Ok, so after 3 nights of working on it, I FINALLY got the flash to work. Had to go to bootdisk.com and download a no-driver loading boot disk for dos and that was the ticket. Strange how my USB boot disk would work and run dosflash, but not let the bin write back to the USB flash drive. :-/ So anyway, I got a couple games that were ixtreme created(flashed?) and popped them in. 2 of them worked flawlessly, and the other 2 brought up the xbox logo with some messages saying "insert an xbox disc into the unit" or something like that with rows of the same message in other languages. (Japanese, Chinese, etc.) Where the games bad or another region?? Maybe wrong flashed version? And the last game asked me that "It is necessary to update this game in order to play". I wasn't hooked up to the internet so I said ok, and let the update run. It did it and rebooted the xbox but it froze on the xbox logo. I waited a few minutes and rebooted the 360. When it came back to the dashboard, I started the game up again and the screen went to black and the game never loaded. Did I do something wrong? Should I have not updated the game? If the information it "updated" to my harddrive was bad, can I erase it or will it look funny to M$ if I go on live with corrupted disc data. (if it really is messed up) Thanks, and sorry for the newb questions. First xbox so it's all new to me with how the system works.