My xbox was functioning fine until it tried to do an update. I now have this on my screen:
SYSTEM UPDATE STOPPED
Can't read the update from your xbox hard drive. Please reattach it. Your console will automatically restart and continue the update. If the problem persists visit www.xbox.com/support
I have tried to update with a usb stick, and by burning a cd.
I have tried pushing the sync button while turning on the system.
I have tried connecting the system directly to the modem.
I tried unplugging the Kinect and restarting the system.
I have tried starting up the system with the disc tray halfway open.
I tried unplugging the system from the Internet and restarting it. (I have a dlink-655 router connected to a SA cable modem.)
Nothing makes any difference. I'm not new to computers (I have a Comp TiA A+ and a Cisco network+ cert) but I'm new to working on xboxes.
In desperation, I went and bought another system. It connects and updates fine. Nothing wrong with my connection.
What else can a man do to fix this?