So I fired up my console (original XBOX 360) just now and go through the latest system update. All is well, or so I thought. I get into Gotham City Impostors and get a notification that my trial download of Plants and Zombies has been stopped. All is well, or so I thought. Get into my first match of Fumigation in GCI, and just as I make my first kill (and am subsequently taken out), another notification comes up saying the download for PandZ is complete ... that's funny, I thought it had been stopped, but I digress ... and my screen completely freezes. I can't respawn, I'm dead in the water. The screen goes black, and the console restarts. Is all still well? As it goes through the startup animation screen, the system freezes for a couple seconds then the system reboots. Frequently. Over and over. Rinse and repeat. Infinitely?
I turned the console off, unplugged everything and made sure they were plugged in securely. I took the disc - Batman: Arkham City - out of the drive and restart. Freeze and automatic reboot. I take the hard drive out, and the system starts up, but now I cannot download/sign into my XBL account because I don't have a memory unit connected.
So, it seems the problem is now with my hard drive. Mind you, about a month ago I replaced my old 20GB drive with a brand spanking new 120GB drive, and have had no problems with it to-date. I was able to transfer all data from the old to new, and it's been working peachy ever since. I wonder if it has to do with either the latest system update and/or the trial version of Plants and Zombies and/or if it was some issue that occurred while downloading one thing and playing another.
Is there any way to bypass the hard drive somehow to access it an delete PandZ and the latest system update, and try to redo it over again? We're going on a good 30 minutes or so of the infinite reboot loop ...
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.