HQ NETWORK:  Xbox One | Xbox 360 | Auto Installer Deluxe | Web Games Arcade HQ Network: 1,875 | Guests: 765 | Members: 2


   Current Location: Xbox_Tutorials Xbox Freezing after I plug in Ethernet cable   |   SoftMod Tutorial for all   |   long time user first time posting   |   XBOX Vers.1 Wont load only to Live account. Help Please   |   xbit   |   Xbox Classic Games not starting - rebooting to Dashboard   |   Xboxsaveparser download?   |   Whos around still?   |   Xbox V1.1 and V1.4 VGA Patches invluding 128MB RAM   |   Please help with zoom on original modified Xbox   |   
  Home | Active Topics | CD/DVD Media | Downloads | Forums | Feedback | Games | HardDrives | Homebrew | My Profile | ModChips | Reviews | Search | SoftMods | Tutorials
Xbox Tutorials & Guides
Browse through a complete collection of tutorials for xbox homebrew & repair or submit your own tutorials..
Original Xbox Download  HOTSWAP: Recover a Xbox HDD without eeprom backup Original Xbox Downloads

HOTSWAP: Recover a Xbox HDD without eeprom backup

Published by pirrup on 2005-05-26
Category: Softmod | Page Views: 113,163


Introduction

This tutorial will explain how to recover a Xbox HDD without eeprom backup. 1000's of HQ members have used this tutorial to get them out of trouble so give it a go.

Required Tools

  • xboxhdm 1.9
  • Torx 10 And Torx 20 Screwdrivers - To Open XBOX
  • A PC(remove all hd's) ,blank CD-R/W and A CD Burner
  • ISORecorder (http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com)
  • C drive backup or latest MS dash (VIP Downloads)

    Make sure the xbox and pc are close to each other

    Let's Get Started

    1. if you got a backup of your c you don't need to download latest msdash, if you don't got a backup download ms dash and keep it ready on your pc.

    2. unpack xboxhdm onto your pc .

    3. put ms dash in the C folder into the xboxhdmlinux folder and overwrite the ones already there.

    4. In the root of xboxhdm is a file named 'make-iso-win', run this file and wait for it to finish.

    5. It will make a .iso file. (burn this file with ISORecorder or dvddecryptor), put the cd in the pc . Note: You must right click on an ISO to burn it with ISO Recorder.

    6. unplug the XBOX DVDROM IDE cable, take the power cable off the dvd-rom.

    7. Turn on the PC, Before the PC BIOS looks for hard drives, hit the Pause/Break key. It should pause at this time.

    8. Turn on the Xbox .

    9. It will boot to an error code(nr 11) regarding the dvd-rom, but the hdd will be unlocked, this way you'll get xboxhdm to access it on first attempt Now remove ide from hd and swap it to the pc

    10. Hit space bar to continue booting the PC. If it takes a long time to boot (several minutes), then the HD has not been unlocked.

    11. you will get a menu,now choose Option 1 (by typing "1") and press enter to boot VGA console with xbox-drive utilities (default). Type "xboxhd" when it asks you for a login. Another list of options will show up, choose option 1 again (the one that says "Build a new Xbox HD from scratch") and it will begin to format and write the partition table etc. when it asks you about C type yes and when it asks you if you would like an F select yes .

    12. power down pc and xbox.

    13. put the hd back in the xbox and boot.

    Nice you just recovered your hard drive !!!

    PS. If you get a msg about a frozen drive , just disable auto detect for the drive (xboxhdm will detect the hd even if it's disabled!)

    Tutorial by: pirrup / Xbox-HQ

    Related URL: Xbox-HQ Official Forum Topic
  • Original Xbox Download  Browse Tutorials Original Xbox Downloads
    270 Xbox Tutorials | 4,845,375 page views
     
    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  
     
    0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 | Most Popular Xbox Tutorials ::.
     Members Online (2) / Guests Online (765)
    Members Browsing
    BeauFerrei, WendyWilba,

    Legend
    Administrator  Moderator  VIP Member  Registered User  Banned Users
     Latest News
    Free Xbox Live Games With Gold For March.. ::.
    Xbox Live Gold members will receive another four new free Xbox games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program in March.March 2017's Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Lay.. ::.
    .......................................................................
    Sniper Elite 4 OUT NOW on Xbox One, Play.. ::.
    The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Xbox.. ::.
    Prey Digital Pre-order Details And Relea.. ::.
    Xbox 360 and Xbox One Games With Gold Fo.. ::.
    More News | Submit News
     Popular Xbox Games
    Conflict: Desert Storm
       Page Views: 268600

    Conflict: Desert Storm lets you lead one of the best known and most feared special operations forces in the world: the elite British SAS or the US Delta Force. Covert missions take you through hostile..
    More Xbox Games
     Survey
    What’s Your Favourite Type Of Game ?

    Driving
    First Person
    Role Playing
    Sports
    Fighting



    Results
    Polls

    Votes: 2501
    Comments: 9