I have an old Xbox that has an Xecuter 2 chip installed, it still has the stock HDD so i'd like to upgrade it to a 500GB SATA. Weirdly I cannot physically see any chip soldered to the board, I can see some yellow wires going out the front of the console so i'm not sure if this is where the chip is located? (see pic).
In any case I have downloaded the HeXen 2018 installation disc, and I have the necessary parts required to convert from IDE to SATA. Is this disc capable of setting up a HDD with this chip? I took a couple of pics showing my kernel and the fact my current HDD is locked:
So while softmodding my V1.0 Xbox i managed to fry the original HDD. I was lucky enough to be able to get the Eeprom from the old hdd before it fried but i haven't bee able to find a guide on how to build a new drive.
I had originally bought an 80 wire IDE and startech IDE to SATA adapter and have a 2tb hdd ready to use.
Can anyone guide me on what i need to do to create a new Hdd?
So I got a soft modded console with Maxtor 40GB IDE drive, listed as working. Got it, plugged it in, browsed around for maybe 5 mins and then it just crashed. The board is now dead and the HDD is locked. Being locked I know my options are already limited. I basically just want to format it completely and rebuild it for use on another machine. Here’s where I run into the major issue.
I first tried my OpenXenium Xbox to try and unlock the drive. No luck it won’t let format or any of the options available. I just get an error saying it couldn’t complete it yada yada yada. I was however able to sign into the drive with FTP and it’s completely empty.
Hexen won’t boot since I can only get as far an error 9 with a locked drive.
PC does not recognize the drive at all when plugged in via IDE to USB adapter. FYI, It does have a power source running.
Where can I go from here? I hate to throw away a 40GB drive if it’s salvageable. If it’s dead, then so be it.
Board Life Status
Board startup date: April 23, 2017 12:45:48