So I TSOP'd my Xbox a couple of months ago, and all was going well until I decided I wanted to try to get my Xbox to run without the DVD drive. So I prepared a BIOS to be flashed, booted into EvolutionX, began flashing, but then while flashing the power cord literally fell out of my power strip! (It's mounted behind my desk and it's a very very crappy power strip)
Anyway, I bought a modchip in order to fix it. DealExtreme had the DuoX2 GS for $13.37, and I could NOT pass up a price like that. So I have it installed in the machine. It has Cromwell 2.40 on one bank, and some version of X2 on the other bank. Cromwell works fine, I can boot off Linux machines, unlock the HDD, whatever. However, when I try to boot using X2 it may play the flubber animation, but during the animation it will randomly freeze. Video AND audio. I looked this up and thought I nailed it down to the softmod. So I unlocked my drive (unable to boot into any dashboard or games due to the bad TSOP / freezing modchip), restored the backup of the original dashboard, no luck.
A short summary: Softmodded, did a successful TSOP, did a bad TSOP, cannot boot games/homebrew, put in a DuoX2 GS, only Cromwell works, need to fix the TSOP.
Any help would be greatly appreciated