Thanx in advance to anyone trying to lend a hand, I used the slayer's auto-install 2.5 final to install my evox dash to a ver. 1.0 xbox using a matrix modchip a long while back. That worked out nicely for me, so my brother asked me to mod his newer xbox for him. I figured it wasn't gonna be a big deal and decided to do it. His system is a 1.4 with an xbit 1.5 that I installed. The chip installed fine with a recent executer bios, and it read my slayer's 2.5 disc without problems. My problem is actually getting the new dash to boot rather than the m$ dash. I'm attempting it with the retail hd, because all he wants it for is emulation... so the standard hd size works out fine. I've tried all formatting options possible. Rebuild large, retail hd; install evox etc... to large, retail hd. No matter what I do, it will not boot evox dash after install, only m$ dash. Maybe I need the slayer's 2.6 for the newer xbox/chip??? I know it sounds like a dumb situation, but I really don't know what I'm missing. Someone please help?!?!?!