`I bought a used xbox, and I want to mod it and give it to my niece for xmas, as hers is dying.
Well, this was just a mess with all the game saves and all. I tried to mod it initially, then installed apps from cash 1.1, then cloned the retail hdd to the large one and put it in. then, when I was customizing it for her, I realized it was a horrible mess and I just started over.
I booted from slayers 2.7 and chose the option to restore to factory fresh. Well, it wasn't factory fresh. No matter what I tried (I dedicated all yesterday afternoon to this) all it would boot to was a evox dash with two choices...system settings, and launch disc. Here's what's comfusing...no matter what I do, I can not get the ms dash to run. When I boot from SC to try to remod, I get the error message saying that the 5960 files aren't there, despite the fact that they are. I know this because I put them there personally...several times.
Off the top of my head, here's some of the things I futility attempted...
I extracted files from slayers and ftp'd them to the xbox, overwriting what was there.
I copied all the files from c on my flagship xbox and ftp'd them to this xbox, no effect
copied the sc files to the e/udata folder, booted from SC, tried to remod, got the LIE about the absence of 5960 files
Basically, no matter what I tried had absolutely no effet.
I considered making an xboxhdm disc. I read that you can use the 5960 files of the slayers disc in the effort to make a virgin drive, but since these files apparently aren't really 5960 or virgin, I'm hesitant to go through all that bullplop when it probably wont work.
So, what gives? Why can't I revert to virgin? What am I doing wrong?