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    Xbox 360 Unreadable Disc - Playing from HDD?!

    Hi All

    I have been playing CoDMW2 from my 120gb HDD no problem at all. Now all of a sudden, I have started getting an "Unreadable Disc" error, but as I said I have been playing it from my HDD

    Anybody seen this error before or have any ideas on why it is happening, or how to fix it?

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    I know this might be a stupid response, but you haven't said you've kept the disc in as well, so here goes.

    Even when playing the game from the HDD you still need to keep the disc in the drive for verification etc.

    Original Poster

    yep, if you eject this disc it returns to the dash, just like if you are playing from a disc

    But i haven't had this happen with any other game, ever, and only the last day or so on CoD, i completed the first 14 or so missions like this, I will try Brutal Legend or Forza 3 now and see what happens

    MunkiMadz;6921958

    I know this might be a stupid response, but you haven't said you've kept … I know this might be a stupid response, but you haven't said you've kept the disc in as well, so here goes.Even when playing the game from the HDD you still need to keep the disc in the drive for verification etc.



    lol great help that was.


    Try giving your disk a clean. If that doesnt work, try a different game to rule out drive problems.

    If it persists, try deleting it from your HDD then installing it back

    Original Poster

    I have previously uninstalled and re-installed to no avail, I have also cleared the HDD's cache with no luck

    Forza 3 seems to be running ok from the HDD as we speak

    Banned

    Try just running the disk without the HDD in the xbox (press little circle on the top of the xbox and pull up). If it doesn't work it's the disk opposed to the hardrive playing up. If other games are working this seems the most likely thing to be causing you problems

    drives on it's way out, mine has been doing this for months. sending mine to ms this week, was waiting for the mw2 console to arrive first. i suggest you send it off before the xmas rush.

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    dataload;6922206

    drives on it's way out, mine has been doing this for months. sending mine … drives on it's way out, mine has been doing this for months. sending mine to ms this week, was waiting for the mw2 console to arrive first. i suggest you send it off before the xmas rush.



    If this is the case, back-up !! or you will lose all your saves

    Original Poster

    Well all saves are backed up on a memory unit, and I have made a full HDD backup on my PC's HDD, I just find it strange that it only seems to be CoDMW2 with the problem, Forza and Brutal Legend are both running fine

    I have read of some others having this fault, but using backups of the game, which doesn't affect me

    I may have gotten a duff disc as nothing else seems to be having any problems, but again haven't heard anything about this, I will have to google a little bit harder lol

    ryman1000;6922472

    If this is the case, back-up !! or you will lose all your saves



    Id assume he meant disc drive not hdd.

    it'll last for a few months, you'll probably get the "please put this disc in an xbox360 console" message soon and then it'll just stop working. i'm guessing his saves are on his hdd so he wont lose anything as you don't send drives off with the console.

    Original Poster

    ok guys, I have looked on the IW forums and there are LOADS of similar problems, tons of threads detailing the same, or very similar issues with CoD, its looking like it may need patching or there was a bad batch of discs, but IW haven't said anything yet

    I will have to keep an eye out on both CoD updates and forums, as well as my Xbox, DVD-ROM and HDD

    Thanks for all your help guys!

    roundy07;6922531

    Well all saves are backed up on a memory unit, and I have made a full HDD … Well all saves are backed up on a memory unit, and I have made a full HDD backup on my PC's HDD, I just find it strange that it only seems to be CoDMW2 with the problem, Forza and Brutal Legend are both running fineI have read of some others having this fault, but using backups of the game, which doesn't affect meI may have gotten a duff disc as nothing else seems to be having any problems, but again haven't heard anything about this, I will have to google a little bit harder lol



    Sorry not got a fix for you, but how did you back up your whole hard drive to your PC and how have you got backups of all your saves on a memory unit, i tired copying my forza 3 save to a MS memory card and it said this item cant be copyied

    Original Poster

    Not all games can be copied to a memory unit, Forza just happens to be one that can't

    As for a system backup, I used this from DealExtreme

    dealextreme.com/det…798

    There is a free bit of software you have to download to use with it, it is called Xplorer360 I think, but it makes full or partial HDD backups from USB

    i moved my forza 3 data, select move instead of copy and it works fine.

    roundy07;6922788

    Not all games can be copied to a memory unit, Forza just happens to be … Not all games can be copied to a memory unit, Forza just happens to be one that can'tAs for a system backup, I used this from DealExtremehttp://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.27798There is a free bit of software you have to download to use with it, it is called Xplorer360 I think, but it makes full or partial HDD backups from USB



    Wow your a star, Rep added. I already have the MS version of that, do you know if i can use the xplorer360 with this or if i would have to buy this instead?

    dataload;6923039

    i moved my forza 3 data, select move instead of copy and it works fine.



    I tried that and it does not work for me

    Original Poster

    Chuckles1001;6926204

    Wow your a star, Rep added. I already have the MS version of that, do you … Wow your a star, Rep added. I already have the MS version of that, do you know if i can use the xplorer360 with this or if i would have to buy this instead?I tried that and it does not work for me



    I don't know if the MS version works or not, I have never tried, i just read that the deal extreme one definately worked and so thought at just under £5, if it didn't work it was still useful as a HDD transfer kit anyway
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