umm ok umm
hotswaping may be an option but game save exploits are a much better option if you have the games.. and if you do then you can delete a LOT of that picture.
if you have to hotswap as a last resort. you need to know your not permenantly unlocking the hard disk whilst you are doing this. its only unlocked whilst the xbox is still on. so you have to have the av cables attached to the xbox to hotswap and its often a good idea to copy a cd to the hard disk and have the xbox play it.
(i wouldnt advize a you tube tutorial on how to blow your nose letalone hotswapping btw)
your hard disk should not be frozen during a hotswap because the disk is already unlocked when you attach it to your pc which if im not mistaken should already be on and booted in to windows, where you then use admin tools to detect it in windows so the bios never detects it so it cant be frozen.
i dont see how you can back up the eeprom simply by hot swaping you need to install a soft mod during the hot swap process once this is done you can just stick the old hard disk back in the xbox.
then run the eeprom back up utilities on the xbox's soft mod.
then you can simply FTP the bin file to your pc. and make a cd from xboxhdm to prepair a hard disk for you and lock it with the eeprom you ftp'd over
no need for any floppys (which most people dont have now any way)
frozen hard disk on a pc can be un frozen simply by booting up without power attached to the hard disk during boot, but re attach power to the drive before selecting any options in xboxhdm..
Simply dissableing the auto detect feature dosent really work on modern day computers, unless its a feature that allows you to tell the bios ther is no hard disk attached.
all this make a disk to get the soft mod files on to the xbox after hotswapping is a bit uncalled for.. If you have access to the hard disk put the files on there directly using xplorer360.
once they are on there you can back up the eeprom.
And the only disk you have to make is the xboxhdm cd to prepair the new drive and lock it.
The longer you have a hotswap runing for the more risky things are.
just my input there on the matter This post has been edited by shambles1980: Jun 10 2011, 04:17 AM