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Author Topic: Problems With 120gb Hd  (Read 213 times)

xboxdawg

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Problems With 120gb Hd
« on: June 14, 2012, 10:28:41 AM »


Ok, so I've got a 120gb MS hard drive that I've had a while. It originally came off my black elite (phat) 2008 xbox. The last month or so I've started having problems loading games every now and then. Gears of War 3 would tell me it couldn't read the disc. Then sometimes updates would fail. I went and cleared the cache and usually that took care of it.

Then I went to play the campaign on Gears and it said it was corrupted. Kind of pissed me off since I was 95% done. So I had to delete it and start over. Yesterday I downloaded the Dirt Showdown demo. When I tried to run it, it said that the disc was dirty or unreadable. WTF its on the hard drive! Anyway I cleared cache, same problem. Deleted and redownloaded. Same problem. I was down to like 12gb on the HD. So I deleted a few things to get it like 14 or 15gb and redownloaded. Now it's working.

My questions:

1. Is my hard drive going bad?

2. Is there a utility to go through and defrag or clean it up? or should I just back everything off to my computer hard drive and format the 360 drive and then load it back on?

3. My other thought was to just buy a new 250gb and copy the contents to it.

Any suggestions?

I suspect that it's just a case of the hard drive being 4yrs old and needing some clean up.




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Aldanga

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Problems With 120gb Hd
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 07:04:10 PM »


Before you do anything else, back up all the data you want to save. Your HDD is likely dying. I know someone who has a failing HDD as well, though it's been holding on by a thread for a while.

If you want, you can pop it out of the case and run a diagnostics test on it. That'll help determine what the problem is.




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xboxdawg

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Problems With 120gb Hd
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 09:53:38 AM »


What's the best thing to back it up with? Xplorer360? or is there something better?

Thanks




Edited by xboxdawg, 15 June 2012 - 06:20 PM.


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Aldanga

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Problems With 120gb Hd
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 11:53:14 AM »


I like Party Buffalo.




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xboxdawg

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Problems With 120gb Hd
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 12:09:43 PM »


Ok thanks!

Btw is that available as shareware or do I have to look in the usual places

Update:

I found it, thanks!




Edited by xboxdawg, 15 June 2012 - 08:12 PM.


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adames

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Problems With 120gb Hd
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 07:04:03 AM »


it's been holding on by a thread for a while.IPB Image




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