Thanks for the heads up infinete. I'd get them elsewhere myself, but perhaps look replacing the storage device (I assume they're on SD?) If internal, perhaps the machine is playing up? Hopefully not that!
for those under linux I've found a way to do hide /unhide the drive:
this is for experienced users, as the dd command can be very dangerous, if you don't know what the 'dd' command does.. then you are better booting windows and using jayjay123's program. Always read twice before pushing enter key. and each person is responsible for not messing their MBR.
first make very very sure you know which drive is the one you want to hide, for this example I'll use /dev/sdx
also, make sure you use /dev/sdx (with NO number) instead of /dev/sdx1 /dev/sdx2 etc...
typing the command dmesg after plugging the drive should point you to the correct letter.
(/dev/sda is most likely your boot disk, so NEVER use that one)
we first need to make a backup of the MBR:
as root run:
dd if=/dev/sdx of=/root/mbr.bin bs=512 count=1
next we edit mbr.bin with an hex editor, something like okteta
change the last byte from AA to AB
and then save it as mbrhidden.bin
then we have to write it back to the drive
again, be absolutely sure you are using the correct drive or you will end up with an unbootable system.
As a computer technician, I can attest to this. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THIS METHOD, IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING! Messing with the master boot record (MBR) is extremely risky, always check and double check that you understand all the instructions and every step of the way, otherwise you could wind up with a bricked drive thats unrecoverable (bye bye games!).
If u decide to post this in the OP JayJay123 I would do so with a huge red bold disclaimer stating it's dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. You know just to avoid yourself any disgruntled user or whatnot lol
think I broke my first 360, a xenon, or at least damaged it while under the influence of ambien (took like 3 or 4 of them), so the top of my entertainment center is majorly scratched. that's when I was trying to play ace combat 6. I don't have much memory of it other than the system falling over multiple times causing the scratches. not a very proud moment. no longer have that system.