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Xbox360 is not reading hard drive

My xbox 360 takes FOREVER to start up...and once it does, it shows the hard drive is unformatted and all the info is blank. ive had my xbox for a long time now and i cant loose all the info on my hard drive. also, it seems any original xbox games dont work, it simply restarts the xbox.

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  • Truth Hurtz Dec 10, 2007

    xbox takes forever to start up and hard drive is unformatted

  • aaron_360 Dec 22, 2007

    my hard drive was unformatted but i didnt care about losing the saved games now after i reformatted it it freezes when i try to load a profile and i cant save anything

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    Xbox 360 Harddrive does not read in one but the other xbox360 reads might be the box but why?

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I was playing rock band and I noticed that the game took like 10 minutes to save my game, and then it said there was a problem saving. So I figured that I had run out of space on the drive or something, but I checked and it said I had 9 gb left. Then I took the drive off and it played fine, but I had all my stuff saved to the drive. Is there any way I can back up my files or something?

  • shelle112508 Jun 04, 2008

    How do I reformat the hard drive for my 360

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    my xbox

  • sobr Jul 01, 2008

    it wont read my hard drive

  • the_tommy24 Jul 01, 2008




    I think i have the same proplem too, cause every time i trun it off/unplug it, and the next day i trun it back on all of my games are corrupted profiles! But all my other things are the same!HELP ME!!! Now cause of this I can't play GTA4 or Naruto without this happning! HELP! E-mail me the solution at the_tommy24@yahoo.com, because I won't remember this site.


  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    yeah i have the same problem. the next day it works



  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    same



  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    WHY doesn't anyone post a solution?



  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I reformatted mine and when I turn it on the next time it suddenly becomes unformatted again :S help is appreciated please! (:

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    i reformatted my xbox 3 times and still said that is wasent formatted

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    wtf my xbox will not read my drive. it takes for ever just to get the 360 logo out the way. then it takes me to the dashboard and says that i dont even have a hard drive in or that its empty. no profiles found nothing! xbox is the gayest system ever. next tgime i pray that they wait till it can actually run without breaking before releasing this stupid bs

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    mine has the same simptoms as everyone here. NO SOLUTION YET?>!!>!?

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    My 360 is doing the same thing. Logo stays on the screen for a while, then it shows that no profiles are found. It still detects my small memory unit, but the not the hard drive.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    ive got that same thing and it's hella annoying. Microsoft said that they wouldent fix it so i have to get a new one. but im just gonna go ahead and get a new xbox all together. the resident evil one. booya

  • Swah Apr 02, 2009

    I've had this problem several times. reformatting worked for me before. I just got it again, I reformatted and that worked. But now the xbox live updates won't download so I cant go online to download my profile :S

  • die4u32 Apr 04, 2009

    well my problem is that for some reason only when i play halo 3 some of my maps will not load...... its says "unreadable disk". so i went to gat a new halo 3 and still says the same thing...... so i know its the hard drive.... what do i do????? im going to format it to see if it works.......

  • Carlos Figueiredo Apr 05, 2009

    I have same problem:
    can t detect profile anda cante acess live do download profile. Also can t detect actual profile to play and save cause it says can t identifie profile.

  • Carlos Figueiredo Apr 05, 2009

    I can assure that the problem isno t with the hd cause i ve tested with a new one.

  • zgazda5 Apr 05, 2009

    It just recently started ive had my 360 for a long time and it just tarted to when I would want to play a game I would put it in and the console wouldnt read my game it would say "Unplayable Disk" Sometimes it would read once I open and close the disk tray for a while but then in the middle of the game it would start to have glitches and I would have to restart it all over again.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    my xbox want read any games and i just bought the games

  • fleazoloc Apr 21, 2009

    i put my harddrive in my brothers 360 and it was working koo. but when he tried to help me in coop, he had to sign into a different online gamertag, he did but then when i tried to load up the game, it said that there is no previous saved memory from the game i was playin, and when i turned the xbox off, and turned it back on, it just froze at the intro. it keeps doing this unril i unplug the harddrive and it works perfecly without the harddrive. i then plugged it back into my xbox, and the same thing happened, it freezes at the intro screen. did i **** my **** up?

  • darev289 May 18, 2009

    My son's xbox did the same thing. Just all of a sudden the Memory section shows the hard drive as unformatted. The real question is if the content can be salvaged somehow. Buy a new hard drive? Fine. But all those saved games, profiles, etc. imply a huge investment of time and energy and that's the real loss.

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It cannot be fixed and since microsft is so stupid (still better than sony tho) they said that i had to buy a new harddrive so dont bother sending it to microsift theyll just say to u wut they said to me. "Buy a new one"

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I tried to reformat my harddrive with having the same problem and it couldnt even do that so now im sending it off to microsoft just so they can confirm its broke and send me a new one free, thats the best i can do :S

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Your Hard Drive may be damaged, your harddrive may be in raw format, you may have to reformat the hard drive.

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My xbox 360 wont read the games just keeps saying open tray thn close tray

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My xbox 360 oftenly doesn't find any of my profiles!!! Any ideas?

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