About a week ago I bought a second hand xbox 360 slim 4gb console along with the games Fable II & Fable III.
Anyway today I bought a 1 month xbox live gold code and activated it on my xbox live account to access the online multiplayer features of Fable III, yet.. when i tried it kept saying: "To access this option, you need to be signed in to Xbox LIVE with an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. You will not have access if your multiplayer privileges are blocked.".
So i restarted the console to see if that would help.. it didn't.
I logged into my xbox live account at live.xbox.com and i noticed a yellow box with a warning saying something like "Membership expired" from when I used my profile when I had a 360 last year so I paid for yet another months membership to make it go away. So I've bought TWO 1 month xbox live gold memberships and I'm still getting that "multiplayer privileges are blocked" bullcrap.
also the parental control settings are turned off.