Edit: I got it sorted with a random mix of Slayer's install disc, autoinstaller deluxe and Tanas' custom disc and managed to get the extra couple of gigs while I was at it. Thanks to all that read it. My setup 1.6 xbox softmodded with splintercell + SID4.5 nkave edition. (was) latest t3ch xbmc. Dual boot (no idea why but it was) with shadow C. Stock drive I was messing around with the http://www.xbox-scene.com/articles/formatf.php attempting to take a shortcut (if I recall I sliced a gig from the topmost entry of the autoinstaller deluxe bundled partition manager and added it to the logicial partition below the normal drive and accidentally pressed go). Now my xbox shows the UnleashX rescue dash and AID (4.12 as I recall) just resets itself (and loads again) when I try and run it (I am lucky if I can get two button presses in before it does). At the rescue dash (y brings up an info screen, a attempts to reinstall to no effect (not that I expected anything as is not designed for this)) it sees my network but will not get an IP assigned. Tried with router and with direct connection (normal cable but I will slice one up and make a crossover if necessary). More aggravating is FTP is "active" when it makes 0.0.0.0 assigned as IP connection (subnet is 255.255.0.0 and the gateway is 169.254.239.1 (the general layout of the "old" network)) Copied games (straight game on a disc, no multimenus or anything) boots fine (saves predictably nowhere to be seen). I have xboxhdm 1.9 and a old athlon machine available (it ran an older version of linux mint OK the other day) but I have not tried it with xboxhdm yet. I would rather have a software fix though before I rip apart the xbox. I can get a copy of slayers evox autoinstaller I can also get a copy of AID4.20 I have all the important data from the drive so no need to try and rescue it (I was planning a reformat soon anyhow). I would like to get it back to a "freshly modded" state (if I have to mod it again that is no problem either) Thanks in advance for any help rendered.