Some how I feel like I really screwed myself over, without even trying.
A long time ago, when I first got an Xbox 360, I didn't know a thing about what I was doing. I had set up an offline account, and played from that. A few years later, I realized I could upgrade my games with Live. So, I set up an account. This account is about 2 years old. I only used it to get DLCs for my games, and it was a silver account.
Only about 2 weeks ago did I really want to begin going online and playing with friends, and so I tried all these different stupid ways to get the data from that original offline account onto my Live account to then upgrade (when I made the first Live account, I didn't know I could just upgrade the offline one). I found out that I could indeed upgrade the offline account up to Live, and so I did. I entered my age and all, and it required a Parent Account. I'm fourteen right now by the way. I don't know what I did to that first one, but it seemed ok to use as a parent account. Once it was all set up, I couldn't log in. I thought this was an error, as it said "Can not log in, try again later. If problem persists, go to [here]." So I waited a few days. I was also pissed at the time because I had to re-enter my email and password like 10 times before I gave up. Looking back, this was an Xbox error, as just today it was saving the email and password.
I tried logging in again, and I couldn't. I was beginning to get mad, because I knew something had gone wrong somewhere. I finally went online to this website, and tried logging in from my account. It worked, and it showed that I was silver. (My first thought when things weren't going right was that the Live subscription wasn't set up, and I saw no way around this. That's one of the reasons why I was pissed.)
Through some fiddling, I got to the Parent Account log in. And guess what. It doesn't *** exist. Apparently my Xbox thought it was good because I had used it before, but the servers knew it wasn't there anymore. So every time I go to to log in, it try's to connect up with the Parent Account, fails, and tells me the account can't log in. Either of them. Now this is recent. I was able to use the "Parent Account" about a month ago, before all this started. I don't even know how...
I tried searching how to disable the parent account, or if I could possibly up my age to automatically get rid of it. Can't. I tried forums, blogs, wikis, FAQs, but apparently my ***-up is unique.
Now I'm not giving up hope. I knew I could find a way to post directly to this, with my own words being answered by intelligible people who will give real answers, and not search-engine key-word answers. My question is this:
How do I keep the saves from said offline account, now this malfunctioning silver account, and upgrade it to Gold AND be able to sign in. Basically make it a working gold account.
Some more notable info: when the error sign pops up, it says 801--(sorry i forget the rest), but i do know its an internet error.
I just wanna play burnout online! PLEASE HELP ME!!