Hello. I have tried to take pictures to help explain my problem. I have followed the Hotswap tutorial Code: [B]HOTSWAP PROCESSING[/B]: step1: turn on pc then press then Break/Pause key. So the pc completely stop booting. step2: turn on xbox and wait until the microsoft logo appear under the big X and XBOX. Then disconnect IDE cable from xbox hdd and connect the one from PC to it. If you dont see microsoft logo and xbox goes straight to service screen or hang at the big X, then disconnect IDE cable from xbox's hdd just before xbox goes to service screen or hang. Being VERY careful not to jolt or shake the HD too much, disconnect the DATA cable from the harddrive WITHOUT powering off the xbox. Now, the note after step2 is what I tried. My xbox does not hang at the X, it goes straight to the error. (12) This is what it looks like. I have done exactly as it says. I hotswapped without shaking the HD so it doesn't restart, and when I scan for changes or try to open the drive, nothing happens. Also when I remove the IDE cable from where it should normally hang, I get an error 7, but thats what is normal for not having an IDE cable in the hdd. Any ideas/help? Thanks in advance.