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Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Support Archive' started by DR22, Aug 19, 2009 with 15 replies and 446 views.

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  1. DR22

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    Alright here's the prob i pluged my hardrive to my computer and the computer won't boot they say i need proper boot something like that ? whats the problem

     
  2. -124112-

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    Umm, did you restart/power up while the X360 HDD was still connected to your computer?
     
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    yes ? cause i know you have to plug in when your comp is off
     
  4. Haxalot88

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    When booting up, there should be an option around the lines of "Select Boot Device - F12" or something of that matter, you will have to manually select your normal hard-disk yourself. It seems that the computer is trying to find the OS on the xbox hard-drive, and not your normal hard-drive.
     
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    ok thx and how do i do that ?
     
  6. Gears Gamer

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    yes f12. then select your normal hard drive. If it continues to do this every time afterwards, then insert the windows installation disc and open command prompt. Enter:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    It sounds like your boot records have been slightly messed up. This will repair them.

    Start the PC and press F12 sraight away. Then select the PC hard drive. Or try my previous instructions (they are for vista)
     
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    thx guys and what is basically your normal drive ? cause i don't want to mess up everything
     
  8. Gears Gamer

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    Your PC hard drive. It won't mess anything up if you boot the wrong thing. Just boot the different hard drives until one works. But you might need to do this every time. If so, use my previous suggestion, if you have xp the command is fixmbr

    Remember to click the thanks button (bottom right) if we helped
     
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    DR22

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    and how do you do the fixmbr if you don't have the boot cd ?

    alright i've tried the f12 thing and it doesn't work :.( Helo would be appriciated
     
  10. Gears Gamer

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    Wen you say doesn't work, you mean the screen giving you the option to select different boot devices doesn't come up? It should do, wen u start your computer just keep pressing F12 until it does. If it's a different button it will say at the top of the screen.
    I don't know how you get command prompt up if you don't have the CD
     
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    DR22

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    well ill try again and tell you what it does. And it's a black screen
     
  12. Venomous Fire

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    Why are you even trying to start your computer with your HDD plugged in? Unless you are doing something with HDDHakr you dont need to have it plugged in when you first boot up
     
  13. Gears Gamer

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    yes good point. I don't connect my HDD to my PC to mod etc.
    But just boot your computer without it plugged in, Then plug it in.
    Still, the F12 should work.
     
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    well if like right now i just take the sata cable out with the sata power and plug it the hdd ? wont it wreck the computer ?

    ok it says choose boot device or boot with bootable ... something like that didn't write it down. :tongue: thx
     
  15. Gears Gamer

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    I don't see why it should affect the computer. Never tried though, if someone could verify this?
     
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    DR22

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    someone ? can you unplug sata cables while computer on ? and how did ylu guys upgrade your hardrive

    Ok i have new question , would making a bootable ms-dos floppy diskett make it work ?

    ok i think i found the problem. I only have on sata cable for my sata port to somewhere :tongue: and the sata power right beside it so i un plug them and put in the hdd. But where the sata cables are is the floppy disc thing ? so i unplug them but should still work ? im really mixed up.
     

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