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by skeletor64
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Cloning for multiple builds ?
Replies: 38
Views: 18907

Re: Cloning for multiple builds ?

There is a check for windows drives, so you can't select that drive. ( will give you an error ) Also dd does work, it's how Chimp clones partitions, but you can't just fire a random block size it must match the drive/partition size. This is how Chimp 261812 is faster at cloning partitions as I get ...
by skeletor64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Cloning for multiple builds ?
Replies: 38
Views: 18907

Re: Cloning for multiple builds ?

I'm not familiar with that method, i really like the new version of Chimp though. I'm in the process of loading up the first drive with all my stuff, so I haven't started the cloning yet. However, I like the updates and being able to connector the drive before even selecting Chimp loader is great. G...
by skeletor64
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Can't update MS Dash before softmod
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Re: Can't update MS Dash before softmod

The memory stick with my linux and splinter cell save must be a little older than your softmod tool. Whenever I would do I system it would always check to see if I was on the right dashboard. Honestly, I've always updated them prior to running the splinter save. I'll update using your tools and give...
by skeletor64
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Can't update MS Dash before softmod
Replies: 5
Views: 1058

Can't update MS Dash before softmod

I keep trying my updater games to update to 5960 and instead of updating it just resets the game. What do I do?

Also, I should note on the main MS Dash screen there is no Xbox live listed
by skeletor64
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Cloning for multiple builds ?
Replies: 38
Views: 18907

Cloning for multiple builds ?

Good morning all - I'm working on building 6-8 units with an upgraded hard drive, and knowing the FTP copying takes so darn long when I use large drives, I'm trying to find a speedier solution. I've thought about a plan, but before giving it a try I thought I would bounce it off of you guys first so...
by skeletor64
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Rescuing original HD Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: Rescuing original HD Help

Well, I appreciate the help guys. This drive is officially dead, so I'm going to have to try and mod chip it. I ordered an Aladdin XT +2 chip. Here's to learning new things, cheers!
by skeletor64
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Rescuing original HD Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Rescuing original HD Help

Yesterday I purchased an xbox that from what I can tell is not modded. It has some issues however. Upon first booting it, the green splash and sound would startup as usual, but then the screen would freeze at the xbox logo. My feeling was that the dash couldn't load up. Thinking that maybe it had be...
by skeletor64
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod

6. Orange/Red flashing Fix: Flashing Orange and Red (red and orange) usually means you have a lifted trace under the lpc pinheader(the reset signal for pin5) - especially on v1.0 motherboards. I read a tutorial last night on that fix but not really sure what I need to do to fix. I read it like I ha...
by skeletor64
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod

6. Orange/Red flashing Fix: Flashing Orange and Red (red and orange) usually means you have a lifted trace under the lpc pinheader(the reset signal for pin5) - especially on v1.0 motherboards. I read a tutorial last night on that fix but not really sure what I need to do to fix. I read it like I ha...
by skeletor64
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod

No luck, tried 2 different A/V cables.
by skeletor64
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Boot Problem after new thermal paste - Softmod

Hit a snag this morning. I had softmodded Xbox and did a hard drive upgrade on a V1.0 system, no issues, booted fine a couple of weeks ago. Today i decided to open up the box and replace the CPU and GPU thermal paste. The heat sinks came off easy enough, cleaned the old crusty dried up paste and lay...
by skeletor64
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Problem with formating 2 TB HDD F and G drive
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Problem with formating 2 TB HDD F and G drive

Hi I´m new here and I´m bring this thread from the dead! :D I upgraded my Hdd to a SATA 1TB. Everything working but after a chunck of data transfered (280GB) I cannot write more on partition F. What I did: Evtools (Bios that I used M8 1.00.5838.01) partition 6 takes the rest of drive unchecked "ign...
by skeletor64
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Hard drive mod assistance - several questions.
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Re: Hard drive mod assistance - several questions.

Just to confirm and expand on Jonny's reply - my two cents: Awesome guys thanks, I couldn't have asked for better. Just a few follow ups: 1) Regarding the adapter: The one you mentioned is a bit pricey - almost twice as much as some other "name brands" and 5-10x as much as what some have recommende...
by skeletor64
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Re: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boo

Update - I bought the Red Star Tech adapter, and a 24" IDE cable, tested in the Seagate - No luck. I think I just have an issue on this drive, and it is the made in China version. I'll likely re-purpose and move on. I just built a 3rd box using a Hitachi drive. I used this same (noted above) adapter...
by skeletor64
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Re: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boo

I would suggest trying out a different SATA to IDE adapter. I usually use the same Seagate ST2000DM001 drive for my 2TB upgrades and I've noticed that some adapters work better than others. For example, this adapter will cause super long boot times just like you mentioned. There is another adapter ...
by skeletor64
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Re: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boo

Thanks for the tips fellas, I'll try using the stock cable or find a shorter one, and will order that adapter for my next build. The dash is booting from the E drive currently. I don't want to give up this drive and will find out where it originated from.
by skeletor64
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Re: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boo

Follow up - I modded the 2 other 2TB consoles I had both using the same hitatchi drive for each. Both take about 25 seconds to boot the dash after the yellow unleash x screen pops up, same case for the seagate I've been having trouble with. However with these 2 the emulators boot pretty quickly and ...
by skeletor64
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Re: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boo

I tried the original cable and couldn't get it to boot when I first cloned with chimp and it cloned very slowly. I re-did that process using the 40 pin X 80 conductor and it cloned faster and booted. You may be right about the adapter, and I hope that is all it is. I ordered some more online and wil...
by skeletor64
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: 2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

2TB upgrade - Freezes when loading apps, really slow boot

Hi Guys, I'm new at this so please bare with me and i'll try to report back with as much info as I can gather on this particular box. I'm experiencing extremely long load times and freezing on booting up CoinOps, Final Burn Legends and others. I upgraded to a Seagate 2 TB drive (will update with mod...
by skeletor64
Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: XBOX Modding
Topic: Hard Drive partition sizes help please
Replies: 27
Views: 15975

Re: Hard Drive partition sizes help please

Hi Rocky5, I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone with this issue (although I'm sure you're not). Our issues seem to differ slightly in that XBMC cannot see my partitions properly either, despite using the latest version, where as yours can. I wonder if there is some dependency of XBMC that you have a...