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X-box 360 does not boot to dashboard

Does not boot to dashboard, goes right to a update failed message and says "can not find hard drive, if hard drive is installed contact customer support at www.xbox.com/support. It will only allow me to push the back button which switches where it says update failed to cannot find hard drive. The rest of the message remains the same. This system does not have a hard drive.

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  • brian Nov 20, 2008

    Ya, I have the same problem.....These units are totally worthless. Seems like MS was too worried about that almighty $$$ instead of reliable gaming consoles.....I've tried just about everything I've came across on the web and nothing is helping.....and I'm not sending mine in so they can rape me for more $$$ plus shipping...If anybody has another idea...let me know.....cause the sync button trick doesn't work either

  • hollingsw419 Feb 28, 2009

    same problem. did you accidently try updating with no internet since thats what i did. now its saying all that and sometimes gives me the e68 error message. microsoft said oh an update will fix your problem then they say its a corrupt hard drive. now they want me to send it in. it worked just fine with the original hd then i put old on and oops your xbox doesnt work no more

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I've just had this same problem with my 360, and I tried the sync button fix and that didnt work, then I tried another hard drive on it and that didnt work either. However, I thought that I might try the new hard drive on the 360 when it was hooked up to the internet and sure enough it did the trick. So maybe if you have a friend with a hard drive, try that one on your 360 with it hooked up to the internet. Hope this helps! =]

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

Its pretty ignorant to say you "need a hard drive to operate the 360" when the Arcade version doesn't come with one. Does the Arcade systems just not work until you buy a hard drive too? Duh.

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You need a harddrive in order to operate the xbox360

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Try to clear your system of the most recent patch:
"Solution 6: Delete and then re-download system updates
To delete and then re-download the system updates, follow these steps.
Note These steps delete system updates that are installed on your Xbox console.
  1. Press the Guide button and then select Xbox Home.
  2. Select settings and then System.
  3. Select Storage.
  4. Highlight your storage device (but do not press A to select it).
  5. Press the following buttons in the following order:
    1. Left bumper
    2. Right bumper
    3. X button
    4. Left bumper
    5. Right bumper
    6. X button
  6. On the Delete System Update screen, select Yes.
  7. After your Xbox console restarts, select OK to download and install the system update.
  8. After the system update is installed, re-download your Xbox Live profile and try to sign in to Xbox Live."

You may also be out of hard drive space if you're using a 4gb internal model Xbox 360. If you haven't already, find yourself a compatible USB thumb drive to insert, format and use as added memory.

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Error 71 it keeps freezing


from : http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726

E71:
Dashboard Error - Error within Xam.xex: possibly a dashboard update error, Check below in the "Console Reset Codes" for instructions. If that does not work there is no other solution and the console must be sent back to MS for repair.

  1. Go to the "system" blade
  2. Select "memory"
  3. Press Y on the HD symbol
  4. Press X,X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X,X
  5. A message will appear saying: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"
  6. Select Yes
Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.
  1. With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)
  2. While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console
  3. Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.
  4. During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally

Jan 05, 2012 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Freezing up and now says e71 and getting red rings


This is normally caused by a dashboard update that has been corrupted. you have to clear the system memory. if that doesn't work, you have to send it back to M$. Sorry. :(

Clear All Installed Game Updates and Console Cache
  1. Go to the "system" blade
  2. Select "memory"
  3. Press Y on the HD symbol
  4. Press X,X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X,X
  5. A message will appear saying: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"
  6. Select Yes
Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.
  1. With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)
  2. While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console
  3. Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.
  4. During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

Jan 17, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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X-box 360s brand new, cannot get it to download the update


Hello

The easiest option to update the Xbox 360 hard drive is to connect to Xbox Live. The console will automatically prompt the user to install any available updates. Alternatively, users can download the update files to a USB flash drive to transfer to the Xbox 360 hard drive.

Update via Xbox Live

Open the Xbox 360 dashboard menu. This menu automatically appears when the console is turned on. Press the "Xbox" button, followed by the "Y" button to return to the dashboard menu from a game.

Scroll up to the "My Xbox" tab of the dashboard menu.

Select "System Settings" from the "My Xbox" section of the dashboard. Scroll to the right while the "My Xbox" tab is selected to reach the "System Settings" icon.

Select "Network Settings" from the "System Settings" menu.

Select "Test Xbox Live Connection" from the network settings. A prompt will appear to update the Xbox 360 hard drive if your system is not already updated to the latest version.

Select "Yes, update now" to install the latest updates to your Xbox 360 hard drive.


Updating via USB Flash Drive

Copy the update files onto the root directory of your USB flash drive. You can download the Xbox 360 update files by going to download.microsoft.com/download/1/d/8/1d8c09be-278e-41cd-98be-eb9188128227/$systemupdate9199.zip. You must extract the files from the .zip file before placing them on the USB drive. The update files cannot be placed into a folder or the Xbox 360 system will not recognize them.

Remove the flash drive from your computer.

Insert the flash drive into the USB port on the Xbox 360 console.


Turn on the Xbox 360. An update prompt will appear when the system powers up.

Select "Yes, update now" to update the Xbox 360 hard drive.

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E71 is a dashboard update error. Try to turn off the console, hold the sync button and continue holding while turning on the console until it boots fully to dash. This will clear the cache and any failed updates.

E79 is a broken HDD error. Try removing the Hard drive. It also can be a bad .xex file.

Both of these are also caused when you attempt to modify the NAND.

If you have modified it, to fix it you will need to flash it back to the original NAND.

Jan 06, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Update failed xbox 360


Simply hold down the sync button before turning on the console. Continue to hold the sync button until the console boots to dashboard completely. This will clear any failed updates. If you still have this issue after performing this you will more than likely need to send your console in for repair.

Dec 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The xbox states that we have a connection and when finished with the systems check goes to load an update but fails and then xbox live fails. I am using a cox cable modemn to the dlink 624. works on...


Hi,

Give your X360 a static IP address and go into your router interface, find the DMZ feature and put in the IP address that you gave the X360, just make sure the IP you give it is within the DHCP pool of IP addresses.

The X360 will now be sat outside the routers firewall giving you FULL access to internet content and gaming online.

Now test connection settings and you will notice you will now have an open connection to the internet.

Thanks

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E80 CODE WITH ONE RED LIGHT ON XBOX 360


Hardware failure



Make sure your A/V (or component) cables and power cable are connected properly. Take your hard drive off and turn the system on, then if it's fine turn it off, replace the HDD, and turn it on again.

if that dont work try this


--==Console Reset Codes==--
Clear All Installed Game Updates and Console Cache
  1. Go to the "system" blade
  2. Select "memory"
  3. Press Y on the HD symbol
  4. Press X,X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X,X
  5. A message will appear saying: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"
  6. Select Yes
Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.
  1. With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)
  2. While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console
  3. Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.
  4. During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

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One flashing red light on player 3 and 4 alternate flashing E79


E79 is a hard drive problem. It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

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X-BOX 360 not playing games


Are you sure that in the system settings the xbox is set to Load game instead of boot to dashboard? This will be located on the blade on the far right of the dashboard. If no help, try this: First, a stupid step - Make sure a compatible game disc is in the xbox, and turn it off. If it continues to boot to dashboard upon powering up, you could always try removing the system updates by: 1. Turn the console off 2. Press and hold the small sync button on the front of the console (the one you use to connect new controllers) 3. Turn on the console whilst still holding the sync button 4. By the time it has booted to the dashboard, the updates should be cleared. As the first version of the dashboard did not have the option to boot to dashboard by default, game discs should start normally now. If this is the case, feel free to re-download the updates from xbox live. Hope this helps!

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