Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Hi, when I turn on my Xbox 360 I get a purple screen that says reinsert update disc and the only option it gives me is continue when I select continue it pulls up the update indication bar then instantly says update failed contact Microsoft support, I've tried to burn the update disc but I really don't understand the instructions and when I put the cd that I tried to burn the update to into the Xbox 360 it doesn't respond to it, so I know I must have made a mistake when trying to burn it to cd, anyway I need help, thanks
Mar 27 2009, 08:09 PM
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I had change of heart, the guys over at 360mods prevailed on me to release this for free.
So for all to see , here is how you fix the update failed error in all cases:
The error seems to happen when the 360 is unable to read from the update source during the update. The only time I have actually seen it occur was when updating from a backup, which is a common cause Ive read about. The other common cause is an onset of RROD during the update. Im not sure what causes the hard drive error. Either way, the solution is simply to supply the 360 with the correct update file either on a CD or a USB stick. Now here's the rub, it has to be the exact same update file as the one that failed. Not a problem since I've made a nice torrent file with all of the updates to date here:
The version number is shown at the bottom of the error screen. PV is for previous version and CV for current version. Just put the file matching the current version (the one you are updating to) on a USB stick, (i.e. E:/$SystemUpdate) put it in your 360, and power up. If you have the right one it will finish updating and boot to the dashboard. Voila.
This has worked for me on 7 consoles so far. 3 of them said they couldn't detect the hard drive and the other four the update disc, so this seems to work in all cases. I hope this can help some people out.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
I just fixed this problem 10min. ago. (No joke.)
Second: Insert blank CD into your computer's disc drive, after your download finishes unzip the file. Now you are left with the folder reading "$SystemUpdate_9199" just drag & drop that folder onto your blank CD. Once it finishes copying to the CD, burn it to the CD. Use the setting of the burn speed to "4x".
Third: With your CD now burnt with the file just put it in your xbox, and then turn off the xbox, then turn it back on. And then it should pull up the updating screen with the loading bar. Once it finishes you are good to go.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
It sounds like the update failed while trying to install. The best solution is that you need to remove the failed update from the Xbox 360 memory. This can be done by turning your console off, then before you turn it back on press and hold the sync button (Small Round One) keep hold of the sync button and turn the console back on. Keep hold of the sync button until the console has fully booted up. This should clear any failed updates. If after you have tried this you still have the same problem then it would be best to contact Xbox support and see if they can help you out.
Hope This Helps
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
Hey,i have that problem too,can you help
it say can't update,please reinsert the disc,and have a code out
i can't tell my mom yet
Posted on Dec 14, 2011
I have the same issue, it happened yesterday, the HDD is 100% fine, the updates installed on it and I was able to use it perfectly on a friend's console.
There must be some solution, it can't be a hardware error, as my console was working perfectly a second before the update happened.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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