When you create a xbox hdd from scratch then lock it, will the pc detect the locked drive? I hooked up my locked powered down xbox drive just to see if i could unlock it but my pc could not detect it. Or is it just my pc? The stock xbox is my backup drive i already upgraded my box with a new drive i don’t have any softmod problems or hardware failure, (yet, a softmod is always bound to go wrong sooner or later)its just that I want to gain more knowledge so that in a rare event something does happen I'll know that maybe its my pc that cant detect. In order for my pc to detect the drive must i do the hotswap trick so that the xbox unlocks it? I was just wondering. I’m using an old Gateway GP633 to create drives, I've made many successful drives for many of my friends. I know that the pc works, maybe for only creating drives but not reading them. Has this occurred to you any of you. Your replies will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.