Hard drive keeps telling me too format?

The other day i turned on my Xbox 360 and no profiles were found, So i went to settings then memory and it says my hard drive was unformatted. So i entered my serial number and formatted my hard drive. After i did that i restarted my xbox and went back into memory and it still says unformatted. I repeated the formatting process mutiple times now and it still says unformatted any ideas on how to fix my hard drive???

 

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 94 Applies to:

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why the hell should i buy a new hard drive because Microsoft don't know how to make one that lasts go to hell Microsoft still trying to make money off back of the 360

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Unfortunately it does sound like your hard drive is failing. You will need to replace it, though it might be under warranty still depending on when you purchased it.

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the same thing keeps happening to me and have to start all my games again it a bad [mod removed - no offensive language is allowed] take might just switch to ps3

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I just had this happen to me today (8/16/2011), I shut it off from the dashboard and when I came back to play i turned it on and same thing what causes this? Also, previously my entire saved game data for NFS hot pursuit 2 was gone and had to start over. this is getting annoying. this is probably the final year of xbox for me

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In all honesty I don't think there is a way to get it working again. You could try formatting it on a friends console but to me it sounds as if the MFT (master file table) of the drive has become corrupt.

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