Hey all, I posted about this a little while ago and got no responses so I am hoping some additional research I have done the past few days might give someone an idea on how to help me.
So here's the deal...a few months ago my xbox started giving me issues about features being missing or corrupt. For the most part I was able to just restart and it would work fine. After a while that didnt work anymore so I called xbox support and they walked me through clearing the cache and removing the updates and than re downloading the update. This worked for a while but eventually even this stopped working. This was around the same time that I got my Kinect which was christmas...I don't know if that's relevant but I figured I should mention it.
Now I find myself unable to update my xbox. If I download the update it just gives me a message about features being missing or corrupt. I restart my xbox and the message is gone...and it asks me to update xbox live again. This cycle repeats it self indefinitely until I start slamming my fist against my desk and give up.
After doing a LOT of googling on the issue I found very little and even fewer solutions. I have seen many people with this error but few with a situation like mine.
I have tried downloading the update to a flash drive and updating that way. The update appears to work fine until the xbox restarts and I get Error 71 (Dashboard Error) If i take the flash drive out it works fine
My xbox also works fine without applying the update...I am just unable to sign online and play games that way.
My Xbox IS modded just in case that might have something to do with it.
XBox live tells me its just the hdd and that I should buy a new one. I would scrounge up the cash for one(Even though I am dirt poor) but I dont think that is the issue since even with only the thumb drive attached it still has the same issue.
I apologize for this extremely lenthy post but I wanted to give as much info as possible. Any suggestions anyone could make would be GREATLY appreciated...even if your suggestion is to abandon all hope and buy and mod a new xbox. I have been working on this for over 3 months now and I seem to have hit a brick wall: (