XBMC won't start up

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XBMC won't start up

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So recently tried installing XBMC using FTP and all files copy across smoothly but when i try to start XBMC nothing happens, it takes me back to my default modded dashboard

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okay heres what you do.

download the xbmc4xbox in a zip.

send it to your xbox with out extracting the xbmc4xbox

now in your dashboard, go to file manager and click on xbmc4xbox.zip and extract it E:/Apps/Xbmc4xbox/

make sure the files are inside the xbmc4xbox when you frist open the folder

not xbmc4xbox/xbmc4xbox/then files it wont run that way.

you should be able to run your xbmc4xbox. :) good luck
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How do you extract the zip file? i cant seem to find an option
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Answer a few questions for us if you would. It would make things a bit easier to help you.
What version of XBMC are you trying to install? Where did you get this copy? (Provide a link on that) What is your current modded dashboard? (Evox, UnleashX, etc...) Finally, where on your Xbox's HDD did you FTP those files?

Let's start there.
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mrmajikbus45 wrote:Answer a few questions for us if you would. It would make things a bit easier to help you.
What version of XBMC are you trying to install? Where did you get this copy? (Provide a link on that) What is your current modded dashboard? (Evox, UnleashX, etc...) Finally, where on your Xbox's HDD did you FTP those files?

Let's start there.
I tried installing using 3.3.3 and 3.5 beta 2, both had same results.
They were downloaded from drop box on this site's forums http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewt ... ?f=9&t=781
We have a few dashboards but i believe the main one we are using is evox, have tried it with a few others none seem to work
The files were FTP, into the F:/apps folder and then run default.xbe for XBMC using a file mangerr, i also tried installing into a another folder and running straightt from dashboard but that has same result.

Everytime i try to run XBMC it takes me back to the dashboard
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I don't fully understand what you wish to do, but if you wish to change your default dashboard then follow whats below...

Ok, xbmc is not your default dashboard, evolution x is. If you want xbmc to be your main dashboard so it loads up right away, you should use a shortcut tool. Check this out...

http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/wiki/Instal ... _Dashboard

But remember read through it fully and carefully, if you mess up you could brick your xbox. So make sure you can redo the softmod if you have one. I'm not too sure how to unbrick it if you have a hardmod.

I suggest option 3 or option 1 on the wiki article.

If you need any assistance just ask any of us :)
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Okay, so the directory structure looks like this: F:\Apps\XBMC\default.xbe correct?
The versions of XBMC you pointed to that you downloaded are good working copies.
Final question I may have, is did you FTP the entire XBMC folder? Again, so that your F: looks like F:\Apps\XBMC\
If not, therein may lie your issue. Take a screenshot of your file manager in F:, F:\Apps, and F:\Apps\XBMC\
Take them with your phone. We will be able to assist more by seeing it.

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I bought a xbox from ebay I don't no how he modded it it has a alladin chip in it also 300gb hard drive. now what I tried to do was update the xbmc but how I put the xbmc file on my c drive was wrong. to give you a better picture of what I did. on the right side of filezilla if could log in to it, it would look like this. Cdrive/Apps/XBMC/XBMC/then the files . now my xbox plays games but when I turn it on I see the xbox logo for like 5 seconds then the screen stays black is there anyway I can remod it or get into the hard drive to fix the files so it will load any one please I love my xbox and do not want to lose it for this silly mistake please anyone help me
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You are attempting to hijack a thread. You have a thread in this forum where we are attempting to help you. Please do not hijack another users thread for a completely different topic.
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I dont not wish for XBMC to become the default, i just want to run it and yes i did FTP the entire folder so it looks like F:\Apps\XBMC\
The problem is when trying to run the default.xbe, XMBC does not launch instead it just takes me back to the dashboard.

A older version of XBMC worked perfectly fine
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I am not trying to make it the default. I was merely trying to get an idea as to what your XBMC directory structure is. There may have been something that didn't extract properly.
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Sorry, that was in response of one of the other posts above about making XBMC the default dashboard

Anything else i can try?
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Let me get home this evening, and I will do some testing.
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bhodg22 wrote:Sorry, that was in response of one of the other posts above about making XBMC the default dashboard
Ah ok sorry i misunderstood, i'll let mrmajikbus45 take it away:)
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Interesting. Sorry I didn't post last night, got busy. Download them off of the Google Drive link section, as I was having trouble getting the ones in dropbox to run. I will alert Baked Pi. Try to download from Google Drive, unzip the folder, FTP the XBMC folder into F:\Apps. Worked for me.
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Will try and post results as soon as i can
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Ok, tried downloading XBMC from google drive 3.3.3, same problem as before
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Try my XBMC4Kids mod & see if that works, it removes most of XBMC bar what's needed to run. Just place it anywhere on the xbox.

If that doesn't work, how many folders do you have in E:\UDATA?
Download Xbox Softmodding Tool & Extras Disc
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