:facepalm: My Dad just reformatted my old XBox's HDD. Any advice?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by chrisyroid, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. chrisyroid

    chrisyroid MDL Novice

    Apr 4, 2010
    #1 chrisyroid, Jul 29, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015
    A while back I screwed up the boot loader to my XBox (gen 1) and was planning on fixing it. There it sat and sat in my Dad's house until one day he calls me up and tells me he reformatted the drive as he saw no use in keeping the old thing around. I guess he wanted to recycle some of the parts. So now I have a brain dead XBox. All I can remember from softmodding it is you'd need the original HDD key (which now I can't get) I was wondering if there might be some hope for me still. Either that or I'll just end up buying a used one from my local thrift shop (seriously, those things come and go like crazy) but what fun is that?
  2. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

    Mar 7, 2012

    It may be worth asking this question on a more relevant forum. Xbox modding is something rarely discussed here.

    Not to steer you away, heck someone may answer you question here, but... We specialise in operating systems, BIOS, PC hardware, software development, etc.

    Also, to kind of answer your question, it may be worth looking into a hardware modification. I never used softmods in case of accidents like this, and if you've lost your original hdd key the game gets even harder.

    Regarda, The Dev.
  3. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

    Oct 15, 2014
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  4. Skaendo

    Skaendo MDL Addicted

    Sep 23, 2014
    What I would do is see if I could find a Xecuter 3 Mod Chip, (a little soldering would be required) and you can just put any hard drive in it that you want.
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  5. gyrfalcon

    gyrfalcon MDL Novice

    Feb 18, 2009
    Move out of your parents basement.... MA WHERE'S THE MEATLOAF!!
  6. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

    Oct 25, 2015
    So I guess there is no chance of unformatting that drive ?

    Hiren's boot DVD 15.2 restored has several utilities capable of accomplishing just that.