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Xbox360 problem My son got a xbox360 core for xmas.I bought the Hard Drive separetly.connected to xbox.Wont play original xbox games.,as it says .Why?what are we doing wrong?system error comes up.

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You have to install the update for backward compatibilty.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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How do i play origanal xbox games on my xbox 360

You need to download an update for any xbox original off of xbox live in order to play.

Apr 22, 2014 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360 wont play origanal xbox games

Some XBox games have both a 360 and original XBox version, so you can't play them on the 360. Other games simply aren't compatible. Your game may fall into one of those two groups.

Apr 22, 2014 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Have just added a hard drive to my son's xbox360 but it isn't recognising it. what should i do?

sir i think the way how you added a hard drive on your xbox 360 is not correctly... try this instruction on how to add a hard drive on your xbox360...

The Xbox comes in two versions, one with a hard drive and one without. Enhance game play and speed by adding a hard drive to cache the game data during play. Adding a hard drive or swapping out the original for a larger drive is easy and gives you as much storage as you could ever want.
Difficulty:Moderately Easy Instructions

    • 1 Select a hard drive with enough space to hold all of the games and media you wish to carry with you. Look for drives with 7200-RPM specifications for faster speed when loading and caching games.
    • 2 Format the hard drive to FAT64 using the Windows format utility. Drives larger than 32 gigs will require third party formatting software although Windows 98 is capable of formatting up to 127 gig drives.
    • 3 Turn off the power and remove all cables, including the audio, video and controller cables. Lay the Xbox on its side with the front facing you. Look at the left side and pull the hard drive cover away from the console gently.
    • 4 Place the hard drive over the Xbox hard drive bay with the tapered end towards the front of the console and the connector end toward the bottom. Connect the cable carefully and verify no pins have bent.
    • 5 Align the hard drive slot with the back of the drive and set it into place until you hear a click. Press the cover on carefully and connect all of the cables. Turn the power on and verify the Xbox powers up properly.

Read more: How to Install an Xbox 360 Hard Drive '

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Jun 11, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Please help, for my son he didn't have an old xbox, but i've bought him a new xbox 360 at xmas with the 4gb drive. He has been given a game for an orginal xbox called Star Wars KOTOR, when it is put in it...

Have you downloaded the update to allow you to play xbox games?? if so try to get the latest build. It came out in fall of 08. You can get it by connecting to xbox live or by getting a game demo disk from around that time(some later issues also had it)

If this has been done then you may need a external hard drive or a usb stick that is over 10 gigs. You can get one on ebay or something small like that should only be 10-30 dollars.

Jan 15, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The old can't be played on the new 360?

The Xbox 360 is backwards compatible with certain games that were released for the original Xbox. Currently there are more than 200 BC titles with more being added all the time. Big name titles such as Halo, Halo 2, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Ninja Gaiden Black are just some of the Xbox games you can play on Xbox 360

There is a requirement for backwards compatibility and that is you have to have a hard drive for your Xbox 360. If you bought a Core system you can't play original Xbox games on your system until you buy a hard drive

Jan 14, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 wont play a xbox game. please help.

you need an update from xbox live (or disk) before you can play that game.

Here's the website to read on how to obtain the update.

Good luck - hope this helps!

Sep 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 won't play old xbox games?

If your console is hooked up to Xboxlive and has a Hard Drive connected to it you will automatically be prompted to update upon insertion of the original Xbox title. Your console will restart when it's ready and you should be able to play.

*If you do not have a Hard drive you cannot play original Xbox titles.* The original Xbox Memory unit will not work in Xbox360 and the original Xbox games have no access to the Xbox360 memory units.

If you have a Hard Drive but your Xbox360 is not hooked up to the internet you can either order a disc for free from Microsoft by going Here

or burn the needed information onto a disc by going Here

Dec 26, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Playing xbox games on xbox360

well do you have a hard drive?
if you dont it wont ******* untill you get one

Sep 13, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox Does not play original games

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Feb 25, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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i suspect you bought the xbox 360 core version. this does not come with a hard drive and therefore you cannot play original games. since you have the 30 day warranty i'd recommend you buy either the premium (comes with 20 gb hard drive) or the elite (120 gb hard drive). or you can buy a hard drive seperately and install it, however it's very overpriced like all 360 accessories

hopefully that helps

Dec 30, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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