This paragraph is a Prequel, I guess you could say. Look farther down for my actual problem. I am following this tutorial from the "USING XBOXHDM v1.9" part on down, and am stuck at the part where you are supposed to press the 3 key to be taken to the hard drive locking and unlocking screen. When I press 3, It starts loading linux with the penguin and all that text, and then the computer freezes on this string of text: "ehci_hcd 0000:00:0b.1: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number one" Now from my research, all I have managed to find out about this is that ehci_hcd has to do with USB2.0 support in linux. So I thought maybe unplugging all my USB stuff and plugging in my old PS/2 keyboard would help. It didn't Still freezes in the same place. I can boot the DOS version of the locking tools, but it doesn't seem as friendly, it does not prompt the same way as the normal screens, and I don't like the fact that all the logs are deleted after restart. I fixed this by disabling my USB in the BIOS, and using a PS/2 keyboard. Now, my problem is that xboxhdm reports my drive is frozen, and cannot be locked. Yes, my drive is on the unlockable and lockable list. I don't have any option to disable Auto Detection in my BIOS (dell revision A11 bios Dell XPS 600) and have already tried plugging the drive's IDE cable or power cable into the drive after POST at the xboxhdm screen. If it was the IDE cable I plugged in, XboxHDM freezes after I enter "3" and press enter. It looks like this: boot: 3 _ <- the underscore remains flashing, but it never does anything. If I leave the IDE cable in and insert the power cable after POST, XboxHDM reports that my drive is frozen. How the hell can I fix this? I don't have another computer available to me, and I have tried Chimp with no success. I tried Chimp before all this, but I could not get telnet to connect.(I have a 1.6 xbox so the only way to use Chimp is in telnet) I could telnet to the dashboard, but once I started Chimp, it wouldn't connect. I tried chimp's forced 192.168.0.3, and the xbox's dashboard IP, 192.168.0.3. I also tried my Mac after my PC failure, neither of which provided different results in telnet. FTP and telnet work fine in the the dashboard, but once I open Chimp, I can't connect at all. Sorry about the long post, but I just wanted to make sure that I have covered my whole process and problem. By the way, I am a first time poster, but a long time reader. I love this forum.