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Yes on a ps3

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Hi my name is chris and I have a game that I bought last year and i am 11 years old. when i got this there was no scratches but when my family was moving and i was at school at that time my brothers were...


It is possible that your game is scratched up enough that you can't play it directly on your xbox 360... BUT you might still be able to play it is you can save it to your Xbox 360 hard drive. You might need to try it a few times to get it to read and work but try following these instructions for installing the game from your CD directly onto your Hard drive. You will still need to have the CD in your Xbox 360 to play but it will be reading from your hard drive if you can install it. Good luck:

To install a game on your hard drive loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. Insert the game disc into the disc drive.

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    Note After you insert the disc, the default option is to automatically start the game. If this happens, exit the game and return to the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox.
  3. Select the game you want to install.
  4. Press the Y button on your controller.
  5. Select Install to Hard Drive.
  6. A progress indicator appears while your game is being installed on your hard drive.
Note Installing an Xbox 360 game might take 12 minutes.
To play a game from your hard drive loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. Insert the game disc into the disc drive.
  2. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox.
  3. Select the name of the game you want to play.
Note The game disc must be in the disc drive, even though you have installed the game on your hard drive. The console will automatically play the game from your hard drive, but the disc has to be present.
To delete a single game from your hard drive loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. Insert the game disc for the game you want to delete from your hard drive.
  2. Go to My Xbox, and then select the game you want to delete.
  3. Press the Y button on your controller.
  4. Select Delete from Hard Drive.
To delete multiple games from your hard drive loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  1. On your console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
  2. Select Memory.
  3. Select Hard Drive.
  4. Select Games.
  5. Select the game you want to delete.
  6. Select Delete.
To clear space on your hard drive loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If there is insufficient space on your Xbox 360 hard drive, you will receive the following message:
Not enough space to install this game. It needs [space needed] free space to install. Do you want to clear space? (YES/NO) Click YES to view a list of games that you can delete. After you clear enough space on your hard drive, you can install the new game.

Jul 20, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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When putting in Forza Motorsport 3 the console makes a lound noise, like the fan is on overtime when reading disc a lot louder than other games. Tried other games after and just low hum. Is it the...


Likely that for some reason the Xbox is having a hard time reading the disc and it is spinning the drive trying to search for files on the disk. If you aren't having the same issue with other games then recommend to resolve this issue then simply install the game onto your hard drive and the game will then only need to be accessed for verification only and the game will be played off your hard drive and not your disk drive. Here are the instructions for insalling a game to your hard drive:
Install Xbox 360 games on your hard drive from a game disc Note Installing an Xbox 360 game on a hard drive requires between 4 and 8 gigabytes (GB) of free disc space.
  1. Insert the game disc into the disc drive.

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    Note After you insert the disc, the default option is to automatically start the game. If the game starts, exit the game, and return to the Xbox Dashboard.

  2. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to My Xbox.
  3. Select the game you want to install.
  4. Press Y on your controller.
  5. Select Install to Hard Drive.

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    A progress indicator appears while your game is being installed on your hard drive.
Notes
  • Installing an Xbox 360 game might take several minutes.
  • Multidisc game? Install each disc to your hard drive.
Play a game from your hard drive
  1. Insert the game disc into the disc drive.
  2. Go to My Xbox, and select the name of the game you want to play.
Note The game disc must be in the disc drive, even though you have installed the game on your hard drive. The console will automatically play the game from your hard drive, but the disc has to be present.

Jul 18, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When trying to play certain game types on online multiplayer on halo reach or original xbox games, it keeps saying player doesnt have a hardrive which he needs to play this game mode, but i have 4gb hard...


Hi, although you do have 4Gb storage space this is not actually classed as a hard drive. It is purely flash storage. To be able to play old Xbox games and certain multiplayer games you will in fact have to buy a new hard drive for your Xbox Slim. There is a small cover which hides a Sata hard drive slot connector in the top of your Xbox. I think currently Microsoft are selling the hard drive including the caddy for around £130 ($200). I myself was duped into buying a 4Gb console only to end up buying a hard drive afterward.

Hope this helps

Apr 02, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade (4 GB) Console

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How do I down load to an external drive and not the main computer


1. First, you need to select the external drive while saving any game.
2. Try to play it from External drive first, if game does not play from external drive then try to play it from the Internal drive.
3. It does not make any difference whether you are playing game from external or interna drive because both the drives will use the computer resources and softwares to play the games.

Good Luck.

Mar 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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5 minutes playing online keep giving me error message that the disk is dirty. i know it's not i played the same cd to another xbox console it's fine. what should i do or what's the problem...


Hi chrisastig
try to save the game you are playing to the hard drive so as to play from hard drive & not from the disk ! this is assuming you have enuf room on ur hard drive to copy the game to ??
You will still need to put the game in (even when playing from hard drive) but i find if its a game you play a lot its well worth doing as it saves on the disc drive/disc spinning whilst playing :-)
saves on overall usage of the xbox too !
If its ok reading the disc for the first 5 mins of usage it should be ok to copy to the hard drive to play from.
If there is a fault with the disc itself it will tell you when you try to copy it to the hard drive & if this is the case (& its a game you like/play a lot??) then try to borrow a copy just to put on ur hard drive only & use ur damaged disc as the 'required even if playing from hard drive' notification to the xbox that you do own the original copy !
Damaged discs are usually ok for 'playing from hard drive' as the information the xbox requires is very little but enuf for it to allow you to play the game (from the hard drive)
You will find it a lot quieter whilst playing anyway ! i think so !

hope this helps :-)

please remember thumbs up :-)

p.s. refer to ur xbox user manual or drop me a mail if you have any problems doing any of the above ??

Feb 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have games downloaded on my pc that I got from free game sites. They are legal games that are free because they are sponsored. I would like to take them off of my hard drive and put them on cds to free...


Only if they are designed to be run from CD. Most games are "installed" onto your hard drive and put files all over the drive, not just in their game folder. So copying them from their game folder to a CD may lose support files needed to play. Easiest way to try this out...copy the files to the CD, then delete the files from the hard drive. Then try to play the game. If it won't play, copy the files back to where they were on the hard drive.

Sep 15, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Profile problem with changed hard drive.


Hmm..

The hard drive probably isn't configured with the system. Go to System Settings > Memory Settings and you should see the option

Apr 14, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade

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Playing cd and video game at the same time


Well... Unless you have a mod chip, and a hard drive installed into your ps2, that's not even in the slightest bit possible, unless you have a boombox or something sitting next to you. With the mod chip and hard drive, I guess, in theory, you could be playing a game from the hard drive, while playing an audio disk from the disk drive... but not on an unaltered machine.

Feb 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Games won't load


the ps3 hard drive is very intuvative or to configure the probelm. The ps3 usally copys the game to the hard drive and save data continously with out any consent so your hard drive or memory bank maybe overloaded with info .

Nov 30, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Copying sims2 game to an external hard drive


I suggest try playing the game on a different computer. This usually happens when you play the game on a computer that does not meet the games system requirement. Most probably the specifications of this computer is lower than the computer you originally play the game with.

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