Just a few minutes ago my XBox 360 was spinning up "Call of Duty 2" and it refused to load completly. It in fact shut down as it started to load after making a terrible rumbling sound and now it won't load that game at all and my game disk is scratched !, WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!?!?.
A Fault on M$FT's part theyre is no buffers above the disk causing it to bump against the laser. Call M$ tell them its scratched a game make a fuss and they will either send you a new game or a credit voucher
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I had the exact same problem with my copy of Call of Duty : black ops, it however it wouldn't load certain maps. There are two basic solutions to this problem.
Many Tech / Game stores now offer a service referred to as resurfacing disks, basically as the name suggests it makes the surface of your game disk just like new again and is relatively cheaper than buying a new copy of the game (less than ten dollars).
Option two, which can be free (yay!) providing that you have a friend who has the same game, borrow the game off him and copy it to your hard drive, so that when you go to play the game ( you still need to insert the disk ) but your xbox reads all the game data from the hard drive on the xbox and not from your damaged disk.
Load the disk into your Xbox 360 console and go to your Xbox 360 console
Scroll down to My Xbox
Scroll across to Game Library and hit the A button
This should put you on the Recent Games window and your game should
be highlighted, so you should just need to hit the A button. Otherwise,
scroll to the Recent Games window and choose the game.
On the game screen, choose Install to Hard Drive. This process
should take a few minutes, but once it is complete, you'll be able to
enjoy improved performance."
Well the disc driver obviously works on most of your games except saints row 2. Saints row 2 is in mint condition well i have this problem too with my 360 it reads some games and it doesn't read my other ones well theirs a few ways one is by leaving the game inside of the console and shut it down wait like 5 seconds and turn it back on. Another is to make sure the laser its self doesn't have dust on it. And when you put in a disc listen to it as it spins if makes any weird scratching noise its probably the laser hitting the disc a lot of 360s disc have been getting scratched recently due to the fact in microsoft's original design of the disc drive the laser keeps on hitting the disc and scratching it so if thats the case you have to replace the disc drive. If solutions don't help let me know i might be able to help you more.
check and see if the disk is scratched. if there are scratches, follow these directions:
take your game disk and with Colgate (preferred) toothpaste (not gel, use the white thick stuff).
squeeze a small amount of toothpaste unto the disk's reflective surface (part with scratches) and smooth it on in a circular motion, applying more when necessary. you want to have it on at least a little bit thick, so it covers the whole surface. leave the toothpaste on for about 5 minutes and then rinse it with lukewarm water, making sure all the toothpaste is off. You will likely still notice a few scratches but most will have disappeared.
stick your disk back into your 360 and load the game. with any luck it will load! =)
if this doesn't work, contact xbox customer support at 1-800-4MY-XBOX
It's unlikely that the system is scratching your discs. There's a
possibility that if you have the system oriented vertically that you
should change its orientation to horizontal. This is less likely to
cause scratching. (Of course you'll have to try a new disc to verify
that it's not being scratched, and with a broken console that'll be
What else is on the same electrical circuit as the Xbox360 console?
Sometimes, especially in older homes, when a big appliance like a
fridge, washer or furnace comes on it causes a power dip and that can
create symptoms like you're describing. (It's always a good idea to
have your electronics, yes even your game consoles, on an
Uninterruptable Power Supply / UPS to help even out the power
The sad fact is that it seems your system has died again. Unless you
can find a pattern to what happens after 3-5 minutes, like a power
surge, it's more than likely a hardware problem.
You should still be under warranty, especially since they replaced your
system already. Get the serial number off the back of the new Xbox360
and call 1-800-4MY-XBOX if none of the above ideas solve the problem.