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Guitar hero 3

When i try to save im getting the message "overwrite failed. no storage device was detected or the in-use storage device is unavailable." this doesnt happen with any other game and i would be grateful if anyone could help me with this


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  • d dot 1991 Jul 22, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I even got the shop to replace the disk but the same thing happened. Then I tried playing a song on someone else's profile and it auto-saved correctly, no hassle! Of course, when I switched back to my main profile it again failed to find the storage device. I have even tried changing the storage device by putting in a memory card and trying to save to that but that doesn't work either. My normal profile is connected to an xbox live account whereas the other I used is not and so that could be the problem? Can anybody help with this?


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Nah, the problem is the DLC song called "I Am Murloc". When I found this out, I went to delete it. Now, if you did this earlier you have to perform system maintenance before you play guitar hero. That is where you go to the system (purple background) spot and open memory. When you see your hard drive press y and then you should see rename and format. Press X+X+LB++RB+X+X. Then go to play it and see which files work. If you beat I am Murloc on your favorite file like I did, then you just lost what you worked on for the past x months. It will never save again, no matter what you do. If no accounts work or you just don't want to do this, I'd suggest buying a memory card and beat the game again, saving it on that file. Good luck, Activision sucks!

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If you didn't sign into your profile, that could be your problem. If you don;t have enough space in you harddrive or meomory card that could also be the problem. HOpe that helps. :)

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Hi, firstly, thanks to meowmicks for his solution.

I would like to add that after so much searching on the internet and through countless forums, I have found a few of the GH3 downloaded content packs cause this trouble too. Mine was the Foo Fighters pack and the Isle of Wight pack, as well as the I am murloc song meowmicks mentioned before.

I have deleted all DLC content and it works fine again now. I'll never buy DLC content for GH3 again.

Hope this helps any of you that have this problem too.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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It actually sounds like it maybe a setting in either your parental controls or console settings if you have settings wrong some games won't save and others won't even play

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