new.
You mention that there are 4 banks, on the xecuter 2.6 there is only bank 1 and 2 that you can choose with the switch panel. I'm guessing that these are both split into two to make 4...
By x2bm i assume you mean the bios manager thing. I've looked at this: http://www.xbox-modchips.com/tutorials/x2bmv22.htm
and it seems that i need to buy an external programmer. Do I really need to do this? I just want to get a decent bios installed onto bank 1 (so that i can install media center).
Can i not do the following to apply the x2 bios to bank 1?:
switch to bank 2
turn on and load flashbios 3.03
switch to bank 1
enable network flashing
conntect from web browser and apply the x2 bin file (which applies it to bank one as this is where the switch is set to)
reboot into bank 1
will that not work? I'll have to boot into bank 2 and flas bank 1 fom there.
forgive me if i've got the wrong end of the stick.. I am hoping i can do this without having to buy an external flasher or taking the chip out again.
Cheers for your help so far!!!