Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up

Discus and support Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Hard drive failed. Data gone. Now I'm looking to set the console back up. It has the 4GB flash so so far I have just re-loaded my profile. Once I get... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Neuwerld, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Neuwerld
    Neuwerld Guest

    Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up


    Hard drive failed. Data gone.

    Now I'm looking to set the console back up. It has the 4GB flash so so far I have just re-loaded my profile. Once I get a new drive, I will start re-downloading my games.
    Is this all I can do, or are there any steps I'm missing to get the best results? For example, I think I'm missing gamer pictures and avatar stuff, stuff that comes with achievements. Is there any way to recover that stuff? I can't re-get the
    achievements.

    :)
     
    Neuwerld, Dec 19, 2015
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  2. kevin
    kevin Guest
    How to add or remove an Xbox 360 Hard Drive on your Xbox 360 S Console

    The Xbox 360 S 250 Console includes an internal hard drive and you can easily remove or replace it. But The Xbox 360 S 4 GB console has only irremovable flash memory. You can purchase the internal hard drive separately.

    How to insert a hard drive in the Xbox 360 S console

    • First, turn off the console.
    • You need to position the console horizontally.
    • Look at the right side of the console. You will find the hard drive cover release near the back of the console.
    • While pulling the hard drive door open, you have to slide the release toward the front of the console.
    • Now insert the hard drive into the slot and press firmly until you hear it click.
    • Before turning on the console, you need to replace the hard disk drive cover.
    Follow the steps bellow to ensure that your console recognizes the hard drive:

    • Go to Settings pressing the Guide button on your controller, and then proceed to System Settings.
    • Press Storage or Memory.
    • If the console recognizes the hard drive, it will appear in the list of Storage Devices. If it does not, you need to remove and reattach the hard drive following the steps above.

    How to remove a hard drive from an Xbox 360 console


    To remove a hard drive, first turn off the console. Open the hard drive door following the steps above. You need to pull the tab to remove the hard drive. Finally, replace the hard drive cover and turn the console back on.
     
    kevin, Dec 19, 2015
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  3. MB5656
    MB5656 Guest
    I can connect to xbox live, however....

    try this:

    Turn off your console.

    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.

    Add your primary storage device, for example, the hard drive.

    Turn on the console

    Try updating the console again.

    also try this:

    Reset XBOX 360 Failed System Updates

    With the console off, press and hold the sync up button.

    While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console

    Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.

    During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

    hope this helps
     
    MB5656, Dec 19, 2015
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  4. onyxishere
    onyxishere Guest

    Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up

    The achievements are linked to your gamertag so the hard drive failure will have nothing to do with them.

    As for the data, that depends. Did the drive fail completely or does it still sometimes work? If it's the latter then getting an Official Xbox transfer cable may allow you to move the data from the old drive to the new one.

    If it's the former then I'm afraid that there is no way to get the old data back.

    To redownload your game content though simply head to Settings>Accounts>Download History to redownload all that you need to.
     
    onyxishere, Dec 20, 2015
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  5. Neuwerld
    Neuwerld Guest
    I think the drive is totally dead. The system freezes at the splash screen with the drive installed, but works fine without it. I've accepted that the save data is gone.

    Thanks, do you know if downloads include DLCs? And do gamer pictures and avatar items linked with achievements come with the profile?
     
    Neuwerld, Dec 20, 2015
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  6. onyxishere
    onyxishere Guest
    Any purchased item is linked to the account. This includes games, DLC's and avatar items that you purchased.

    Avatar items that were earned via gameplay may not be retrievable.
     
    onyxishere, Dec 20, 2015
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  7. Neuwerld
    Neuwerld Guest
    Ok, thanks for the information.
     
    Neuwerld, Oct 31, 2018
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  8. Neuwerld Win User

    Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up

    I think the drive is totally dead. The system freezes at the splash screen with the drive installed, but works fine without it. I've accepted that the save data is gone.

    Thanks, do you know if downloads include DLCs? And do gamer pictures and avatar items linked with achievements come with the profile?
  9. Neuwerld Win User

    Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up

    Ok, thanks for the information.
  10. onyxishere Win User

    Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up

    The achievements are linked to your gamertag so the hard drive failure will have nothing to do with them.

    As for the data, that depends. Did the drive fail completely or does it still sometimes work? If it's the latter then getting an Official Xbox transfer cable may allow you to move the data from the old drive to the new one.

    If it's the former then I'm afraid that there is no way to get the old data back.

    To redownload your game content though simply head to Settings>Accounts>Download History to redownload all that you need to.
  11. onyxishere Win User

    Hard drive failed – tips for setting console back up

    Any purchased item is linked to the account. This includes games, DLC's and avatar items that you purchased.

    Avatar items that were earned via gameplay may not be retrievable.
  12. Mister Rush Win User

    Useablity slowly dieing since GTAV online release

    Hi there doggm65,



    This does seem like a strange one and backing up files is a great idea just in case the hard drive fails. But let's start by removing the hard drive to see if the console plays fine with no hard drive attached. Then let's try reattaching the hard drive and
    then
    clear cache
    and
    redownload the profile
    to see if that helps. Next let's try your hard drive on a different console or even a different hard drive on your console to see if the issue is specific to that one hard drive. Let us know what happens. Thanks!
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