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Hard drives i belive my hard drive is rooted! when i first bought halo3 an error msg came up that it was unable to read disk i then tried to format my hard drive and it told me that there was a problem proforming that i had to try and try bout 6 times before it worked and even after that the problem persists with halo3 so i tried with a mates hard drive and it worked perfectly is there anything else i could try please help them xbox call centre **** are useless!

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same problem with my xbox 360 disc read error. tried reformatting hard drive did not work tried initaly set again did not work. the only thing that works is t physically remove the external hard drive but, having to do that is a bunch of bull you cant use your profile and you cant go online with out it. we spend so much money on something that is suppose to work and fails. it makes me want to go back to playstation 3 and forget that there ever was an xbox, because micro soft is not willing to do anything to correct the problem.

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