I recently posted this question:
My friend (who i modded xbox and put in new hd + like 20 games) tried to load xbox live without realizing what would happen. Now everytime the xbox starts up it goes into ms dashboard automatically. Is there anyway to get it back without losing the games and does the link below show how to fix it or is that something different?
And recieved this response:
Your MS dash was not xboxdash.xbe, EvolutionX was. When you install Live, it overwrites xboxdash.xbe with the new Live dash. So, you just have to FTP the EvolutionX dash back onto your HD as xboxdash.xbe BUT BUT make sure you rename xboxdash.xbe to msxboxdash.xbe before you do this
I tried it but it didn't work the first time and i noticed that the xbox turned on and then off (3 times) which i knew was a sign of the mod-chip being not alligned (easily fixed) since this has happened before. So this time i turned it on and it worked and it loaded to evo-x dashboard and i shut it off to take it upstairs to my computer. However, when i got up and turned it on, it just went to the msdashboard time and then to error 05 without evo-x at all. I tried many disks and different combos but nothing seemed to work. How come it worked the first time?
Error 05 means: kernel - HDD not locked (retail bioses require the hd to be locked)
How come it worked the first time and i didn't recieve this error? Do i need to lock it...then do what...and will locking it erase all the games off of the hd?