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Xbox 360 - "Please wait. Reading Storage Device"

After initial start-up and after the reading of the game disc the system freezes and displays "Please wait. Reading storage device". I have never used a storage card/device to save a game or to transfer a game from another unit. I have tried re-starting, unpluging, and crying...but nothing seems to work. Any ideas out there?

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  • darincwik Jan 29, 2009

    drethegiant,

    Thanks for the quick response! I did just what you suggested. I removed the hard drive and simply replaced it...and it worked! Thank you very much for your assistance...now my 7 year old son can put a hurt on me in Madden '08. Maybe I should have kept the Xbox broken!

    Thanks Again!

    Darin


  • Andre Runkle May 11, 2010

    does your xbox have a hard drive? Because you need a hard drive or a memory card to save a game with an xbox.. if you do have a hard drive you should take it off and put it back on; also how long has this been happening?

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Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

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