So I got GTA 5 at a midnight release and I install the "Install" disc to my Xbox hard drive and I read a couple of articles that said it was safe to install the "Play" disc onto a flash drive as long as it's not the same hard drive as the 'install" disc. I did that and it runs MUCH better than it does without installing the "Play" disc. I got off for a little bit and when I went back on, my Xbox said it can't read the disc and I looked at it and all around the side of the disc it was severely scratched and messed up. Is it because I installed the "Play" disc? I had to install the disc a couple of times because of flash drive blows and keeps needing to be reconfigured for some reason. Should I not reinstall it if my flash drive does that again? I also got the one year warranty on the game from Gamestop for $3.00, would I be able to bring the game to them for an exchange if it stops working with the warranty?
I take excellent care of my games and have never seen the side of a discs get scratched up that much.