So here is where i am, i flashed my drive with the eeprom and flash utilities. i got the newest backup creator and its installed to my programs. im running windows 7, i downloaded the mscomctl.ocx and visual basic 6 sp6 runtimes. i load up my drive which is usb type on my laptop, but its connected to a drive case with a sata connection. i get all the info just like in the videos to back up my xgd3 game and this is what i get: Xbox Backup Creator v2.9 Build:0345 By Redline99 Found ODD: ATAPI iHAS324 B AL1B at [G] Additional Info: 2011/09/06 15:01 Nero v22.214.171.124 ImgBurn 126.96.36.199 is available ImgBurn - The Ultimate Image Burner! by LIGHTNING UK! AP25 loading dae.bin file AP25 dae.bin MCRT Version: 12 AP25 dae.bin MCRT Count: 50 AP25 dae.bin MCRT Flags: 0x0000 Getting media info [G] Media Type: Not Present Getting media info [G] Media Type: DVD-ROM Bytes Used: 49.0 MB (51,329,024 bytes) Checking DVD Region Information Application Error in: IImageReader_ReadToCache 6 Overflow Unable to determine Xbox Disk Type i have also tried with one of my other older games to no avail, i never get the start button to light up. any help will be greatly appreciated.