I softmodded my 1.6 xbox. All went well. My old 1.0 matrix chip modded xbox finally bit the dust. I wanted to take that hard drive, and do the softmod once it was properly installed in the new 1.6 box.
I installed the softmod on the stock hd 1.6 box, and was able to run slayers installer. I unlocked the HD through slayers but never relocked it, then powered down. I did create backup first, but i never transfered it over to my computer through ftp.
So now I have an unlocked stock HD that gets error 5 if i try to boot. When it was locked, it booted to evox just fine.
It is my understanding that i need to lock that HD again, using xboxhdm, but i need the backup files which include the lock code and eeprom.
I read about making a hardware reader, which is well beyond my capabilities.
Is there anything I can do to lock this thing? If i lock it, i can ftp all the necessary files to my computer, use xboxhdm to make a boot disc, then get my old xbox hd ready to install into the new xbox.
My old modded xbox is dead. It sounds like the coma box. I read some fix somewhere, but i dont want to solder. If I get my old modded xbox working...is there any chance I can get the eeprom off of my new unlocked HD?