Original Xbox 360 Elite 120GB - Corrupt Hard drive?

Hey,
I first started noticing in the last 3 days my console was completely freezing up fairly often. (Before hand it'd probably only freeze up once in a blue moon sorta thing)
Then this morning I went to open the Youtube app and once again it froze, so I restarted it and received a 190MB system update (Roughly 10am, 3/4/2013 here in New Zealand).
I believe it was an update for the GFX driver if I remember correctly?
Went to try and download it & it tells me I don't have enough memory (which I thought really odd consider I had about 5GB spare).. Went to System Settings, then Storage & my hard drive icon in the middle of the screen it said 'Unformated' and only had either 'A' to select 'B' for back and 'Y' for Format.. I selected it & the only option I was able to select was 'Format.' (the other options were grey'd out). & also since it can't access my hard drive I have no arcade games or profiles available.
So I rang up the helpline & we tried a couple of things like disconnecting the hard drive then putting it back in and starting it up again.. then tried again with the internet cable disconnected.. then again without the hard drive attached..
The only other option I was told to try out was trying the hard drive to another 360 console.. Haven't heard back from my mate yet to try it! lol.
The phone operator I spoke to said it "your hard drive could possibly be corrupted." but he wasn't sure.

Couple of questions:

Is my hard drive is corrupted?

This 'problem' would've been a product of the freezing I'm guessing & not the small system update I received, correct?

 If my hard drive is corrupted is there any way at all it can be trouble shoot'd or accessed in order to find out what about my hard drive is corrupt? And possibly resolve the issue?
(I have a big save file for Forza 4, which is the only game save I'm hoping is possible to recover. Due to the fact I have a large collection of Collectible cars that can only be sent to you by the Devs which I worked really hard to earn since its release which is just over a yr) Help?

Really want to know how many options I have with this issue..

Side question:
I can't quite remember what I've stored on my iCloud with my game saves, if I contact the people who look after iCloud would I be able to find out what I do have saved? I'm not sure who to contact for this question.. you guys or who ever looks after 'iCloud..'
 
Brief console history:
Bought  brand new in 2008, in the first yr of owning it I had to get sent away twice.. 1st issue being it would freeze on the Xbox logo when it started up. & the 2nd time it was for 2, maybe 3 red rings (which I believe they just fixed the heat sinks within the console).
 Since then until now my Xbox 360 has been absolutely golden & have thoroughly enjoyed it! Also impressed that since I last got it sent away that it's continued to push on well for almost 4 yrs.

MFR Date: 2007-10-10
Serial number: [Mod Removed]
Color: Black

Thanks for reading =)
WHRAMI 

 

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if your pal puts your hard drive into his console have him enter the hard drive and go thru every file if you find a yellow circle with a white ! then there is corrupted data on the hard drive delete it then clear the system cache.

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Hmm...same thing to me...i dloaded diablo 3 then it froze-dloaded WSOP Beta b4 that and loved it-now just to load and sign gamertag tag in takes 3-5 min?? never froze b4 really-now at least 5-10 times a day and either my cpu or harddisk must be related cuz my dload is 49 Mb/s. I cant even play any of the games i have filled hd with or the 23 I have on disc. When power on it wont recognize my controller till just b4 the avatar selection sign-in screen pops up. IS THERE ANY WAY TO TEST MY HARD DRIVE OR CPU FOR PERFORMANCE?? I am a die hard xbox user but becuz of this over the last 4-5 weeks i could only play WSOP Beta(which takes forever to load/join game/message or respond to one/create my own table to join. B4, i couldnt complain about anything now i am hearing-seeing-andreading more and more of this type of thing. Love XBOX 360-100% getting xbox one-still would like to know what happend so drastically when i am not a new user but i could have done something by accident...any thoughts? Otherwise everything was perfect b4 this...Thanks for reading. All KnightR

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G'day Knight! This is a pretty old thread, and your situation may not be identical to the one the original poster describes. Please start a new thread, explaining what's going on (as you have here) as well as what steps you've already tried to resolve this issue. That way we can help you individually in that thread, and we won't ask you to repeat steps unnecessarily. Thanks!

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Xbox 360 my  hard drive don't save setting on my nba2k14 it say unable to load "settings" on hard drive. then it say the saved content is damaged or unreadable. do anybody know what is going on with this. can it be fixed.

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Hey, InputGmoney! As Misses Joust above you stated, this thread is old. Go ahead and post up a new thread detailing the issue you're having with your disc so we can get you individualized help.

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