Hi Radsy, thanks for the reply buddy, i got it working okay,i managed to get it recognized in a new copy of windows xp pro on another hdd in safe mode.
I used toolbox 4.0 to create the ixtreme firmware inject the benq key , spoof and flash, no problem.
Easy when you can use toolbox 4.0.
I didn't use smarthack patcher to make the firmware ixtreme the first time, now i see what i did wrong,lol.flashed it with normal spoofed firmware not ixtreme,lol.
By the way i had the spoofed firmware flashed to the hitachi and unspoofed/restored all 3 sectors no problem, here's the commands i used.
46flash d orig-e.bin 9003d000 1000
46flash d orig-e.bin 9003e000 1000
46flash d orig-e.bin 90004000 1000
Worked no problem, i noticed another thread had the command as
46flash d 9003d000 1000 orig-e.bin
That way did not work for me, only in the first order did it work correctly.
Don't know if this will be any use to you Radsy as you obviously know far more than me
about this but i though i'd state it anyway,might help someone else.
Anyway, thanks again for your help , now i've done both a hitachi and samsung(first one due to your modded firmware,lol)
All the best,T.