Hello once again everyone here at the xBox Scene "Skinnex" community forums. This time, we have a new and very fascinating problem for the scene to solve. First, however, let me supply you with some background...
Once, I had the xBox "modded" with a softmod, and upgraded hard drive on a Krazy "ndure" version 1 (not 1.1, just 1(.0)), and I thought I might upgrade to 1.1 because of the useful benefits that may be associated with that new version. I went ahead and downloaded the gamesave file, even though I did not have the game anymore. I ran it from the file itself, and first tried hitting the "upgrade from 1.0" button, which failed with some kind of retarded reason. "Thats okay", I said, and just tried to install "anew", because I knew I could always restore from backups, or my old hard drive. It failed, pretty much and presented me with an error thirteen whenever I tried to boot, and error fourteen when I tried to boot with a burned dashboard CD. I slapped the old hard drive back in, restored (but not my backed up games on partition "F", which obviously isn't there on an original hard drive), and used "chimps", that wonderful amazing tool, and recovered back on to the new hard drive. While doing this, I learned an interesting lesson: Using "chimps" will always format your hard drive completely, and so you cannot just copy over JUST partition C, without partition E. Although if you try, you will see the first frame or so of the MS dash, interestingly enough. Anyway, after I formatted and copied again, I was "back in business" and was ready to copy my games back to the hard drive. I copied one, it worked. But now, when I go to launch it, it just sends me right back to the MS Dash. I used DVD2XBOX, and the copy process yielded no errors, so I don't think that is it. Another thing that coincidentally happened right around the time that this stopped working (around the time of the recovery), the Dualboot eject button thing does not work any longer. I made sure the setting was activated before I upgraded the hdd. Now, if I boot the machine, then open the drive, I am presented with error twenty one. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything, but I thought I'd throw that one in there. In my current situation, I would be set to use a recovery disc to completely PROPERLY reinstall the 1.1 or 1 softmod, but my DVD burner is out of comission, which means I'm left with the laptop that only burns CDs, so a recovery disc would indeed need to be a recovery CD. I believe that "frosty" disc from "the usual place" is indeed too large at over a gigabyte. Or, a recovery app might work, or some kind of "virtual cd" or "compressed CD". I don't know. I don't really care about upgrading so much as I do running games from the hard drive, because it speeds up loading times Tons, and If I move my box from place to place, I need not worry about taking discs with me.
Thanks for reading my long "speech" there. Hopefully someone can provide some advice for at least one of my numerous questions, the primary of which would be running games from the hard drive, but you can talk about anything else too though.
- 2 Bunny