Yesterday i encountered some problems unlocking and locking my fathers original xbox hd (Seagate).
It was originally softmodded by an unknown person with SID/AID.
It worked fine, but i would upgrade the original and upgrade to a newer drive (80GB Maxtor) aswell..
However, somehow the masterpass of TEAMASSEMBLY locked the whole thing and i could not unlock it, even by using the masterpass again. (It was unlocked/locked with Config Magic when softmodded, so the master pass is correct and all backups (pass and eeprom) are on the drive.
This prevented it from booting the xbox (error 6), and from booting the pc if i let the bios recognize the xbox hdd..
This morning i decided to at least try to let me boot with it recognised and unlocked.
So, in theory i should be able to recover.
After a 30min struggle with the drive and booted from a bootdisk with hddunlock and atapwd i finally got atapwd to show the drive as:
So it's unlocked again and in theory recoverable..
But what to do now? I want to backup the contents first before trying anything else..
The xbox hdd is recognized in bios, Primary Slave (for now), and i can see it in "Hardware"from WinXP.."
However, Acronis Disk Director has the message the drive is unallocated.. Is this because of the fatx partition?
Or is there something wrong and do i need to recover/restore? (how/what to use?)
And what is my best option/tool to backup the xbox hdd or at least the contents?
And what are the next steps to get it to boot again from xbox, end then upgrade and possibly upgrade to bigger HD?