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Install Hiren's BootCD onto USB Drive

Step 1
Connect USB Pen Drive (512MB or more)

Step 2
Download and Run USB Disk Storage Format USBFormat.zip (34KB)



Step 3
Download grubinst_gui grub4dos.zip (188KB) and Run as Administrator


Step 4
Copy grldr and menu.lst (from HBCD folder) to the usb drive


Step 5
Insert the BootCD (9.7 or newer) in the CD Drive and Copy everything from CD to USB Flash Drive



Step 6
Test Your USB Drive (read bottom of the page for troubleshoot)
Make sure you set your computer to boot from USB Flash Drive

To Enter the BIOS press the "Del" button on your keyboard. Alternatives are "F1", "F2", "Insert", and "F10". Some PC's BIOS might even require a different key to be pressed. Commonly a PC will show a message like "Press [Del] to enter Setup" to indicate that you need to press the "Del" key. Some AMI BIOS require you to enable the option "USB Keyboard Legacy support"!

For AMI BIOS:
Go to "Feature Setup". "Enable" th…

Install Hiren's BootCD onto USB Drive

Step 1
Connect USB Pen Drive (512MB or more)

Step 2
Download and Run USB Disk Storage Format USBFormat.zip (34KB)



Step 3
Download grubinst_gui grub4dos.zip (188KB) and Run as Administrator


Step 4
Copy grldr and menu.lst (from HBCD folder) to the usb drive


Step 5
Insert the BootCD (9.7 or newer) in the CD Drive and Copy everything from CD to USB Flash Drive
Continue past the break for the rest of the steps.

New hardware / accessories for modding consoles and repairing them

I just linked up with a new wholesale website & was simply astonished with their inventory .  I will start to keep in stock various tech for modding/hacking/repairing/accessories & more. I will carry the new E3 Card Reader Micro SD/TF Card Reader PS3 Dongle with 128KB Flash & PS3 Yes Pro Dongle for PS3 (Atmel /Downgrader) for all PS3 Systems . I will aso carry Hybrid 2-in-1 Digitally Activated Pandora PSP 2000 Unbricker Service + Normal 1200mAh Battery, I have a little tutorial I'll post shortly on how to modify this battery to work for all PSP versions Fat & Slim. For the Nintendo DS Line up i'll carry R4ids RTS Revolution Card Adapter for NDSi XL/LL NDSi NDSL DS (supports v 1.42) . I will start keeping these in stock at great prices & offer installation/setup.  I will start adding a couple new products every week ( dealing with gaming:hacking/modding/repair/spare parts/games ) , Computer , Laptop , & Tablet PC Parts & Accessories .  I will also…
I just linked up with a new wholesale website & was simply astonished with their inventory .  I will start to keep in stock various tech for modding/hacking/repairing/accessories & more.
I will carry the new E3 Card Reader Micro SD/TF Card Reader PS3 Dongle with 128KB Flash & PS3 Yes Pro Dongle for PS3 (Atmel /Downgrader) for all PS3 Systems . I will aso carry Hybrid 2-in-1 Digitally Activated Pandora PSP 2000 Unbricker Service + Normal 1200mAh Battery, I have a little tutorial I'll post shortly on how to modify this battery to work for all PSP versions Fat & Slim. For the Nintendo DS Line up i'll carry R4ids RTS Revolution Card Adapter for NDSi XL/LL NDSi NDSL DS (supports v 1.42) . I will start keeping these in stock at great prices & offer installation/setup.  I will start adding a couple new products every week ( dealing with gaming:hacking/modding/repair/spare parts/games ) , Computer , Laptop , & Tablet PC Parts & Accessories .  I will also…

Taking apart a Western Digital My Passport External Hard Drive & My Dissapointment

I decided to remove the 500gb hard drive from my Western Digital My Passport External Hard Drive & install it in a laptop, replacing it with a 250gb drive I had laying around .  First I went in search of where they hid the screws, they where not under the little rubber stick on pieces or under the bar code sticker like normal .

USB PS3 External Hard Drive Continued...

USB PS3 External Hard Drive Continued...  Some users are having issues with the standard command line fat32 format so i found an alternative wich worked perfectly for me on a 500gb Western Digital My Passport . You first need to download the program fat32format from the end of the post...

If the standard cmd line format didn't work don't worry, just download the fat32format utility. I placed mine in the root of my c:\\    drive.  Then click the "Start Orb" , select "run" and type "cmd" into the box. Once inside the command prompt follow these steps

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1. type "cd c://" then hit "enter" on the keyboard
2. now type "fat32format ?:"      where ? is the letter assigned to your unpartitioned hard drive
3. when prompted to continue, all data will be erased, blah, blah, blah                 hit "y" on the keyboard
4. sit back it can take a little while to complete depending on the size of the hard drive & yo…

USB PS3 External Hard Drive Continued...

USB PS3 External Hard Drive Continued...  Some users are having issues with the standard command line fat32 format so i found an alternative wich worked perfectly for me on a 500gb Western Digital My Passport . Read the rest after the break.

PS3 Owners with 3.42 & 3.50 Firmware Can now Donwgrade & Hack just like everyone else !!

PS3 System Owners with Firmware 3.42 or 3.5 REJOICE !!  There is now an inexpensive all in one solution that works on all models of the PS3 with up to 3.42 or 3.50 Firmware. It first allows you to downgrade to Firmware 3.41 then allows you to install the JailBreak / PSFreedom / Etc...    They only run about $25 + shipping wich is a bargain compared to the Official JailBreak USB Dongle .   I will have these available for sale, a link will be added shortly, along with several other essential PS3 Hacking & Modding Devices .

PS3 Owners with 3.42 & 3.50 Firmware Can now Donwgrade & Hack just like everyone else !!

PS3 System Owners with Firmware 3.42 or 3.5 REJOICE !!  There is now an inexpensive all in one solution that works on all models of the PS3 with up to 3.42 or 3.50 Firmware. It first allows you to downgrade to Firmware 3.41 then allows you to install the JailBreak / PSFreedom / Etc...    They only run about $25 + shipping wich is a bargain compared to the Official JailBreak USB Dongle .   I will have these available for sale, a link will be added shortly, along with several other essential PS3 Hacking & Modding Devices .

Format your own PS3 USB Hard Drive using command line in Windows 7

How to prepare a external usb hard drive for use with your PS3 .

First you need a hard drive ( I used a 2.5in 60gb drive pulled from a laptop + USB to SATA/IDE Connector Cable Set ) . I did this just for testing I strongly recommend you purchase an external case for your drive or purchase a prepackaged unit

.  Go ahead and load up Windows then attach your hard drive , now Hit the Windows/Start Button -> type cmd.exe in the search box -> press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to get an Administrator Command Line. If prompted, press Yes or enter administrative credentials in the UAC pop-up box.
At the command line prompt, enter

format <drive letter>:/FS:FAT32For a list of all command options, enterhelp formatWindows 2000 and later have an artificial limitation in formatting FAT32
partitions greater than 32GB (though they will mount any valid FAT32
partition). Check for part 2, for anyone that couldn't get this working.

Format your own PS3 USB Hard Drive using command line in Windows 7

How to prepare a external usb hard drive for use with your PS3 .

First you need a hard drive ( I used a 2.5in 60gb drive pulled from a laptop + USB to SATA/IDE Connector Cable Set ) . I did this just for testing I strongly recommend you purchase an external case for your drive or purchase a prepackaged unit. More after the break