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Xbox Alpha Kit/Durango.

It was sent out to developers of launch titles when the Xbox Dev/Debug hardware was delayed.

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Xbox Development Kit (XDK)


Final Version of the XBOX DEV Kit. It included a SCSI connection in the back to connect to a PCI card in a PC to emulate the dvd drive. Otherwise, it is the same functionally as a Debug Kit.
DVT4 on the left. DVT3 on the right with prototype metal jewel.

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Debug Kit

Units Available: Unknown
Retail Price: Not for resale

Xbox Debug Kits were never available through the retail market, however they have popped up enough on the second-hand scene to be worth mentioning in this article. These Xbox consoles are translucent green and have the words "Debug Kit" on the front of the case, just to the right of controller port 4. Unlike retail consoles (which only contained 64MB of RAM), Xbox Debug Kit consoles had 128MB of RAM. The Debug Kits could not run retail game discs. One could often find pre-release or cancelled versions of game software on these Xbox Debug Kits.

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2001 Launch Team Edition
Retail Price: Not For Sale
Units produced: ~1000 

The Xbox Launch Team 2001 Special Edition is a translucent green Xbox with a jewel that is silk screened with the message "Great work!" and a copy of a printed signature from Bill Gates. The words "Special Edition" are printed on the front right of the console. This Xbox was sold, not given, to members of the Xbox launch team including Hardware, ATG, Dev, First Party Games and Games Studios, Marketing, and others. Two exclusive translucent green "Duke" controllers were included. Along with the console, employees had an option to purchase 6 game titles marked "not for resale" at a reduced rate from the Microsoft campus store. The Launch Team 2001 consoles were hardware revision 1.0 and all were produced in a Mexico production facility on November 7, 2001 or November 8, 2001. Since these systems were offered for sale to qualifying employees instead of being given away, not all were sold.

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Partner Edition
Retail Price: Not For Sale
Units produced: ~1000 (Thought to be closer to 60 units)

The Partner Edition is a translucent green Xbox with a jewel that is silk screened with the message "Thanks for Partnering with Xbox" and signature from Bill Gates. Unlike the Launch Team consoles, these did not have the "Special Edition" label on the front right of the console. This Xbox was given to hardware companies that produced components for the Xbox such as Nvidia and Intel. A translucent green Controller S was included with this model. These are considered to be more rare than the Launch Team console because of their distribution to companies rather than individual people makes them harder to come across in the world.
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50 Cent BulletProof

Units Available: 1
Retail Price: Not For Sale

The 50 Cent Pure White Edition Xbox was given away in a promotion by Australian television channel Channel V. It was signed by 50 Cent and is aesthetically similar to the Pure White edition but has "50 Cent Bulletproof" printed in gold to celebrate the release of the video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof. It was given away along with a copy of the game, 50 Cent CDs and a 50 Cent poster.
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50 Cent BulletProof 2

This is the second version of the 50 Cent Bulletproof Xbox. One was released in Australia & one in New Zealand. 
Thank you Carl Coran.

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Units Available: 1
Retail Price: Not For Sale

The Atari Edition Xbox was given away at the Leipzig Game Convention in 2004, It is one of a kind and is orange in color. Attendees needed to collect all 5 pins that Atari gave away, which spelled ATARI.[9] If the attendee was able to find all 5 pins, they could be entered into the contest, with the winner receiving the one-of-a-kind orange Atari Edition Xbox, an Atari T-shirt, headband, wristband, Atari bracelet, and the original 5 pins. [10] It is worth noting that the Atari Xbox began as a standard black Xbox which was later airbrushed by Atari.
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Conkers Xbox console,
3 made for a Conkers tournement in Sydney
Australia.
Thank you Carl Coran.

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Crystal

Units available: Unknown

Retail Price: Unknown

The crystal edition Xbox first came out around March 2004 in Europe, celebrating the console's second anniversary in the region. The box bundle consist of the console and 2 matching crystal controllers. A few weeks later, up to Summer 2004, the bundle was also sold in Canada stores. Months later, variants of the crystal edition bundle were sold in stores bundled with certain games.

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Dead or Alive Ultimate / Online

Units Available: 5000
Retail Price: ¥22'800

On March 25, 2004, a Kasumi-chan Blue Xbox console was released in Japan. The system was released simultaneously with Tecmo's fighting game, Dead or Alive Ultimate. The translucent blue case was based on the costume of Dead or Alives main character, Kasumi, and had "Dead or Alive Ultimate" written in white lettering in the lower left corner of the top of the case. Included with the translucent blue console was a matching Controller S, a DVD Playback Kit, an Xbox Live Starter Kit with a free one-year membership, a copy of Dead or Alive Ultimate, a copy of Digital Venus DVD, and a five-foot-long Kasumi body pillow.
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Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball

Units Available: 20
Retail Price: Unknown

The Dead or Alive Xbox was only sold in Germany with a picture of the game with airbrush effect.

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I don't know much about this other than Ed Fries was the Vice President of game publishing at Microsoft during the Xbox's life. As you may imagine, if you're a high level executive delivering a product you may have to call in a few special favors along the way. What better thank you to certain people than a personalized xbox thank you note?

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Halo 2 (Asia)

Units Available: Unknown
Retail Price: $249

On March 18, 2005, an Ice Blue Halo 2 Limited Edition Xbox was released in Canada and Asia. The console was translucent blue and retailed for approximately $249. Included with the Ice Blue console was a matching Controller S, a special Halo green headset and a copy of Halo 2. The difference between the Asian and Canadian Halo 2 versions can be seen in the Xbox's jewel. The Asian version has a black jewel, while the Canadian version has a silver jewel. They were version 1.1 or 1.0. Also was sold through Bell with a 24-month contract for high speed, the Bell bundle was sold October 31 to November 7, 2005 and came with the console, 2 games (Amped 2 and Top Spin) and 1 year of Xbox Live and a headset. It was also available before this date with a 24-month contract but you had to pay 149.99 for the console.

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Halo 2 (Canada)

Units Available: Unknown
Retail Price: $249

On March 18, 2005, an Ice Blue Halo 2 Limited Edition Xbox was released in Canada and Asia. The console was translucent blue and retailed for approximately $249. Included with the Ice Blue console was a matching Controller S, a special Halo green headset and a copy of Halo 2. The difference between the Asian and Canadian Halo 2 versions can be seen in the Xbox's jewel. The Asian version has a black jewel, while the Canadian version has a silver jewel. They were version 1.1 or 1.0. Also was sold through Bell with a 24-month contract for high speed, the Bell bundle was sold October 31 to November 7, 2005 and came with the console, 2 games (Amped 2 and Top Spin) and 1 year of Xbox Live and a headset. It was also available before this date with a 24-month contract but you had to pay 149.99 for the console.

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Halo 2 - Japanese Console. 


Japan got most of the special editions in an attempt to get them to accept the Xbox. That never happened in the numbers that Microsoft needed. Japanese gamers have always prefered Japanese companies such as Sony or Nintendo.

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Hello Kitty Crystal
Units Available: 550
Retail Price: S$99 SGD with a $5000 Samsung TV purchase from one specific retailer in Singapore.

The Hello Kitty Crystal Xbox was released with Sanrio in Singapore, to commemorate the release of Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue on the Xbox. The special edition console was translucent with a pink and orange Hello Kitty picture covering the X on top of the case. Included with the Hello Kitty Crystal console was a matching Crystal Controller S and a copy of Hello Kitty Mission Rescue.
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Units Available: 35
Retail Price: Not For Sale

Identical in colour to the Mountain Dew Edition, the Hulk Xbox was a special promotional Xbox made to commemorate the release of the Universal Pictures movie "Hulk" in 2003 for the UK release. The console Featured a jewel on top with the promotional image of the Incredible Hulk's Eye and the Pepsi Logo. These Special editions were only available by having a winning Scratchcard when you Purchased a Popcorn and Pepsi meal in participating UK UCI multiplex cinemas. No other information about packaging is known. packaging is the same as the original black Xbox but has an additional sticker on the rear of the box stating hulk edition. comes with a standard black controller.
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Mountain Dew
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Units Available: 5000
Retail Price: $99.99 + $8.75 shipping + 550 Mountain Dew points

The Mountain Dew Limited Edition Xbox was only available through a Mountain Dew sweepstakes requiring loyal Dew-drinking Xbox fans to amass 550 points in order to "buy" the Limited Edition Xbox. The sweepstakes spanned 5 months – from April to August 2004. Production was limited to 5000 units. Within 1 day all systems were reserved. The Mountain Dew Limited Edition Xbox is neon-green colored and has a special jewel atop the Xbox that has the words "Limited Edition" and the Mountain Dew logo under the Xbox name. Included with the neon green console is one of two games: Project Gotham Racing 2 or Amped 2. Only 30 points could be registered per day for the contest.

Mountain Dew Points were awarded as follows: 20 oz. 1 pt, 1-liter 1 pt, 2-liter 1 pt, 12-pack 3 pts, 24-pack 6 pts, 32/44 oz. Fountain Cups 1 pt
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Halo (Translucent Orange, US)
Units Available: 1

Retail Price: Not for resale

Found while visiting a garage sale (in Redmond, Washington) on July 27, 2014, a translucent orange Halo Special Edition original Xbox console was found and purchased. Pictures comparing the console to a Halo Translucent Green version have been posted at the Assembler forums.[6] This has been proven to be a legitimate system, and the thread at the Assembler forums show images of several of these orange Xbox case tops at the factory as production samples. It appears that only 1 of the Orange Xbox consoles escaped destruction. As this is an actual Microsoft produced Xbox from a mold (instead of a painted case), this is likely to be the rarest Xbox console in existence. A video can be seen on YouTube, on the channel "MetalJesusRocks", titled "Ultra Rare HALO XBOX DISCOVERED!" posted on April 24, 2015.

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The previous owner (Emilio) sold it(for $15,000.00), got $9K upfront and opened his own gaming consignment shop. He is still waiting for the remainder of the cash. But the new owner is some girl who owns a competing gaming consignment shop. It's a museum of sorts, but not like you'd think. It's currently located in Renton WA

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Units Available: 1300
Retail Price: ¥35,800 JPY

On December 19, 2002, a Panzer Dragoon Orta Special Edition Xbox was released in Japan to commemorate the release of Panzer Dragoon Orta on the Xbox. The console's special features included a white case with the Panzer Dragoon Orta logo on the top in the lower left hand corner, as well as some artwork from Orta surrounding the Xbox jewel. Unit was only available to those who preordered on Nov 1, 2002, through Sega Direct. Included with the Special Edition console was a matching white Controller S, an Xbox Component A/V cable, an Xbox Component AV pack, a copy of Panzer Dragoon Orta with its soundtrack CD, and a dragon head necklace. When the console was first planned, 3,000 units were set to be produced, but during production the process of applying the silk screen design of the black lines seen on the top of the console proved to be a very difficult task.
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Pure White

Units Available: 1,000
Retail Price: Unknown

The Pure White Xbox was only sold in Japan with the option to engrave up to 20 letters.
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Skeleton Black

Units Available: 50,000 planned - 10,000 sold
Retail Price: ¥35,800 JPY

In 2001, a Clear Black Limited Edition Xbox (also commonly referred to as the "smoke" edition) was released in Japan to commemorate the Xbox's Japanese release. Included with the Clear Black console was a matching Clear Black Controller S, an Xbox Component AV pack, and a key chain that had Bill Gates' signature and the console's serial number engraved in it.
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Candy Skeleton

Quantity: 1

Not much is known about this xbox other than it is a skeleton with candy placed inside of it. It appears to have been a gift given out at a company party. It is most likely full of roaches... wherever it is.

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Tony Hawk's Underground 2

Units Available: 10

Retail Price: Not For Sale

The Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Special Edition Xbox was issued in October 2004 in conjunction with Activision and online skater magazine caughtinthecrossfire in the United Kingdom. This special edition console was only available as a winner's prize at skateboarding and gameplay competitions to commemorate and promote the release of Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on the Xbox. The artwork was airbrush painted by hand in an urban graffiti style with translucent matte lacquer finish. The artwork covered the top of the case and followed the X shape downwards on the corners of the Xbox. A very limited production run of 10 graffiti style units was commissioned and was issued "Not For Resale". Included with the THUG2 Special Edition console was a matching Crystal Controller S and a Tony Hawk autographed copy of Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
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Translucent Green
(Not Halo or Debug)

Units Available: 20,000 Manufactured - 5,000 sold (Europe)
Retail Price: €229/£149

On May 2, 2003 a Translucent Green Limited Edition Xbox(rare) was released in Europe to celebrate Xbox's one-year European birthday. The console came with two matching Controller S and retailed for €229/£149. It had a limited manufacture of 20,000 units but only sold 5,000 units(in Europe). The styling of the Translucent Green Xbox is identical to Debug Units used in game development; of course, the retail versions lacked the words "Debug Kit" on the front of the case. The green Controller S was also sold separately. The Translucent Green Limited Edition Xbox was also released in Canada and came with one matching Controller S and two games, Crimson Skies and Project Gotham Racing 2.

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Units Available: 200,000
Retail Price: $200 USD

On April 2, 2004, Microsoft issued a press release announcing the upcoming retail availability of the Halo Limited Edition Xbox combo.[5] The Xbox console and its included S Controller were translucent green with "Halo" written on the front of the console, at the right hand side, near controller port 4. This unit appears very similar to the Translucent Green "Debug Kit" Xbox consoles, only replacing the words "Debug Kit" with the "Halo" logo.

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World Racing

Units Available: 6
Retail Price: Not For Sale

The World Racing Xbox was only given away in Germany in a contest.
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EA Xbox Live White`
Quantity: 30

This Special Edition console was given to Electronic Arts to celebrate their support of the nascent XBOX Live service.

I am told there are 60 of the controllers that match in existence, and two came with the console. If these numbers are correct, this indicates that only 30 of these consoles were ever produced.

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MSN Crystal
Quantity: 1?

This special edition was only recently discovered. Nothing is known about it for certain. It was most likely part of MSN's gaming zone offering.

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the EA xbox live white had a quantity of more than one. the OP talking about it was somewhere in the USA. There is one relatively close to where I live. I'm thinking there were probably 50 or so in total made, given out to the top EA people in each region.

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Thanks for creating this site, Blake!  The overall design is pleasing and easy to absorb and use.  I enjoy your write-ups as well.  Looking forward to utilizing, contributing and watching this resource site grow.  Cheers!

 

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3 minutes ago, Master Chief said:

Thanks for creating this site, Blake!  The overall design is pleasing and easy to absorb and use.  I enjoy your write-ups as well.  Looking forward to utilizing, contributing and watching this resource site grow.  Cheers!

 

Thank you! Glad to have you.

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Hey Blake you should Create a topic with just Xecuter parts so People can know more about the types of chips, panels, pro switches etc. maybe add some XCM Products as well :D unless of course I could do it?

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On 7/25/2017 at 2:09 AM, N163LPH03N1X said:

Hey Blake you should Create a topic with just Xecuter parts so People can know more about the types of chips, panels, pro switches etc. maybe add some XCM Products as well :D unless of course I could do it?

Yeah that would be awesome. I'll pin it and possibly contribute.

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Can confirm I won a limited edition painted Xbox from a Microsoft sponsored fun run. It featured Brutus from the game Brute Force, laser printed (I assume), on the right of the console, and a car on the left. I am not sure which game the car was meant to depict but I think it was red and perhaps a mini coop?

I am not sure if more of these were made. Competition was held in Tauranga, New Zealand. Around world release time of Xbox.

I hard modded the console early on via a company called kings electrical after finding out it was possible and then sold it roughly 6 years ago for $60...

Sorry for the ambiguity.

But I can gurantee someone out there has this console. I am kicking myself hard after finding this thread. Looking to mod another console :)

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Can confirm I won a limited edition painted Xbox from a Microsoft sponsored fun run. It featured Brutus from the game Brute Force, laser printed (I assume), on the right of the console, and a car on the left. I am not sure which game the car was meant to depict but I think it was red and perhaps a mini coop?
I am not sure if more of these were made. Competition was held in Tauranga, New Zealand. Around world release time of Xbox.
I hard modded the console early on via a company called kings electrical after finding out it was possible and then sold it roughly 6 years ago for $60...
Sorry for the ambiguity.
But I can gurantee someone out there has this console. I am kicking myself hard after finding this thread. Looking to mod another console


Talk about a kick in the nuts!


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On 5/28/2017 at 2:08 AM, OGXbox Admin said:

Xbox Alpha Kit/Durango.

I hope youll edit it. The Xbox Alpha kit is not the same as Durango. Where ever you got that name from. The Durango was the prototype name for the Xbox one Development kit in its Alpha stage,
The Xbox 360 was called Xenon during Alpha stage.
The original xbox probably pretty early on got the Xbox name, but also was named DirectX box.

The Alpha Kit is known in 2 versions, first there was the Alpha I (1) and the Alpha II (2) came later. its basicly a Alpha 1 but a newer Videocard (upgrading form a Geforce 2 to prototype 3?) and the CPU went from 600Mhz(? not sure if this is correct) to the final speed of 733Mhz slot 1 cpu.

People owning an older ALpha I kit probably got send an upgrade kit. I personaly believe based on images released by MS at the time and recent pictures of the casing of an DirectX console case that Microsoft put a Alpha xbox hardware inside. Not sure wich hardware but the motherboard would fit with a adapter to fit the GPU and other cards. P1010046.jpg.b7e7549c4de350de908c0636717b274b.jpg

There are also some Xbox live beta consoles (wich where probably relabeled Debug kits) and Test xbox consoles. I think one of the members on this forum also has a Xbox motherboard with coincel battery and some kind of debug connector near the CPU.

Dont forget about the Sega Chihiro ;) its xbox based. (DVT4/DEBUG mobo)

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A question about the World Racing Xbox lot.  Were those actually an Xbox backed theme?  Seems more like it was just a promo done by Synetic (Germany based company) to promote their Mercedez-Benz World Racing game that they got airbrushed by Topairbrush: Please login or register to see this link. . Thoughts?

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      16 - dashboard - Clock cannot be set

      Basically it comes down to this. Error 16 has to do with not finding the menu setting with which you can set the clock of the hdd. This happens to a lot of people that erase their hdd (original/upgraded) or MS dashboard files and after that they don't immediatly install the hdd but leave the xbox without power longer than 5 hours.

      It's all about the hdd can't find the menu with which it can set the clock. This is mostly because the xbox hdd is empty (you removed dashboard or fux0red it via ftp). The problem arises when xbox searches for menu to set clock with, can't find it and voila: error 16. Well read on please!

      So you have an error 16 huh? Don't worry "nothing" is broken!

      You have an xbox hdd that is locked. And normally you can boot in original and modded mode. Retail or upgraded doesn't matter. You start playing around with xboxdash.xbe etc. using ftp programs. While doing this you "accidently" remove your MS dashboard and also your alternate dashboard (Evox, etc.) so there is no dash anymore on the xbox hdd.

      You end the ftp session and after that you shut off your xbox. Normally when you would start up again it gives you an error 13/14 ( no dashboard found). No worries with a slayer Evox cd (and a hardmod), all is ok. BUT this is only WITHIN 3 hours or so.

      This is because the internal clock of the xbox will only be kept alive by the capacitors for only 3 or 4 hours. So when you leave your xbox unplugged from electricity for over 5 hours after you have played with the .xbe's AND you have removed your (ms and evo-x) dash from your xbox than you are fux0red. Why do you ask?

      Why can't I boot from disc?

      Its as follows Xbox starts booting==> (almost 1st thing a xbox does is) searches for internal clock==> doesnt find internal clock because there hasn't been any electricity on the xbox for 5 hours so battery that kept clock alive is empty and clock is gone==> searches for the proper dashboard menu to set clock with ==> doesnt find msdashboard or evo-x dashboard menu becuz you have removed it from the hdd for whatever reasons you had==> xbox gives error 16: cannot set clock.

      So what do you do about it? Two options!

      1. Install a mod chip that has a BIOS on it that allows you to configure a new hard drive. All of the modern/final bioses will do this, and will let you boot directly from DVD even if the hard drive is not setup correctly. This will let you put clean files on C


      2. This is the more easy and newbie friendly strategy
      - Get/borrow a modded xbox
      - Disconnect the DVD from the problem xbox
      - Boot the problem xbox, the DVD error will come up, but the hard drive will now be unlocked.
      - Boot the modded xbox, get it to the dashboard, put in the Hexen disk
      - Disconnect the IDE hard drive from the modded xbox’s IDE chain
      - Connect the IDE hard drive from the problem xbox to the modded xbox
      - Launch Hexen
      - Re-install the C: from Hexen.

      If you get an error 13 after this, please read up on the error 13 explanation!

      20 - kernel - The dashboard was attempted to load and failed

      It was a cold boot, and the dashboard didn't specify why it failed, but it
      (for some reason) needed to be noted that the dvd passed the challenge/response authentication

      21 - anywhere 

      This error says that the machine was booted to display a error, basically someone told the machine to reboot (or launch a xbe) with this flag, and the error code just means its been rebooted by the flag

      This occurs frequently when the xbox is unable to boot due to dashboard changes being made (ie Gcue true blue hasnt been resigned, parts of the stock dash are missing - incomplete FTP backups copied to a new HDD for example).

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    • By djkoopa
      Hi guys, just signed up and getting my OG XBOX modding adventure underway!
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