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Disk unreadable message from ffxi

I will get the disk unreadable message that others are having, I read through the solutions that were given, but when i go and try and reinstall it, it wont let me get to the screen with that option. The error message happens before the reinstall menu. Any ideas how to get passed this?

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    Disk Read Error on FFXI says to re install i am annoyed!

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I had this problem.
If your disc is not damaged, then the most likely problem is the FFXI data has been corrupted.
This can happen if you improperly exit FFXI or the POL viewer, such as just turning off the console, or your console freezes.
Since the FFXI data is not displayed on the Memory section in the dashboard, and you cannot load the disc to reinstal from the POL viewer, you must reformat the HDD through the memory section of the dashboard.
Make sure to back up all other game data onto another storage device, as reformatting will delete everything.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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There is a way to fix this without reformatting hyour hard drive and losing everything. What you need to do is take your hard drive and disk to another console and start the game, u will get an error message and go back to dashboard DO NOT PANIC, and do not try to start the disc again. Now put your hard drive back on your console and start the game, when the pol install menu comes up choose start pol. Now enjoy being back in the game without losing all your info.

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I just had this problem and I have a solution!!! You must reformat your xbox 360 hard drive. To wipe hard drive go to system settings, than memory and hover over "Hard drive" and hit Y and hit reformat, From there on it will give you directions. Reinstall game and your good to go! The problem is corrupt files thats why it will not start I hope this helps!! It worked for me!

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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Ok, so I had the EXACT same problem as this person. I recently installed the Ultimate Collection CD and am a current FFXI player. The game played fine the first day I installed it. Fell asleep playing the game that night, lolz, and it would not play the following day. Got the "Disk not readable" message multiple times. So the solution is:
Put your original FFXI cd in, log in, then simply log our PROPERLY. Once you are logged out, turn off your xbox and reinsert your new cd. It will read the disc and you'll be able to enjoy your game now. NO NEED TO FORMAT YOUR XBOX HARD DRIVE AND REINSTALL THE NEW CD!!!

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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Same issue here. I install the game, everything updates. Xbox360 reboots, I get disc unreadable message. Three FFXI ultimate collections and three hard drives later, same issue. Contacted tech support , did all the trouble shooting. No resolution. They are having me send the system in so they can take a look. All my other games play and save fine. Tried all the fixes, none worked.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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    Same issue here. I install the game, everything updates. Xbox360 reboots, I get disc unreadable message. Three FFXI ultimate collections and three hard drives later, same issue. Contacted tech support , did all the trouble shooting. No resolution. They are having me send the system in so they can take a look. All my other games play and save fine. Tried all the fixes, none worked.


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Okay No that ISN'T the problem the Games works fine no scratches at all Brand-new pop it in the console install it and you get to play after a 5hr downloads yes cool, now after you get done playing...You log out black screen freeze up you turn the xbox on try to start FFXI up again NOPE says the disc is unreadable or dirty, and jus for all you ppl who say installing it to the HDD VIA pressing Y button and hitting install NOPE installation of the game is not supported what now? problem isn't solved I'd like to play FFXi on my Xbox 360 so I don't have to play on the PC my GF does Homework on the Fix hasn't been made for a year or so now.

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If the disc is scratched that could be the problem. Unfortunately I had this problem right before I got the ring of death.

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Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4 weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.

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