So when I flashed the chip, the files are in the HD correct? So if I connect my HD to a modded working Xbox and enter the HD with FTP would that work?
no, when you flash the chip the bios is stored on the chip. what cappi is saying is that you probably
flashed the chip with a bios that has a different eeprom file embedded on it. the eeprom holds info
for the hdd like the unique hdd key that is used to lock/unlock it at startup. so when the xbox boots
from the chip, it sees that different info and can't unlock the hdd.
try downloading a fresh bios like the x2 5035 and then flash it to the chip.