Broken hdd

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Broken hdd

Post by Sirsza » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:53 am

I have a xbox classic with a smartxx v3 chip in it (oldie).
Suddenly my hdd broke, didn't spin anymore.
I still have a couple of hdd's lying around which I could use.
I kinda forgot how this smartxx menu worked in the past. How could I use another drive?
I only get error 13, am I screwed?

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Re: Broken hdd

Post by Coldly-Indifferent » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:11 pm

I don't know much about chips but I'd assume that one works like any other.

Error 13 or 14 is typical of a dash failing to boot for one reason or another - in this case it is because there isn't one. :)

You need to install the new HDD making sure the jumper(s) are set to Master then cold boot an AID or HeXEn disc (DVD-R/ImgBurn). With a chipped machine the disc should launch without problem. Either will walk you through the formatting and dash install.

If it is a larger HDD make sure you remember to reformat the extended partitions F:\ (and G:\ if used) afterwards with the correct cluster size using either Chimp 261812 or XBPartitioner v1.3.

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