Been playing Skyrim for a month or so now on a new 360 slim. Everything fine. Yesterday finally got a hard drive (had previously been saving on internal memory unit) and, after installing it, started playing. As soon as I booted up my most recent save wacky
stuff start's happening. Random things are purple, and the game is very jumpy. After a few minutes, it freezes.
Today, I try again. Same story. I do some online research, try a bunch of things, no luck. Now game is freezing during the loading screen (sometimes before START appears, sometimes after). I can't even play for more than a couple minutes now without it freezing completely. Also, weirdly enough, my perfect-condition disc is refusing to install. Makes it 7% and then says disc is scratched. Was able to install another game. Turned off autosave as soon as game booted and that didn't work either. It's my weekend off work and I wanted to laze and play, please help!
Things I've tried:
Clearing cache several times,
Deleting old saves,
Removing hard drive,
deleting and re-installing most recent patch and cleaning the disc about a hundred times
Any other ideas? I'm running out of options and patience. Thanks!