Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Hard Drive (120GB)

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Our Xbox 360 will not save. Have reformatted the HD several times, and after a few minutes it says it is unformatted. Do we need a new hd?

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Yes there is a problem with the hard drive and a new one will be possibility, you can however keep trying to format the drive or use a friends Xbox to try and format it. Problems like this are usually due to bad or unreadable sectors.


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You may try this solution that helped me before

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