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Trouble with unlocking the old XBOX hard-drive

Discussion in 'Xbox - General discussion' started by roccy82, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. roccy82

    roccy82 Member

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    Hello.
    i want to use my old xbox hardrive in my pc. I have obtained the password for it through EvoX. When i entered the password to unlock it, it said done. Then when i had to do the password for hddisabl.exe, it said that "the device is not ready"? can someone please help me?
     
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    lcarbutt Regular member

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    8 GB or 10 GB hdd in a pc!!!! buy a new pc,

    however if you do REALLY want to use it u need to unlock it (use carpet magic) then you need to re-format it for pc use (u need a pc format program)
     
  3. roccy82

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    Its not for the fact that to use it in my PC, its so i can transfer games with my friends. I wanna use this hardrive for swap things with friends.
     
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    liquid51 Regular member

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    I had the same problem with mine. Then I realized that I was using the lock/unlock code for my maxtor 250gig. Oops. A stupid mistake, yes. But perhaps you should double check.
     
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    if you have the slayer CD - stick the HD back in the xbox - use config magic or what ever it is called (EEPROM management option)- and unlock the HD whilst it is in the XBOX - all done automatically - no need to enter passwords.

    then you can use it in a PC to your hearts content.
     
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    I have a similar problem. My Xbox died about 3 months ago and I'm trying to salvage what I can into my PC or whatever. I have heard I have to have this Xbox working to get this HD to unlock- is there a way around it?
     
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    to make an UNLOCKED xbox hdd run on a pc, you dont need a format prog, all you need is a win98 floppy, stick on the hard drive, boot up the floppy, when its finished, type fdisk, create a dos partition, then type format c:
    done

    course thats an unlocked one
     
  9. liquid51

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    oh yeah, sorry. I guess I didn't specify that that was for a locked hdd only. Much easier if it's already unlocked ;)
    but it sounds to me like your problem is that your hdd IS locked. But do you know for sure? You wouldn't have much of a problem if it's already unlocked.
    You will have to stick it in another modded xbox though in order to recover all of your info. Using it in your pc requires a reformat, and there goes all of your info if you do.
     
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    Where can you find "magic carpet"
     
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    i mean "CarpetMagic"
     
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    you can find hdd lock/unlock tools at #xbins or #xboxemu.
     
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    you can also try the unlock facility on littlejonnys auto installer if you have no joy with configmagic
     

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