The reason you're struggling to find the info you need is because you don't use a modded BIOS with a softmod - the softmod patches the MS-BIOS in memory. To solve your problem you have two basic choices:
- upgrade to a later softmod with LBA48 support (and a whole pile of other useful features). Start here
- install a chip, or TSOP flash your Xbox with a modded BIOS.
If you stick with the softmod then yes, your stock HD will allow you to recover - as will xboxhdm and a copy of your eeprom!
Or have I misread your post, and you want to convert from your softmod into a chip/TSOP flash....?This post has been edited by Heimdall: Oct 8 2008, 11:35 PM