xbox360 hard drive malfunction

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i've been having a problem with my xbox360 hard drive and i was hoping someone could give me an idea of how to fix it. my xbox
does not recognize any memory stored on my hard drive and i cannot access any of my info however it does say that space is being used and it still has the same amount of free space as before. does anyone know if i can retrieve my saves?
 
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There is a transfer cable you can get to pull your info from an old drive to a new one. Though, we don't know how damaged yours may be.
Other options would be to find software to access the drive on a PC but not sure where to get it or if it's even allowed by Microsoft.

You can do a few tests maybe.. Remove and reinstall the drive. (Never know if it could be a loose or dirty connection)
Try your drive on a friends XBox and try their drive in yours. That should show if the drive is bad or your console is having trouble. If your friends drive works, put yours back in and see if there is still a problem.
If your drive can't be read, last hope may be to try a transfer kit to a new drive.
 
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My son has the same problem with his Xbox hard drive.

Ended up opening the case for it (was already out of warranty, so no loss of that), and connecting it to a PC (inside the case is a SATA "laptop" hard drive). Ran some disk utilities on it, and was able to "recover" the bad clusters, enough that he can restore game saves, etc... from it.

I'd suggest NOT to do this unless your warranty is already expired, because doing so will void the warranty if there is one. As suggested before, a transfer kit would be the best option, they are $20 from the Xbox 360 store. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store...goryID.50790100/categoryID.57399000/list.true
 
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