Ooookay. I'm playing Halo 3 online the other day. It kicked me out of the game and said "Disc cannot be read". Okay, I take immaculate care of my things so I'm baffled already (just wait for the real confusing part). So, I take the disc out and make sure it's clean, put it back into the Xbox and let it load, except ... it doesn't. It just stays on a black screen the whole time. My first Xbox had a reading lens error, so I know this isn't the same. So I'm a little confused.
I take the disc out and pop in Assassins Creed 2. Works fine. I play it for a while. Okay, it's 2 days later now. I put Halo 3 back into the Xbox. Same black screen. WTF right? Well it's about to get more strange.
I decide since I'm playing on the Halo:ODST multiplayer disc, I'll just pop in the Halo 3 disc I have had since Halo 3 itself came out. Old faithful. Thought it would be a sweet deal. Except .... it goes to black screen as well. WTF?! I now out of curiosity put in the Halo 3 ODST game disc (different than the multiplayer disc) and it doesn't load either! WTF X 10?
Soooo my brain goes to the idea of corrupted data, right? RIGHT! So I take the hard drive off, and bam, it loads! Yet it wants me to do a dashboard update, but with only a memory card, I don't have enough memory. So I still can't play it. So I decide to empty the cashe on the hard drive. Halo still doesn't work. I load the game to the hard drive itself. Still doesn't work.
FINALLY ... I take all my important game saves and such, and move them to the memory card. I just reformat the hard drive. Wipe it completely.
****ING THING STILL WON'T LOAD HALO. What ..... the ..... ****!
I give up on this thing for the night, my head is going to explode.
-- Steve --