Xbox 1 hard-drive swap - Help Needed !

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Found 4th Oct 2008
Hi

Just bought a replacement HDD for our XBOX 1 and i'm struggling to get it working and formatted.

I know that auto installer deluxe v4 can format it and write the partitions etc but i can't get to that point without an error code

Tried booting the aid disk with the original HDD and then swapping the drive over but it crashes, booting with the new drive in place gives errors

I know the drives fine as its visible in Windows, albeit unformatted

Can anyone help at all? or point me in the direction of a recent tutorial.

Thanks in advance !

15 Comments

Is it chipped ?

Original Poster

Mecoconuts;3118704

Is it chipped ?




softmodded

Original Poster

I don''t think the installer is the problem.

I don't know whether i'm supposed to be booting with the new drive in or the old one, and whether it should be set to master or cable select etc etc

All the guides i've read are really out of date

I can help you

first of all are you using a soft modded console or does it have a mod chip?

Original Poster

RedIron;3118865

I can help youfirst of all are you using a soft modded console or does it … I can help youfirst of all are you using a soft modded console or does it have a mod chip?



softmod matey

teambintip;3118898

softmod matey



That's cool

The easiest way to do is using Xboxhdm as in the guide above

If you have a read of that any snags and i'll help you

It's a lot easier than it sounds just make sure you back up your eeprom

Evox/run backup/get key.bin and ftp to pc/setup xboxhdm/use it to set up drive and lock (with the key.bin)

Original Poster

Thanks for the advice chaps, gonna have another go in a bit.

Let you know how i get on :thumbsup:

Good luck

Original Poster

All done thanks everyone

xboxhdm did the trick

everyone repped

Stick 'Chimp' on your XBOX - it makes things really easy mate. (Chimp is an app BTW_)

TIm

Original Poster

timothyw9;3120019

Stick 'Chimp' on your XBOX - it makes things really easy mate. (Chimp is … Stick 'Chimp' on your XBOX - it makes things really easy mate. (Chimp is an app BTW_)TIm



yeah i read about chimp, don't think i'll need it though, i'll just use xboxhdm in the future.

Cool, Chimp is OK as long as you have an old xbox

You can't go wrong with Xboxhdm though as you don't need to do any form of hot swapping
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