oh crap. help? admins/ experienced modders

Discussion in 'Xbox Support' started by Gearhead 24, Nov 20, 2008 with 3 replies and 329 views.

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  1. Gearhead 24

    Gearhead 24 Enthusiast

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    just got the error 21 code which doesnt seem to be a horrible error from what ive read but im not entirely sure how to fix it. i have a copy of my C drive backed up to my computer to replace it with but im just not sure that its complete. i got the error when i was trying to restore my origional dash through Krazie's Ndure installer. i went to restore general and thought that it would just restore the xbox like the "uninstall softmod" button on SID 4.0. im fairly new to modding and i dont know much so i kinda need help. im trying to make a recovery disk with the files that i do have using the extras that came with the Ndure installer package but again i dont know if my files are good.

    What i can do: i can still get to my softmodded dashboard through splinter and i can still FTP my box with new files. i already tried doing this but i still get the error. I can still load games so i dont think any of the "drivers" i guess you would call them are bad.

    I CANNOT boot my box and go to the regular xbox dash. which ive read is because it is booting off of a flag or sumthing. or booting and then immediately throwing up that flag
    I have to put my disk in and then do a cold boot to get it to load instead of going to the error code.


    if anyone can help me or knows where i can get a CLEAN backup of all original files that would help. im going to try this disk but i would appreciate any advice to help. if it doesnt work im just going to buy another one.

    I dont think that my timing is too great either. with the release of the NXBE i think im gonna have a bit more trouble. :cursing::cursing::cursing:

    Edit- NVM found clean backup. trying david's suggestion of using ForrestMaster's TUT on how to reformat HDD to factory Default.
     
  2. David5534

    David5534 Premium Premium

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    If you can load the game you softmodded with then get into the softmod installer and hit restore MS backup and it should fix everything.
     
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    Gearhead 24

    Gearhead 24 Enthusiast

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    It doesnt offer that unfortunately. i am getting random errors now. for some reason when i attempted to overwrite the files with my C backup from my pc, it didnt get rid of Ndure's installer and then i obviously made my back up after i had already softmodded it so i also have Sid 4 files on there. (i originally softmodded it with SID) so i did a reboot and it brought up the MS dash some how and then it said that i had to dl the new XBE update and when i went to do that i got the black screen of death saying Error 21 some more. I have the files for a rescue disk but i really need an ISO before i can continue. can anybody send me an ISO? if i have that i can burn my disk to a DVD+R and hopefully restore everything. its worth a shot i think. I dont know. if i cant fix it i can even send you the HDD so you can mess with it if you dont live on teh other side of the country cuz im not gonna pay like 60$ shipping. you can mess with it and see if you can fix it and ill probably just get another one because all i want to do is play a friggin game on live. I WAS trying to put XBMC on it but apparently im too nubbish
    thx
    GEARHEAD
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