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okay so i have an old old xbox hard drive.. i took this xbox with me to illinoise a long long time ago and burned a few cds which i will probably never see or remember the names of again.. this xbox has long sence been destroyed but i keeped the drive out of it.. now i know at first ya need the mother board to get the key and stuff like that.. but times have moved on and i have been able to unlock the drive.. very very easy i might add.. infact i think ill write a faq for it if it hasnt been done so already.. anyway i managed to use a hex program and rip an image of the drive and i have a browser i can use to browse the fatx file system and partitions of the drive now after searching everything ive concluded that the files i seek are on the game save partion and are the ones that end in .wma im assuming thats the format the xbox rips them too while downloading a cd to the hard drive.. so i dumped these wma files to the pc but they wont play.. am i missing something here do i need to convert these files somehow.. winamp just doesnt play them and windows media says the files are corrupt.. anyone have ideas.. am i screwed here should i just wipe the drive and format it for pc and sell it .. or is there a chance i can get the long sought after music that ive been waiting years to get my hands on
    
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A wma file is a Windows Media Audio file, so yes, those are the sings you ripped.

I don't know about the corruption issue, though. The easiest way to go about this would be to just drop the drive in a modded XBox for a while and ftp them off, but of course that means you have to acquire and mod another Xbox...Probably not on the table if you have concerns that the files might be corrupted on the drive.
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You cant read the fatx file system on any pc's. Plus the drive is locked so a PC wont know *** it is. Depending on what brand of drive it is, there are ways to unlock it from the pc. The downside to unlocking it from the PC is EVERYTHING gets formated. Atleast that was the deal when my friend gave me his WD from his dead xbox.
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EDIT: Read the prob, my bad!
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You cant read the fatx file system on any pc's. Plus the drive is locked so a PC wont know *** it is. Depending on what brand of drive it is, there are ways to unlock it from the pc. The downside to unlocking it from the PC is EVERYTHING gets formated. Atleast that was the deal when my friend gave me his WD from his dead xbox.
THATS NOT TRUE. its really easy to unlock the drives.. the western digitals tho you are right about unlocking them only leaves the option to to format.. but with the segate 10 gig drives.. which is what i have you can unlock really easy.. and you can browse a fatx partition on a pc.. thats who i saw the .wma files which to the comment above i know they are windows media audio i was just looking to reconfirm that is the format xbox copied them as.. thanks.. and i guess i will be writting a faw on how to unlock this drive and browse the contents of the drive... and what tools are needed to do it..
    
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and i guess i will be writting a faw on how to unlock this drive and browse the contents of the drive... and what tools are needed to do it..
Well...you can if you want I suppose, but all of the information is already written 10x over on www.xbox-scene.com.
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Well...you can if you want I suppose, but all of the information is already written 10x over on www.xbox-scene.com.
yes i know.. id say 99 percent of the faqs that have been written are from information somewhere else but it sounds like my faq wouldnt be welcomed or is now pointless.. so i wont bother with it
    
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THATS NOT TRUE.
I unlocked my friends WD cuz he gave it to me. The unlocking process done on the pc REQUIERS formating, you can easily go to configmagic and unlock your drive in 2 seconds. It might be differnt for Seagate and Samsung drives. I was just sharing my WD experiance.

So I wasn't wrong, you just miss-read it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OhMagic
I unlocked my friends WD cuz he gave it to me. The unlocking process done on the pc REQUIERS formating, you can easily go to configmagic and unlock your drive in 2 seconds. It might be differnt for Seagate and Samsung drives. I was just sharing my WD experiance.

So I wasn't wrong, you just miss-read it.
im sorry you didnt read the next line after the part you quoted.. here let me quote myself for you

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THATS NOT TRUE. its really easy to unlock the drives.. the western digitals tho you are right about unlocking them only leaves the option to to format.. but with the segate 10 gig drives..
    
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im sorry you didnt read the next line after the part you quoted.. here let me quote myself for you
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