Question about Microsoft 20GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360

1 Answer

Faulty xbox 360 drive

I have an error message on my xbox360 hdd and was wondering if its possible to format it on my laptop (vista home basic) and if so how?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 45 Answers

Have you tried your hard drive on another 360 as i think the problem may be with the xbox? If it works then send in your xbox to microsoft. 08005871102 is the number

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Xbox360 support


i found that my faulty disc drive prevented me from reading games. If you have access to tools, take apart your xbox 360 and clean the lens in the disc drive.

Apr 22, 2014 | Video Game Accessories

1 Answer

What is the hard drive for the 360 with just the letters HDD on it what GB


It's the new Xbox 360 250GB HDD. Compatible only with Xbox 360 S consoles. It costs $99.99.

Apr 05, 2011 | Microsoft 20GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360

1 Answer

I brought a 250gb hdd for the xbox 360. The xbox 360 says that it is a unformatted storage device, the only thing i can do is formatted the hdd. but nothing happend I have formatted the thing 5 times....


Trying to format a large external USB or Firewire hard drive to the FAT32 file system? Can't do it? Only see an option for formatting the drive using the NTFS file format? Well if you answered yes any of those questions, then you're at the right place.
I was recently trying to format my 1 TB MyBook external hard drive in Windows XP to FAT32 instead of the overly forced-upon NTFS format. Why? Well because I needed to connect it to a NAS device and the NTFS permissions were causing the NAS not to be able to access the drive. Simple solution is to use FAT32, no security, no problems. Though it's sometimes useful to format a USB drive in NTFS format.
Also, formatting a drive in FAT or FAT32 will allow it to be read by other operating systems, such as Mac, Linux, and older versions of Windows such as Windows 98.
Unfortunately, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will only format a removable drive in FAT32 if it's less than 32GB! Hmmm...that pretty much cuts out ALL modern external hard drives!
However, Windows can format a drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. However, if you have a drive that is 1TB or larger, you may still get an error saying "The volume is too big for FAT32".
In that case, you can use a free program called SwissKnife that will allow you to format an external hard drive that is up to 2TB in size. Let's go through both methods. In case you are having problems getting your external hard drive to show up in Windows, read my article on how to change the drive letter for an external drive in Windows.
Format external drive in FAT32 using DOSOpen a command window by going to Start, then Run and typing in CMD.

commandprompt-thumb.png
Now type in the following command at the prompt:

format /FS:FAT32 X:
Replace the letter X with the letter of your external hard drive in Windows. Windows will go ahead and begin formatting the drive in FAT32!

formatexternalharddrivefat32-thumb.png
Format external hard drive in FAT32 using SwissKnifeSwissKnife is a nifty little program that is completely free and that you can use to format many types of external drives such as USB, Firewire, PCMIA, SATA and SCSI. You can also use it to create partitions on an external hard drive and it formats faster than Windows.

swissknife-thumb.png
So next time you want to format a hard drive in FAT32 and Windows only gives you an option for NTFS, make sure to follow one of the two method mentioned above. Enjoy!

Mar 02, 2011 | Microsoft 20GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360

2 Answers

I dont now how to get my xbox360 to play xbox games


The XBOX360 requires a update file for each XBOX game to play on it. Not all games are supported. If your XBOX360 is connected to the internet it will automatically check for an update when a XBOX game is inserted. If your XBOX360 is not connected to the internet then you can burn a DVD or CD rom from a computer with the update files and insert the disc into the XBOX360 and update the files. Or you can load then to a USB jump drive and plug the jump drive to the USB port on the XBOX360 and update from that. The details are available from here http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/console/systemupdates.htm

And remember not all XBOX games will play on the XBOX360. Only ones with updated files. So if it does not play after the file update then it is not supported. Microsoft updates these files quarterly so check back once a month for more updates.

Jun 26, 2010 | Microsoft Premium System for Xbox 360

2 Answers

3 red flashing lights on xbox360


General Hardware Failure

usually caused by the E-73 Error from defective X-Clamps/Heatsinks

Feb 07, 2010 | Microsoft Premium System for Xbox 360

2 Answers

My xbox360 will not read disc, message reads


First some basic steps to troubleshooting

1) Restart your console.
2) Check for loose cables.
3) Pull out all the cables, and get them back in.
4) Take out the hard-drive, and put it back in. Repeat this 4 times.

Try to use several similar Xbox 360-compatible discs in the console to determine whether the disc that you are using is causing the problem. To test whether the problem is caused by a specific disc, use a disc of the same type, such as a game disc, DVD movie, or music CD. If the problem does not occur when you use other discs, that specific disc might be the cause of the problem.

For disc-specific issues, check the disc for any visible signs of damage or dirt. Hold the disc by the edges without touching the top or bottom surfaces with your fingers. Clean the disc by using a soft cloth. Lightly wipe from the center outwards. Do not use solvents or chemicals to clean the disc.

If you suspect that the Xbox 360 device could be causing the problem you can follow these steps

1. If you have access to another Xbox 360 console, try to play the disc on the other console. Or, if the disc is a CD or a DVD, try to play the disc on another device, such as a CD player, a DVD player, or a computer that is equipped to play CDs or DVDs.

2. If you have an Xbox 360 Hard Drive (HDD) or Memory Unit (MU) attached to the console, turn off the console, and remove the HDD and any attached MU. Then, turn on your console, and try the disc again. If this seems to resolve the problem, turn off your console, reattach the HDD and MU, and then delete any saved games for the game that is causing problems.

If this does not resolve the problem but removing the hard disk does, clear the hard disk drive cache

To clear the cache, follow these steps:

1. Move to the System Settings section of the Xbox 360 dashboard.
2. Select Memory.

Highlight a storage device.Do not press the A button, Press the Y button to view the Device Options screen, Select Clear System Cache, and then select Yes to clear the cache.

I presume you do not have a hacked version of Xbox 360 because this problem is prevalent with Xbox 360 dvd drives which are hacked also if the above steps do not resolve your issue, please send your Xbox 360 to Repairs, call up MS support and check for the charges of Repairs in case your Xbox is not covered under warranty.

Let me know of this helped and please do take time to rate my solution

Happy Gaming, Happy Holidays

Regards
KreativeGeek

Dec 29, 2009 | Microsoft Premium System for Xbox 360

1 Answer

Memory


this is commonly normal thats why hackers got annoyed and invented something called jailbreak

Jul 02, 2009 | Microsoft 20GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360

1 Answer

Xsata connection error


How are you connecting to your computer? The boot order matters. The USB from the XSATA has to be plugged in with the hard drive connected before you turn the Xbox360 on, otherwise the computer won't recognize that anything is connected.

Jun 23, 2009 | Datel Xsata for Xbox 360

2 Answers

Xbox360 tray ejects itself


The only thing i can think of is that something is stuck in the tray. Sorry about your luck

Apr 30, 2009 | Microsoft Premium System for Xbox 360

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft 20GB Hard Drive  for Xbox 360 Logo

736 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Accessories Experts

Courtney Lomax
Courtney Lomax

Level 2 Expert

83 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

sonic boom...
sonic boom...

Level 3 Expert

1557 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...