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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:22 am   
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i tried to use a 500gig drive in my xbox but it dident work so i just wana use in a usb case but i put the 500gig drive in a case but windows cant read the drive. what do i have to do to get windows to read the the drive so i can reformat it to the NTFS file system? will i have to somehow unlock the drive before i do anything else? or by any chance can chimp b run backwards some how to undo it n return the drive to stock? please help i'm loosing sleep over this (no joking)


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:11 pm   
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Hello,
If you have your eeprom backed up you could use xboxhdm unlock tool.
http://xguides.xbox-scene.com/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=XBOXHDM+for+dummies

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:31 pm   
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Hello,
If you have your eeprom backed up you could use xboxhdm unlock tool.
http://xguides.xbox-scene.com/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=XBOXHDM+for+dummies


i'm i reading it right to put it in a nut shell first unlock the drive than RESTORE YOUR C:\ DRIVE? will that make it so i can format it ntfs so windows can recognize it?


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:48 pm   
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ok,
you have a working xbox and a knackered 500gb harddrive that you tried to upgrade to using chimp ?

ftp into your working xbox and get your eeprom backup

get xbhdm and unpack it, add your eeprom to the eeprom folder, click on the `make iso win bat` to create your floppy image (forget the other stuff from your xbox like c: & e: - you arnt making a harddrive, just unlocking the one locked with your eeprom)

connect your 500gb to your pc as master

boot the xbhdm floppy and select option 3 `boot to dos with hd unlock`

click the `try to unlock hd option`

once thats done thats it, your done, re-assemble your PC and stick your unlocked harddrive in as slave or in a usb caddy and try to use windows to format it.

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:42 pm   
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ok i'll try it right now n i'll tell u if it works. thanks.


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:24 pm   
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ua when you said make floopy did u mean floopy or cd? i tryed cd but my system dident reconise it. did u mean floopy?


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:19 am   
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when you click the `make iso win bat` it creates an iso image, burn this to CD the way you would if burning AID, make sure your PC is set to boot from CD (you might have to enable this in your bios).
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:08 am   
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when you click the `make iso win bat` it creates an iso image, burn this to CD the way you would if burning AID, make sure your PC is set to boot from CD (you might have to enable this in your bios).


i tried it but i think the disk i used dident work. i'll try another disk later.


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:41 pm   
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nothings working i think i'm screwed, i hope not cuz the drive cost me $110. i tried over 5 cds n none of them work. is their an app i can install on my xbox that will unlock it?


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:30 am   
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You can use this program on your computer to unlock the HDD. You will have to pay for it and it will erase all of the info on your HDD. If you can't get anything else to work look into this:http://www.hddunlock.com/
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Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:27 am   
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thanks for the idea but i figured it out. now that i know it was so simple i feal stupid. all i had to do was launch UnleashX go into settings select hdd n select unlock, after i unlocked it all i had to do is format it in NTFS (windows woodent read the file system of the drive) but all i had to do was unplug my master hdd in my computer hook up my 500gig drive n fire up the windows xp setup disk n it formatted it. it just took around 2 hrs.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:51 am   
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Good to hear you finally got it figured out Very Happy
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thanks, i've got all my movies ripped to it n now i'm guna move to putting all my recorded tv shows on it. i've got file sharing setup n it works grate.


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