Thanks again for all your help i really do appriciate it and ill let you know how i get on.
As clarification -- What I suggested in post 9 is still a form of softmodding. Either way the OP has decided to softmod with one of our guides, which is what we all agreed would be best.
i done it up to 4.2 got hard drive 1.5tb hehe usb loader
great who cares about d2pro :011::011::011:
Id like to thank everyone for there help with this, i have done it and it works a treat.