Recent Dashboard update downloaded, said there wasn't enough space. Cancelled, didn't recognise any data on the drive, said it was unformatted. Why? How?
Since 2006 I have had my Xbox repaired 4 times, never had any issues with the drive. My most recent xbox failed out of warranty, so I bought a new 250GB model and used an official Xbox transfer kit to move from the 120GB to the 250GB (I had to do this once before when I upgraded from the 20Gb to 120GB).
That was a few months ago now. Been having a great experience with the new model. Today I have a problem. Turned on my Xbox to download the new dashboard update. There was a weird flash to black which seemed to just be resetting, or something. After downloading it told me there was not enough space, which is weird because I wasn't even using half of the 250GB hard drive. So I canceled the update, but on the dashboard there were no user profiles. No games.
Browsing the memory section, it says my HDD is unformatted. How? Why? I used it perfectly fine last night. I have been turning it on just to party chat for the past week, so I didn't turn it off while a game was saving or any crazy business. I don't know what to do. The only option I have is to format the HDD.
This experience is mildly distressing. I am reluctant to do it. I will be saying goodbye to 140 games worth of save data, from 2006 to now. Not to mention all the DLC and Arcade games (I know I can redownload those but I can't remember everything I've bought). I can't accept that this is my fault in any way. I am curious as to how this could have happened.
It is fairly futile but I am hoping I won't have to do this.