Hack a 250gb, 320gb or 500gb Sata harddrive to work in the Xbox 360 and Xbox 360 Slim

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    So I am at the part where I restore partition 2. But for some reason, it seems like xplorer360 keeps hanging and not making any progress.

    I tried Hoffmans partition 2 as well but did the same thing. I am using the WD2500BEVT drive. I did try this on a 500 GB drive but had issues injecting the content folder where it would seem to hang on a certain file and just keep repeating it.

    Weirdly, when I try to inject the content folder now it says "An unhandled exception was thrown"

    Any suggestions on what to do? I am worried that I lost all my game progress. Thanks
     

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    Partition 2 only contains the emulator for the original Xbox, if you still have issues you might possibly have to create the partitions again.

    I would suggest using Party Buffalo Drive Explorer to restore your save games to Partition 3, Xplorer 360 is generally not that great at this and you also need to use a modded version depending on what size drive you have.

    Use Xplorer 360 Extreme2 to restore partition 2 (run with admin rights) and nothing more, don't touch partition 3 as it does not support larger drives for this.
     
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    I reflashed and made the partitions on the drive but still no luck. I am so confused as to why I have this issue. Weirdly when I tried a 500gb drive it worked. But I seemed to run into issues when copying the content folder to it, even when using party buffalo drive explorer. So now got another drive which is the 250gb one, and I now have this issue.

    This is the video showing restoring partition 2 it seems to be looping. I did let it sit for a while but got know where.
     

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    Are you running these apps with admin rights? (Right Click > Run as Administrator)

    To rule out the drive been hacked correctly create the partitions again and put the drive in the 360, does the drive actually show up in the memory section of the dashboard?

    If so format it and then then try to restore your saves with Party Buffalo.
     
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    Yes, so I always run with admin rights. I did repartition the HDD however it said it was already flashed. So I took it and put it right into the 360. Detected it right away, without issue. Formatted it. Went back to Party Buffalo and restored it. Not sure if I did it right, but I went under the Data folder and just clicked "Inject folder". It started running but ran into an error. The last image is just showing where I restored the content folder too.
     

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    The drive is hacked ok then which is a good thing, the issues might possibly be related to your Windows 7 install.

    Maybe try using the 360 with that hard drive and saving one save game to the hard drive, Party Buffalo should register the content is there, then you can gradually drop your backed up content in to the correct place. Could possibly be an issue dumping everything back in at once.

    You could also try FATXplorer its a paid for app, however has been updated in the last 13 years compared to most other tools. I believe you get a 7 day trial which will be fine for restoring your saves.
     
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    I haven't got too far today. But I put the HDD into the 360. created a new profile, and it did a system update as well. I loaded it back to party buffalo and still gave me some errors. However, it recognizes all the folders, (shown in photo). What's weird is one of the profiles seemed to be working, and showing progress but still throwing an error. It does seem like most of the profile is copied, but I don't know if it finished it or only did it up until it gave the error. Makes me wonder if it is a bad installation on Windows 7. The images uploaded are just the errors it gave me every time while copying.
     

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    Hey man I wanna say thank you! I kept playing around and was able to get all the profiles copied over. I popped the drive into the 360 and everything was detected and working! I can't express my excitement about having my 360 working. Thank you!
     
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    Glad you got everything copied over in the end!
     

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