How to Flash any Xbox 360 Drive with a Laptop

How to Flash any Xbox 360 Drive with a Laptop
Credit goes to: ID0NTuseGEICO

Confirmed to work with All Drives.

You will need to buy an PCMIA VIA card with VIA VT6421 Chipset to do this.

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Here are the drivers you will need to install the VIA Card:

I do not recommend installing the files on the disc included, so install the drivers i have posted.

Now you will need to install Port I/O:

Port I/O Files:
  1. Open the Control Panel.

  2. Open the “Add Hardware” wizard. If you are using Windows XP’s default “Category View” for the Control Panel, this is done by clicking on “Printers and Other Hardware” and under “See Also” on the left, click “Add Hardware”.

  3. The wizard typically displays a screen explaining what it is used for. Click Next to continue.

  4. The wizard may automatically scan for new hardware. The scanning will not detect anything related to PortIO32.

  5. You may be asked “Have you already connected this hardware to your computer?” Regardless of whether you have installed any cards yet, click Yes.

  6. You will be shown a list of the hardware already installed in your computer. Scroll all the way down and select “Add a new hardware device”

  7. You will be asked whether Windows should search for the new hardware. Select “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list”

  8. A list of hardware categories will be shown. Select “Show All Devices” (On some versions of Windows this may be called “Other”)

  9. Click the “Have Disk” button and point Windows to the “windriver” directory of the PortIO32 distribution.

  1. A list of drivers found in the directory you specified will be shown. Select the “PortIO32 Xbox 360 Device Driver” item and click Next.

  2. Click Next again to “start installing your new hardware.”

  3. The files will be copied and installed. Click Finish to complete. You do not need to restart your computer.

Now all the hardware is installed!!

Now to flash the drive you can use any tut that you want to use.

I recommend using JungleFlasher to flash your drives.

Links for JungleFlasher:


Tut on How to Flash Xbox 360 Drives by Team Jungle

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Wow Thanks. Ive never been able to find a guide like this. Thankyou.

I have been thinking about doing this for a while but wasn’t to sure if I wanted to

I have done it to multiple consoles, as well as sold a few flashed drives. Well worth the time and effort :smile:/

so it is possible…

Thanks for the post, will help alot of people!

No problem :smile: Glad to help.

Your rapid links not working =S

Work fine for me… Anyone else having this problem? Click the links then click Free Downloader.

Nice Post,Seems Like It Works I’ll Try This.

Good materials and resources used and basic requirments, legit TUT very helpful

I am getting, “Sorry, the install wizard can’t find the supported hardware in your system. You should check your hadware and try again.” My card is in. It will not install the drivers. Any solutions?

Make sure you are installing it for the correct OS etc.

i might use this tut. i hope it works too lol

so you can do this without opening your console?

smh nvm.

hey nickev, i need help…

my computer has an express card, not a pcmia card slot, but it does have a sata port… wht shud i do and buy…
specs for comp Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050 Laptops

I am a noob! So please tell me, what is flash?

It lets you play burned games -_-

Try just using Sata, and using xbox for Drive power, but it only works for certain drives, what type of drive are you flashing?

Nice tutorial! keep up the good work!