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  1. OK... Long story - have a older Xbox (pre 1.6, mf 2002) which years and years ago I installed an Xecutor 2 and unlocked the drive, installed new dash etc. Unfortunately after removing the clock cap, I played one game and the HDD developed a hard fault. Bought a new SATA drive for it (and adapter), found Hexen 2018 and used it to remake the OS. Booted fine, but couldn't see the larger drive (0bytes shown free). Ah! thought I, maybe I need to flash the XEcutor 2 with a new BIOS to let it see a larger drive. Out comes the Hexen disc again, and I used option 3 (flash), chose an 1.1-1.5 BIOS 256k and pressed to update. After completing, it shut down... and won't startup! I guess I wrote an incompatible BIOS (or it wrote it to the machine). Any ideas how I can breathe life back into the machine? Tried booting - after it tries to boot 3 times I get red/green flashing. Tried unplugging the XEcutor from the board, I get a red ring of death (red flashing). Tried unplugging the drive and plugging other drives in (it was unlocked). I believe there is a copy of the flash on the HDD (but I can't read it!). During my initial recovery, I have a copy of XBINS site, so I have all the tools on there (just that it is nearly 20 years since I used any of the tools and setup an XBOX!).... Thanks for any help...
  2. Thanks guys. I'll give this a go. I'll set the drive back to Master - the DVD didn't read ,so maybe it's not a good write of the ISO.
  3. Hi all, I recently pulled my OG Xbox out of the garage to set it up for my 9yo to have a play on. Looking forwards to showing it off to her, I tested it and it worked fine but thought I had better remove the clock cap for safety (no leaking but checked to make sure). Then let her have a go at a game - worked fine. Then after rebooting, error 12.... I took the drive and put it on the PC and quickly took an image of it using HDDRawcopy, which showed around 8 bad sectors and the drive was reporting SMART errors too, so it's toast. I got a larger SATA drive and put it in using an amazon purchase IDE-SATA adapter, but still get the error 12 - is there any way to read the drive on a PC and repair the damage/reinstall whatever is used to boot (as there was a lovely setup of xecutor2 dashboards on there I would rather not lose). Otherwise, if there is no way to recover it. I tried using Tru Hexen 2020 to try and setup another drive, but the DVD won't boot (HDD is set to slave, I get error 17) Any help gratefully appreciated (it's a hard modded unit- xectutor 2 from memory)...
  4. Thanks - My OG Xbox HDD decided to fail after one boot up, so back to the start for me (chutes and ladders anyone?). Love the old XBOX.

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