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by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Only have f drive
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Only have f drive

Definitely yes. The FATX formatting only supports up to 1024GB using 64K clusters. If you don't reformat for equal F & G partitions of that maximum size the moment the content on your single F drive exceed that it will corrupt. Its practically guaranteed. Use XBPartioner v1.3 or Chimp to reforma...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Multiple Sources for Games
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Multiple Sources for Games

It should depend only on what you've called the path in XBMC to each Games folder wherever it is. I'm guessing at some point you created two different sources so they show up as Games (the original source) and Games(1) when you created the second path as a different source. What you should have done...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: I need help with understanding what have been done with my OG XBOX
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: I need help with understanding what have been done with my OG XBOX

Too many questions to answer at one time:- 1). If XBMC dash says it is a v1.6 it is but clock cap replacement is recommended if the date is not being retained for a reasonable amount of time, say 12 hours unplugged. Of course if there is evidence of leakage or bulging then replace it and any other d...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox 2tb soft mod worked great - now boots to a black screen/orange Led (reads discs)
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Xbox 2tb soft mod worked great - now boots to a black screen/orange Led (reads discs)

It may be possible to save some stuff from F but its safest just to reformat both the extended partitions correctly and start from scratch IMHO.
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: xbmc4gamers
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: xbmc4gamers

What size HDD are you using and how is it partitioned?

Were your extended drives ie. F & G properly formatted?
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox 2tb soft mod worked great - now boots to a black screen/orange Led (reads discs)
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Xbox 2tb soft mod worked great - now boots to a black screen/orange Led (reads discs)

Yes, that is always the thing to ask with 2TB HDD. It must be split equally between F and G so they're both <1TB and formatted to use the correct cluster size for up to 1TB partitions ie. 64K. If you exceeded the maximum HDD content for the cluster size being used by default 16K (up to 256GiB) then ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: xbox ftp not working
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: xbox ftp not working

That is unfortunate and something I've always worried about not only Xboxes - physical damage to the ethernet port pins. The solution I've used for some time was suggested on an AV forum years ago and was actually advice in regard to headphone sockets on TVs and audio players which often get a lot o...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Burning HDD ready games to disc
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Burning HDD ready games to disc

There are a few games like that but they may still work with dual layer discs if your burner supports them and, more likely a cause of problems, your Xbox DVD drive 'likes' the particular type being used. For some reason, perhaps just the limited number of games this affects, there seems to have bee...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: xbox ftp not working
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: xbox ftp not working

Try with a standard ethernet/CAT5 type cable rather than a cross-over. With modern PCs the cable type shouldn't matter, they detect the signals whatever wire they using but I've never been able to get my desktop PC to work direct with a cross-over or standard cable. My old laptop worked direct with ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Burning HDD ready games to disc
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Burning HDD ready games to disc

I'd first recommend you install a larger HDD. It is almost pointless modding your Xbox, which I hope you understand is a prerequisite for playing downloaded games, and keeping the original 8GB HDD. However with 'HDD ready' downloads you want to burn to disc you need to unzip them first. Make sure th...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Xbox Hard Disk Seagate ST310014ACE
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: Xbox Hard Disk Seagate ST310014ACE

Unless you have the original MB(s) of the the Xbox or Xboxes they were locked too and they can be powered up there is no practical way of unlocking them. If you have the MB(s) then it may be possible to get the eeproms from it/them using an eeprom reader (not a straightforward process either, you st...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: XBMC not booting, freezing at splash screen
Replies: 17
Views: 17406

Re: XBMC not booting, freezing at splash screen

Very late to this thread which I found because somebody else on another forum is having Profile problems. Its probably not the same thing as this but I do not think the OP ever answered the question whufclee asked about the size of the HDD and whether it had been correctly formatted. Particularly as...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Soft Modded Xbox with Orange Flashing Light (help!)
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Soft Modded Xbox with Orange Flashing Light (help!)

Without the eeprom or a Xbox that actually boots to the point of unlocking the HDD so you can hot-swap it there is very little you can do. The eeprom can be obtained using an eeprom reader (Google for tutorials) but all that will do is unlock the HDD; you'll need another Xbox to be able to make any ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Soft Modded Xbox with Orange Flashing Light (help!)
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Soft Modded Xbox with Orange Flashing Light (help!)

Overheating is one of the two things an orange flashing LED is said to indicate. The other cause can be broken/corroded traces (the finest PCB paths) and they can be anywhere. I'd think a previously working Xbox suddenly overheating would be the less likely explanation even with the high fan speed. ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: HDD powering up too slow....options?
Replies: 20
Views: 16303

Re: HDD powering up too slow....options?

AID extended drive partitioning should always be checked afterwards. I think it uses an old version of XBPartitioner which had trouble correctly formatting larger Xbox partitions. That's why XBPartitioner v1.3 which has LBA48 support is always recommended just to check F and G drives are formatted c...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Updating XBMC when XBMC is running as the dashboard
Replies: 5
Views: 11779

Re: Updating XBMC when XBMC is running as the dashboard

I did not think about that possibility - actually makes more sense, particularly with the reference to Program Files.
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Updating XBMC when XBMC is running as the dashboard
Replies: 5
Views: 11779

Re: Updating XBMC when XBMC is running as the dashboard

What sound problem? Do you actually have XBMC installed as main dash? If not what dash are you using? Softmod, TSOP or chipped Xbox? It sounds as if you are just trying to update XBMC as the OP was (now long ago). You have to find out where your existing XBMC main dash folder is located and do what ...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Hardmodded XBox - black screen problem
Replies: 3
Views: 5527

Re: Hardmodded XBox - black screen problem

Interesting that you could do that. With SD cable types ie. AV Composite cable and XBMC the HD options are not available in the dashboard. Same if you're using an UnleashX dash - with a SD cable in the video settings you just get screen formatting options and can't change the resolution. Also applie...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Misc XBOX Discussion
Topic: Hardmodded XBox - black screen problem
Replies: 3
Views: 5527

Re: Hardmodded XBox - black screen problem

The problem is that XBMP, if that is what you're using, is old, really old and you really need someone who knows it to be able to suggest a solution. If it was XBMC you'd likely be able to resolve the problem just by holding down the controller joysticks (L3/R3) at boot up to restore default setting...
by Coldly-Indifferent
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: XBMC4XBOX General Help and Support
Topic: Just got my hands on a classic Xbox - looking for some advice
Replies: 2
Views: 5266

Re: Just got my hands on a classic Xbox - looking for some advice

On the (i) information screen (click down on the right stick to bring up the shutdown menu which with many skins includes that) it should show the specific XBMC version at the bottom in front of the revision number. The current, likely final, XBMC is v3.5.3, on the Xbox I've just checked it is shown...