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Dave_Lyon
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:21 pm   
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My name is Dave and I have a first generation xbox as well as recently getting an xbox360S 250gb. My original Xbox was softmodded by me and the original HDD was swapped for a WD 320GB drive. This is where my question comes in: the CD-ROM drive is dead in the xbox and I want to pull the 320gb HDD and hook it up to my router, except I can't figure out how to re-format it. I no longer have the older desktop that I used to create the drive, although I still have the software as well as the EEPROM password. What I need is a way to reconfigure it as a normal drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Dave

p.s. I have an enclosure that I'm going to use to make it an external drive. I tell you this because it is the only way I am able to hook it up, since all I have are laptops, one with Win7, the other with Win8.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:14 am   
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Dave_Lyon wrote:
My name is Dave and I have a first generation xbox as well as recently getting an xbox360S 250gb. My original Xbox was softmodded by me and the original HDD was swapped for a WD 320GB drive. This is where my question comes in: the CD-ROM drive is dead in the xbox and I want to pull the 320gb HDD and hook it up to my router, except I can't figure out how to re-format it. I no longer have the older desktop that I used to create the drive, although I still have the software as well as the EEPROM password. What I need is a way to reconfigure it as a normal drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Dave

p.s. I have an enclosure that I'm going to use to make it an external drive. I tell you this because it is the only way I am able to hook it up, since all I have are laptops, one with Win7, the other with Win8.


Hi Dave,

So with your original softmodded xbox you simply want to throw its drive into another computer and not use it in your original xbox? I assume it's the older PATA drive then?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:27 am   
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Does your old Xbox still turn on,
Maybe you can try to get the Xbox to unlock the HDD.
By removing the IDE cable and power from the DVD drive only and boot the Xbox with the HDD in it to an Error code 11 and pull the IDE cable from HDD this should unlock the HDD so you can format the HDD.
If HDD is still locked you will need the Eeprom,XboxHDM boot disc and an old computer with IDE ports to unlock the HDD.


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Dave_Lyon
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:22 pm   
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Yes, the xbox works fine except the DVD drive is bad. You are talking about following the hot swap procedure to get the error code. How do I know if it unlocks? I tried that and then pulled the HDD, put it in the enclosure, and hooked it up to the laptop. My laptop sees the drive, but can't access it to format it. I do have the original boot disk from xboxhdm, I guess I need to scrounge up a computer. Thanks for the replu


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:07 pm   
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Dave_Lyon wrote:
Yes, the xbox works fine except the DVD drive is bad. You are talking about following the hot swap procedure to get the error code. How do I know if it unlocks? I tried that and then pulled the HDD, put it in the enclosure, and hooked it up to the laptop. My laptop sees the drive, but can't access it to format it. I do have the original boot disk from xboxhdm, I guess I need to scrounge up a computer. Thanks for the replu


Does your console still boot up to it's softmod dashboard?

If you are using unleashx, there is a menu option will unlock your drive for you.

Normally it says, 'don't do this if you're running a softmod, only hard mods can run without a locked hard drive.'

In your case, it sounds like you just want the drive unlocked so you can format and use it in a completely different device right?


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It does boot to evolutionx, and I also have unleashx as well. I'll look for the unlock feature tonight. Thanks!


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Dave_Lyon wrote:
It does boot to evolutionx, and I also have unleashx as well. I'll look for the unlock feature tonight. Thanks!


Let me know if you can't find it. I'll bott up my console and find the unlock hard drive menu option path for you.

Let me know how it goes, I'd do some research on that feature before you use it just to make sure the only thing it does is unlock the drive.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:26 am   
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Dave_Lyon wrote:
It does boot to evolutionx, and I also have unleashx as well. I'll look for the unlock feature tonight. Thanks!

Get a hold of ConfigMagic to Lock/unlock your drive in EvoX Or UX.
FTP it to your Apps folder,
I hope you've backed up the eeprom data in the usual place.

Your Hard drive will not be recognized in a usb caddy,
No OS will see that Hard-Drive after it's unlocked.
Needs to be low level formatted in dos first to remove all data
if you want a reliable drive for your computer.

I have just done this test and it works great.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:23 am   
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After you unlock it with ConfigMagic, you should unplug the drive while the Xbox is still running.

Put it in your enclosure and then plug it in and make sure it shows up in your device manager first off.

On Windows 7 go to Start menu and then right click computer in the menu and then Manage. Look in your Storage devices for the HDD.

After that in the Computer Management window click Disk Management at the bottom of the list on the left, and then right-click on the HDD from the xbox and click format.

That should work well for you. Smile

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