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My xbox 360 says the hard drive has to be formatted .this just started today. I tried to shut it off and turn it on again but that did not work

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Just format it then

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Error 40a3-0000-3080-0502-8007-045d


I got this from the Xbox support site for your error code.

Error Code xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-8007-045D
A storage device (such as a memory unit or hard drive) was not found during the software update. Follow these steps:
  1. Turn off your console.
  2. Remove all console storage devices, including any USB flash drives, external hard drives or the internal hard drive on the Xbox 360 E console or Xbox 360 S console. Learn how to remove the hard drive.
  3. Add your primary storage device, for example, the hard drive.
  4. Turn on the console
  5. Try updating the console again.
Here's the website if you wish to peruse it further.
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/system/software-update-errors

Post back how it works out!
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/system/software-update-errors

Jan 06, 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 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4392665_install-xbox-360-hard-drive.html#ixzz1OyZkTiai


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Jun 11, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When I try to save on my 60gb hard drive it can't save.


This sounds like the hard drive is either permanently damaged or is not seated correctly in the Xbox. Please try the following to see if we can fix your problem.

1. Turn the Xbox off.
2. Remove the hard drive.
3. Turn the Xbox on.
4. Turn the Xbox off
5. Refit the hard drive.
6. Turn the Xbox back on.

See if this fixes it. If it does not then you may need to use the Xbox own format utility to try and recover the drive. If this does not work then it looks like your hard drive may need replacing.

Hope this helps

Dec 12, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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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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SAINTS ROW ON XBOX 360 Freezes on loading screen when the game starts


It might be a corrupt game disc and you'll need to return it and get a new copy. If that's not it try to see if you can upload it to your hard drive. If that doesn't work then you might have to consider formating your hard drive because it might have corruption on that drive. If you are going to try to format, then by all means get a memory unit to transfer data to a new hard drive preferrable.

Hope this helps.
Sincerely, CBR2009

Jul 18, 2009 | THQ Saints Row for Xbox 360

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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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Can not format xbox 360 console


Well, just to make sure you understand, after you format your Xbox 360 Hard Drive, all your data that was on the hard drive will be lost and cannot be recovered (like Hexic HD, Gamerpics, etc...) make sure that you really would want to do this before you continue, okay?

In formatting your Xbox 360 Hard Drive, follow these steps:
1. Turn on your Xbox 360 console without any disc in the disc tray.
2. In the System section of the Xbox 360 Dashboard, select Memory to view the Storage Devices area.
3. In the Storage Devices area, select Hard Drive then press the Y button on your Xbox 360 controller or on the remote control.
4. In the Device Options area, select Format. You receive the message:
This will delete all content on this device. Do you want to continue?
5. To format your Xbox 360 Hard Drive, select Yes.

If you encounter any problem with this, I would strongly suggest that you contact phone support of xbox for the Hardware department at the following phone numbers:

Toll free: (800) 4MY-XBOX
Direct dial: (425) 635-7180
Hearing impaired (TDD device): (866) 740-9269 or (425) 635-7102

Hours of operation
Phone assistance is available seven days a week.
9:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. Eastern Time
6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time


Hope this helps! :)

Mar 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 reading error


i used to have this same problem with my xbox, the first thing you need to try is to turn off the console and remove the harddrive (if you have one). with the hardrive taken off turn the xbox back on again then re insert the disc to the console. if the disc then starts to load up and work properly then it means that there is a problem with your hard drive. from here you have two options. 1. you rather buy an new hard drive and that should solve it or 2. you have to format your harddrive and start all your games from scratch so unfortunately either way will mean losing your data and downloads. however before you format your hardrive make sure that the game loads properly without it. if you take the hard drive off and you cannot get a game to work still them i am not sure what the problem is and you may have to ring microsoft.

Oct 28, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 elite 1 red light


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.
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 number for Microsoft is usually listed on the back of any game manual.

I hope I was able to fixya problem, and Happy Gaming!


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