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Post Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:30 pm   
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I have been using SID 5.1 to soft mod xboxes for about a year now. I have done a couple of dozen of them. Today I ran across a problem I haven;t seen before

The xbox I bought has previously been soft modded using Sid 4 and has XBMC as the dash. I wanted to uninstall the mod, take it back to the MS load, then run SID 5 on it using the Mech Assault exploit.

I did some investigation and found information that said all I needed to do was to delete all files from C: and copy C: drive from an MS backup. I did this, rebooted and found myself in the std MS program. I preceeded to delete all the previous game saves, copied the 2 required files to the hard disk.

I then ran mech Assault, and ran the Linux program. At this point, a black screen appears and never goes any further.

One additional fact that might be a clue, when I first fired up the xbox, the initial screen was different. It has the name and phone number of a soft mod outfit.

Luckily I am working on a copy of the original drive since I was worried about doing something wrong. I can start over as many times as required.

So, is my approach wrong? Should I try something different? Is the custom start up screen a clue as to why this isn't working right?

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:41 pm   
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Did you use a virtual C drive when you installed the first softmod?

If yes then you need to unmount that before you can do anything.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:35 pm   
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Personaly I found the best way to stock a xbox is to use Slayers/Ultimate Boot Disc 4, or to use XBOXHDM and a set of virgin dash files. The XBOXHDM works quite well when the other choices fail, also personaly I wouldnt try to restore it using a backup off the HDD since you never know what was done by the previous modder


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:08 pm   
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wes213 wrote:
Did you use a virtual C drive when you installed the first soft mod?

If yes then you need to unmount that before you can do anything.


That's one of the problems. This box was soft modded when I bought it. I have no idea whether they used a virtual C; drive. (Is there a way to tell?)

I will Try using the SID 5 disk and use the unmount C: option and see if that works.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:11 pm   
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Personally I found the best way to stock a xbox is to use Slayers/Ultimate Boot Disc 4, or to use XBOXHDM and a set of virgin dash files. The XBOXHDM works quite well when the other choices fail, also personaly I wouldn't try to restore it using a backup off the HDD since you never know what was done by the previous modder


I was hoping to use a tool that I was familiar with rather than learning a new one. I will take a look at both options you suggest.

I'm certain that the MS backup I'm using is good. I made a copy of one from a box that had never been modded previously. Thanks


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:02 am   
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XBOXHDM is a little tricky but the other one I mentioned is a cake walk just throw in the disc and click on restore msdash and it will overwrite the Cdrive with virgin 5960 dash


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:24 am   
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there was mention of a virtual C; drive. Will the slayer disk take care of that.

I was able to delete all the file on C and reboot into the std MS dash before. It wasn't unitl I tried to run the Mech assault install that I had a problem


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:52 am   
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I guess slayer will but i know that SID 5.1 will do it for sure, it should be in the softmod options.


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