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My xbox will not work with my hard drive.

When I put my hard drive into my xbox it gets a one red ring in the bottom left-hand corner and would not go to the dash board. However when my brother puts his in it works. Is my hard drive broken? If so can I save my files off of it?

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One light flashing means hardware failure. Your hard drive is probably dead and sorry to say you can't recover the files.

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