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  1. well, I'm not going to go into the idiocy/stupidity that led to frying the xecuter ice chip on the board, but suffice to say I managed to turn the box into a paperweight. Good news is that the total cost was $30, as I was able to buy a 1.6 with cables and controller that had a dying DVD-ROM. It would boot the Halo that came with, and nothing else. So, I cleaned the laser to get it to read a Splinter Cell disc, and soft-modded with Rocky's excellent tool, and the latest Chimp, which worked beautifully. For the record, I had the same issue with Chimp as others had - frozen at loading screen. I had transferred files using Filezilla. After I cleared them and used CuteFTP, it ran perfectly. I probably would have never figured out how to fold the goddam IDE cable without the help of Youtube, lol. Anyway, thanks for all the inputs. They all had value.
  2. gotcha. Hey, last question (I hope) - does cache size on a replacement drive matter? 32MB vs 64? if you've done 40 - what did you use?
  3. John7272 - THANKS. Exactly the type of info I'm looking for. I probably should go to 2TB (or at least 1TB), but since these are little kids, there aren't that many xbox games I consider suitable (or their mom, whom I daren't cross). Regardless, your recipe should be just the ticket. The more I dig around the few forums left, the more the little lights come on, and "oh yeah, that was it". lol. I have the latest Hexen in hand. I'll post my results. cheers.
  4. A friend gave me back the xbox I made for him years ago. I want to update it for my grankids. It is chipped with an xecuter 2, is a version 1.6, and currently has an ancient 150GB hdd. Primarily, I want to put in a new HDD, planning on a 500GB, and use a Startech SATA/IDE adapter with an 80 wire cable. Then I want to add Coinops, and XBMC; the XBMC primarily for karaoke. Also a decent dash, thinking probably the last UnleashX. I have copied all the contents onto a drive via ftp. I am confused as to how to 1) install the new hdd and 2) how to install the dash/apps. From what I read on the wiki and elsewhere, supposedly, I can just install the drive, boot, and the xecuter wizard should walk me through formatting the drive. I assume that then I can put in the Hexen disk and it will install the dash's. Is this right? My xbox modding days are long behind me (even the 360 mod days, lol). Any help is appreciated.

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