Sometimes when I start up my console it will stay one the first screen, the one that says Xbox 360 and has the logo, for a long time. It doesn't freeze if I let it sit for a few minutes, sometimes 5 or more, it will eventually load the dashboard. However, when this happens the console will not read any disc. It doesn't seem to even recognize a disk is even in the drive as it says open tray the whole time. The tray will open and close, and it will say reading disk for a minute after closing but eventually just says open tray again. Everything else seems to work, Netflix, games on the hard drive that don't require a disk, ect. I've tried removing everything in the USB ports including Kinect, and my plug and play charger. Clearing the cache seemed to help for awhile, but i had to do it very often. Also as I said this doesn't happen every time I start the console. If it goes through the start up screen at a normal speed, maybe say 20 seconds or less, everything works fine. Which would indicate to me that it isn't a hardware problem. By the way this is an older style "elite" console. Also no error codes ever come up. So, any ideas?