It started with a xbox I bought with a bad softmod. I wanted to bring it back to factory, do a new softmod and back it up. I couldn't get the softmod gone bad off. Somehow I got the facktory dashboard back to factory, so I thought. I have the ms dash for a dashboard, it plays games fine but when I tried a new softmod it freezes as son as I start the run linux. I thought I would try xboxhdm to build a new drive. I've been trying the hotswap idea with no luck. I read that if I would boot up the machine and after the xbox logo would come up, disconnect the ide cable and plug pc cable in and the drive should be unlocked. xboxhdm says still locked. I also didn't get error 11 with the dvd unplug either so I tried booting a game and then doing the swap and it still didn't unlock. Why is this drive not unlocking? be kind to a newbie plaese. Just need alittle help.