Ok, for starters both of theses boxes were running linux softmodded with the spliter cell hack, very old hack that has problems now...
Box 1, My Friend restored it to MS Dash, and now it's stuck at the "Xbox Live is trying to update, but can't. Please Try again later" Loop for hell.... I'm just curious if there is anything i can do about that besides hot swapping, cause i'd rather not endanger my computer or my friends hdd.. but mainly my computer.
Box 2, ok this friend is one of my genius friends, he says he deleted Linux while running Linux.. and because that's physically impossible to do on a computer, he figured if it worked, then it should be fine and he'll have more room on the hdd. So now when he turns on his box it goes to the load screen to boot up the xbox and microsoft pops up under it..... and it does nothing. He's stuck at this screen and he can't even load games now. Cold boot or anything, his box just sits idle at that xbox boot up screen with microsoft written on the bottom.
Now I'm just wondering how to fix these two boxes, and i'm glad my box is just fine and now running XBMC woohoo!!! Yea, i'm kinda noobish at fixing them and i would appreciate any help from anyone on this forum!!!!!