Okay Good news I made it work. I might have gone the long way around but I made it work. The following is what I did. I had feeling that the hard drive was dying due to the sound it was making. So I grabbed the factory hard drive (that was on the shelf) from my other Xbox and rebuilt it with xboxhdm and locked it. I put that hard drive in my soft modded Xbox and installed a evox dash on C:(Thanks Chancer, you answered a lot questions I had when I first got the modchip 2 or three months ago) . Then I unlocked it and put it in the hard modded box and WHAMO I had a function Xbox. Now I just have a small ftp issue I should be able to figure out myself, If not I will post question about it later.
Hey Chancer, I just wanted to thank you for a couple thing, first for answering all of my question a couple of months ago. Second for that great web site you have with the detailed pictures, it helped straighten out a misunderstanding I had about which legs of the pin header to clip. And last just for being on these forums, I have learned a lot from lurking! Thank You Chancer.