first off i want to apologize to chunkhead if i seemed 'arrogant' and 'newbish'. i realize the trouble and time it takes for this all to happen. my remarks may have reflected an attitude that i myself do not appreciate. this only because i didnt think he was giving information about my problem. anyways, chuckhead, if you are reading this, my bad. now, on with the next problem... i recently installed a 160gig hdd to my xbox and used xboxhdm to make a disc using the files from my already softmodded xbox. the softmod was performed using ndure. i have a shadowc. i cannot see any files in c. i am only now learning about lba48 after having bad xbmc issues. i chatted in #xbmc for a good while last night with those guys trying to figure out why xbmc wouldnt run for me. i would either get a fatal error in userdata/sources.xml, or the t3ch logo would load then freeze on a black screen. log files show the language files from xbmc to not be transferring. flashfxp says they are, but xbmc log says they are not. so one guy mentions lba48 being needed on a drive >137gigs. then i told him that i used ndure to install the softmod and that i chose nkpatcher .67 and that i have use of f drive and space free on g drive but have not used it. the same guy told me that i might need to setup my rig so that pbl loads a bios that supports lba48. my current bios is m8 according to evox system settings. i swear that i have read that nkpatcher utilizes lba48 so i am thinking that there is a different problem, and hoping that it isnt the hdd (its not a month old). it isnt packed full of stuff. i dont believe it is using more that 137gig and causing corruption of just xbmc. i have tried many different builds and they give me the same 2 errors. i noticed in my biosLD folder there isnt any bin fles. only a default.xbe. i noticed this when looking to patch the bios with evtool. one other thing, i dont have the m$ dash. dont ask me why. i dont really need it, for myself, but does the xbox need it for anything? to sum it up... 1. is ndure with nkpatcher .67 recommended for a hdd over 137gigs? 2. what the crud is wrong with xbmc? maybe pertains to #1? 3. does the xbox need the m$dashboard? 4. why doesnt my biosLD folder have any bin files? again, thank you all for the effort and time.