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My xbox 360 console wont go online. Everything goes thru when i go to the family settings into the network connection . During this process at the end befor it completely goes thru it says an update is availible and if you dont ecept you can go online when i accept it wont download update and tells me to go to www.xbox.com/support

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You may have started to download the update and have an incomplete file transfer stuck on your hard drive. Go to the "My XBOX" row where your game would launch or your avatar hangs out and go all the way to the right to the settings or preference screen. Select (highlight it, don't press A and enter it) the hard drive or memory stick where you have downloaded updates before and you should notice that at the bottom of the screen you have A for select, B for Back and then the Y (yellow) for clear system cache. press Y (If you have tons of demos and **** that your kids can't go without (oops, that is me) back up the important ones just in case and scroll through and look under "system updates" and see if you can see one that has the yellow triangle with the ! in the center. If you find that right away, just delete it and exit out to then press Y for clearing the cache. Get any USB flash stick or the last time I think I used my little digital camera with the micro SD chip and a USB cable and go to:


http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/hardware/console/troubleshootingconsoleproblems/updateconsole.aspx


select the option for download your update to USB or disk if you have that option. Save the update as the guide tells you and then install it through the USB port instead of XBOX Live.


If that failed me, I would remove my hard drive and wireless/Ethernet connection to where the avatars and all personalized info no longer shows up and return back to the "settings" window and do the initial set up, power down and replace your hard drive/storage. Just to make sure that you aren't being firewalled or blocked by a new update or something, try to connect to like the media player or go to "network settings" window and watch to see if that green bar goes from the Xbox, through the router and lights up the Xbox live icon. Updates or not, you should still be able to see that you have the resources to make the connection.


Hope I helped but my kids are waiting for me to solve the "I didn't mean to stick the Tech Deck into the USB ports and short out the whole media center" problem here- so hope that I am not to vague.

One last thing, if you have low storage for the update and that is why the download isn't happening, you can always re-download what you delete or move some of the larger saved games to a flash stick until you are up and running again. Don't forget that you can connect the XBOX to your PC and then just have the troubleshooter from the above link run an automated "what the heck is wrong" scan,

Good luck to you.



**Troubleshooting

Having problems getting the update? Look for solutions below.

The update through Xbox LIVE fails part way through

· Try using the simplest connection possible:

If you have a wired connection: Temporarily unplug everything from your router, except the cable to your modem and the cable to your Xbox 360 console.
or
If you have a wireless connection: Temporarily turn off everything that's connected to your wireless network except your Xbox 360 console.
Now connect to Xbox LIVE and try updating your console software again.

· If you're using a wireless connection, try switching to a wired connection. To do this, plug one end of a network cable into the back of your console, and the other end into a port on your router or gateway. Now connect to Xbox LIVE and try updating your console software again.

· Follow the directions above to copy the update to a USB flash drive or to burn a CD or DVD.

**From above link

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