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Xbox 360 E71error Hi, a few days back i went on xbox live, and it asked me to update. It got halfway through the update, and did not have any space left. Today, i purchased a 20GB hard drive, now it will load up, if i leave it on for about 1minute then restart it would load up the E71 error message. Rest it for 10mins, all power off, will work again. but cannot connect to xbox live otherwise it would get the error again. Any ideas? Regards.

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