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XBOX360 20g Hard Drive not working?

OK, so i start up my XBOX360 and my profile is not there.
So i got to my system settings, Memory, and my 20g hard drive isn't showing up, its plugged in and everything.
I've tried taking it out and playing the 360 without it. it works fine. Then when i plug my Hard drive back in it still doesn't show up!?
Does anyone know what the problem is?
Or a solution to solve it or fix it?

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  • loststallion Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. My console wont read my hard drive. I bought a new hard drive but I can recover my gamertag from that hard drive(with all my achievements) because it has been so long I cant remember my email & password for my gamertag!!


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That because the hard drive or unpluged console.

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