I have been trying to fix this problem on my original xbox 360 for a while now and i am getting frustrated. I have had red rings 3 times in the past but havent had any in over 3 years now i get this bizzare problem that has no origin or solution -__-But i have discovered if i cancel the updates i can play and watch moovies perfectly offline, but it doesnt allow me to connect to xbox live without going through the endless loop!
It starts when i turn on my xbox once i get to the dashboard it tells me an update is required. When i go to update it takes about 5-10 minutes and restarts when it is finished.
Once it restarts a message pops up and says "Error some xbox 360 features are missing or corrupted blah blah blah" so i restart again and i get the same message about updating and then an error and then updating and then an error and then updating until i go bananas and quit trying.
I have done all the googling i could to find a fix and i finally found one but it was a temporary fix where you turn off your xbox when it is restarting after you update but after a while i have fallen back into the endless update loop. Ive searched all the forums i could and still no fix wtf microsoft -__- some say it has to do with a hard drive problem but when i borrowed my friends perfectly fine hard drive it had the same problems. Also i tried downloading the update to a flashdrive but still got the same error msg at the end.
Some one please help i just got Battlefield 3 and im dying to play! D: