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My hard drive failed and erased all our stuff now we cant even make our own profile orsave anything what do i do?

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Seems like your hard drive might have crashed. I would suggest buying a new one, as well as perhaps buying an Xbox 360 memory unit. It's a lot cheaper to buy a new hard drive than it is to buy an entire new Xbox 360, plus you already have a working console, just not a working hard drive. As far as I know, there is no way to fix a hard drive that's messing up. I would contact Microsoft just in case though.
Otherwise, buy a new hard drive and sadly, start from scratch.
Another thing I would try first though, is testing the hard drive on another console. If it works on the other console, it might be your original console that isn't working (not the hard drive). (You can only do this if you have a detachable hard drive though of course.) If you don't have a detachable hard drive, you won't be able to replace it by simply buying a new one and you won't be able to test to see if it's the hard drive or the console in which case, you have to contact Microsoft regardless.

Hope I was of some help, best of luck.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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