HDD Causing my Xbox to continually reset itself

I have an Xbox 360 Slim 4gb with a 250gb Xbox HDD and I've used less than 100gb on my HDD and today when I went to download a demo, my Xbox begins a perpetual loop by resetting itself within twenty seconds of turning itself back on. What's so frustrating about this is that I'm well aware that all I need to do to fix the problem is clear up some space on my HDD (which I think is a bit ridiculous since it claims to have over 150gb free but thats not my main problem) yet I can't because my Xbox resets itself before I can get to the Storage part of the Xbox menu.  I know it's the HDD because my Xbox works fine without it but this doesn't help me with my games as all of my saved files are on the HDD.  I found a forum that posted what seemed to be the exact same problem, but the solution provided was only to get a new HDD; I don't want to buy a new one, as all of my saved data is on mine one plus I can easily solve the problem by deleting data on my current HDD, I just cannot access the HDD storage to do so.

I've had this problem before and was able to fix it after muchr grueling trial-and-error and have tried to reenact the same process yet it doesn't seem to work this time. I should add that when the Xbox turns on and asks me to choose a profile to sign into, the Xbox will continue to stay on, but the moment I do any other action, it only takes a few seconds before my Xbox clicks and resets itself. Please help otherwise my next problem with my Xbox is that I will need a new controller.


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 30 Applies to:

It's not a space issue, it doesn't matter how much space is left it should still work fine, I have less than 20GB free and there's no problems.  Your hard drive is dying and needs to be replaced.  The good news is that the hard drive can be plugged into a computer and you can save the data that way (assuming the drive still works well enough to do that), the bad news is that will likely void the warranty on the new drive and I don't know of any steps to do that properly.

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