without the EEPROM, the only chance you have of unlocking the hard drive is if the drive was locked using ConfigMagic, in which case you could use the default TEAMASSEMBLY password to unlock it, but from your story, it sounds unlikely that this is the case.
QUOTE(janrocks @ Jul 22 2005, 04:19 PM)
We usually put them in a pc as the only hdd and boot from a windows 98 boot floppy, run fdisk and blitz everything off...they come from chipped xboxs' though, so maybe they aren't locked anymore. I thought that locked was default but maybe I'm wrong..Try it out, nothing to lose...
retail hard drives are not locked by default, and using a hardmod (like a modchip or TSOP flash) allows you to use an unlocked hard drive in an xbox. there's no way to do what you said with a locked hard drive.