Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

Discus and support Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...) in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; So, I'm getting the same issue where the hard drive won't format, even after multiple attempts with entering console serial number and trying to... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Jaedy, May 11, 2014.

  1. Jaedy
    Jaedy Guest

    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)


    So, I'm getting the same issue where the hard drive won't format, even after multiple attempts with entering console serial number and trying to transfer content to the hard drive. It is an older model but that shouldn't make a difference. It even let me
    install the system update and all that. What now

    :)
     
    Jaedy, May 11, 2014
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  2. IceStorm III
    IceStorm III Guest
    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

    You should not get the USB Memory Unit pop-up for a HDD unless it's connected via a USB to HDD adapter (not the official transfer cable).



    It sounds like your 360 HDD has failed. You could test it using an official transfer cable, see if it shows up as a HDD when attached that way. That may help rule out if it is the console or the HDD that has the problem.
     
    IceStorm III, May 11, 2014
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  3. Pierce2715
    Pierce2715 Guest
    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

    So originally I had a problem with corrupt profiles and error codes (Status Code: 3CD6 0000 0080 0300 D000 0185 feed) and a few days ago I gave up and decided to format my hard drive, hoping it won't corrupt on further use.

    After formatting the hard drive (entered seriel number and what not), under 'Storage' it said that the internal hard drive was 'Unformatted'. Confused I formatted the hard drive once again. Went back in and it was 'Unformatted'. After many restarts of the
    console and spamming the 'Format' option, it decided it was magically formatted. I installed Halo Reach back on, played it for a few hours and called it a day.

    Starting up the console this morning, it was incredibly slow (2 minute start up) and when it finally did my profile was missing! Upon further inspection, I found the hard drive was 'Unformatted'. I have no idea what happened!

    Anyone have any ideas how or why this happened?
     
    Pierce2715, May 11, 2014
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  4. Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

    Hey there Jaedy!

    Sorry to hear about the hard drive issues. Just to make sure that we have not missed any troubleshooting steps, please check out our Troubleshoot Xbox 360 Hard Drives page. I also recommend Clearing
    the cache on Xbox 360
    .

    If the issue continues to occur, please let us know and we will be standing by to help.
     
    Mister Quimby, May 12, 2014
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  5. EggsBoxJuan Win User

    Xbox 360 Elite Hard Drive error?

    Hi, as the hard drive is showing as unformatted there's little you can do but try to format it. The hard drive may not format or format but then become unformatted again which would indicate a major problem with the hard drive.
  6. Pierce2715 Win User

    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

    Yeah, I did the Xbox Troubleshooting steps and it still won't format.

    Xbox Live Support, if you are watching this can you please give me an answer:

    My brother and I were looking in the menus (trying to format the hard drive, formatting USBs to work) when he had the random idea to transfer content from one of the formatted USBs onto the unformatted hard drive. The message came up saying "Do you want
    to configure for use?" and had the description of how 1GB is needed and so on.

    What I am asking is if I do this, will it mean the full 250 GB will be accessible or will only 32 GB be accessible like the description says if I configure it like a USB?

    PLEASE REPLY! Thank you.
  7. IceStorm III Win User

    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

    You should not get the USB Memory Unit pop-up for a HDD unless it's connected via a USB to HDD adapter (not the official transfer cable).



    It sounds like your 360 HDD has failed. You could test it using an official transfer cable, see if it shows up as a HDD when attached that way. That may help rule out if it is the console or the HDD that has the problem.
  8. Mister Quimby Win User

    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

    Hey there Jaedy!

    Sorry to hear about the hard drive issues. Just to make sure that we have not missed any troubleshooting steps, please check out our Troubleshoot Xbox 360 Hard Drives page. I also recommend Clearing
    the cache on Xbox 360
    .

    If the issue continues to occur, please let us know and we will be standing by to help.
  9. D3ATH PRONE Win User

    Unformatted Hard Drive (But I Formatted It...)

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