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My console is not reading my hard drive

My xbox 360 console is not reading my hard drive

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Please call 1-800-4MY-XBOX for troubleshooting steps.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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How to connect an extenal hard drive to my Xbox?


Get an external hard drive with a USB 2.0 connection. You need this connection to connect the drive to the console. Most recently manufactured hard drives
should have this type of USB adapter included. Format the hard drive to read FAT32 files. Using a Windows PC, create an FAT32 partition on the drive and format the volume. You'll need a program like
Partition Magic to do this. Load all the content you want from your PC onto the external drive. This should consist of photo files, MP3s and any other files that can be read on the Xbox
hard drive. Remove the external hard drive from your PC. Plug it into your Xbox 360 console through the USB port. go to the Media menu on your Xbox screen. Select "Portable Device" from the menu. All the readable files saved on the external drive should be available to
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Dec 25, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to resolve Xbox 360 disc read errors. Xbox will not play disc.


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

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
2)If the disc you are using is excessively scratched, this can cause the xbox to have trouble reading the disc. You can use a damp soft cloth to try and clean the disc. Grab the disc by the edges and using a soft damp cloth lightly wipe the disc from the center going outward.

3)Try removing your Xbox hard drive and then play a disc. Turn off the console. Locate the hard drive on the top of your system(depending on how you have it positioned). Press the release button on the hard drive.

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If your system can read disc without the hard drive attached then you may need to replace the drive.

4)Clear the Xbox360 cache. Clearing the cache may remove updates to certain games. Keep this in mind.
Go to System Settings in the My Xbox menu. Select Memory, highlight your storage device and select Clear System Cache. Try and play the disc.

If after the above steps you are still having trouble. You may want to contact Microsoft Xbox live support to have your system serviced. You can find the support information in the link below,
Xbox Support


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on May 14, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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It wont read on my xbox 360


If you already have the Spring 2010 Dash Update for the Xbox 360 console this can be configured( go to Setting up your Xbox 360 with your USB Flash Drive).
The update allows you to configure a flash drive to hold up to 16GB of Xbox 360 games, gamertags, videos, and other information. You can connect two USB storage devices to your console at once.
  • If you don't have it yet, you need to download the update:
To install the update through Xbox LIVE
1. On your Xbox 360 console, sign in to Xbox LIVE.
2. Select Yes, updated now when prompted.
3. When you see the new Dashboard, you're done.


Setting up your Xbox 360 with your USB Flash Drive: 1. Plug the USB flash drive to the Xbox 360 console.
2. On your console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
3. Select Memory.
4. On the Storage Devices screen, select USB Storage Device.

For detailed instructions you can visit: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2777

Nov 25, 2010 | SanDisk 2GB Cruzer Micro SDCZ62048A10 Hard...

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When I turned on my system, it had system error contact xbox customer support. There is a red light flashing on the bottom right, around the power button. I don't know what to do. Please help.


Some of us suddenly when we turn on our Xbox 360 console one day we got one red light flashes on the ROL (Ring of Light) around the Xbox 360 power button, and we got an Error message appearing on the TV screen "System error" also might occur with any error code like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77, all the same.
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When you get any of these messages appearing on your screen with one red light flashing on the ROL of your Xbox 360 console that's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connection to one of the parts connected to it as the hard drive or cables.

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So, first disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait for a minute then reconnect them all back and try to turn on your Xbox 360 console once more.

If that doesn't work, it seems then to be a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so turn off the console again and remove the hard drive then turn on your Xbox 360 console without the hard drive, supposed then to work fine, it might be an intermittent issue and when you reconnect the hard drive your Xbox 360 will work fine all after, or it will just work fine without the hard drive so it will be then definitely a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so call Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the hard drive for you.

The Xbox 360 console might even keep giving you the same error code even after you remove the hard drive so it will then appear to be a fault with your Xbox 360 console not the hard drive & also in a case like this we need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the console.


Read more: http://xbox360help.blogspot.com/2007/03/one-red-flashing-light-xbox.html#ixzz14pQlSds6

Nov 09, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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It seems the xbox 360 wont read the disc... every time i go to play a game alls it says is open tray... and the game never loads..


I have had the same issue and it turned out to be my hard drive. If you take the hard drive off the xbox, it will read the disk right? Then replace hard drive and the problem comes back? I stopped using the hard drive and I now use the little save cards that go into the front of the xbox. hope this helps.

Oct 22, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 has one red light and an error code: E 79


That error code means that your XBOX had trouble reading a file from the hard drive. Your hard drive could be failing, or it could some of the files could have become corrupted. Try playing the XBOX without the hard drive to see if the error reappears.

Try to reconnect the Hard drive and see if it still errors. If it does, get a new hard drive.

Nov 13, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 wont read disks


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Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 Console


On the left hand side of the console, or the top if it is standing upright, is a grey panel with holes through it, you can remove this panel and this is where the hard drive is inserted. You can purchase a hard drive from any xbox 360 games retailer or also online.

Aug 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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MY XBOX 360 HAS 1 RED LIGHT FLASHING, WHEN STOOD ON ITS SIDE THE LIGHT IS BOTTOM RIGHT


one red light flashing on the ROL of your Xbox 360 console that's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connection to one of the parts connected to it as the hard drive or cables. first disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait for a minute then reconnect them all back and try to turn on your Xbox 360 console once more. If that doesn't work, it seems then to be a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so turn off the console again and remove the hard drive then turn on your Xbox 360 console without the hard drive, supposed then to work fine, it might be an intermittent issue and when you reconnect the hard drive your Xbox 360 will work fine all after, or it will just work fine without the hard drive so it will be then definitely a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so call Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the hard drive for you. The Xbox 360 console might even keep giving you the same error code even after you remove the hard drive so it will then appear to be a fault with your Xbox 360 console not the hard drive & also in a case like this we need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the console.

Jun 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Sysem error E73 on Xbox 360


Follow the steps below, Hope this helps

1. Turn off the xbox 360, disconnect the cables wait for 20 seconds reconnect the cables and turn it back on.

2. Remove the hard drive, turn on your xbox 360 without the hard drive.

3. Re attach the hard drive and turn on your xbox 360

4. If the steps wont resolve the issue, your console needs to be serviced. Contact Xbox Customer Support to check the warranty status of your xbox 360.. Good Luck!

Mar 31, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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