Here this is what I posted back then in regards to saving COD2. If you want to read all posts on this topic go to page 15 under topic name " Just Experience COD2 Issues"
QUOTE(Vinestrike77 @ Dec 27 2005, 12:41 PM)
Just for you guys I went ahead and posted on another topic back on 12/21 how I been saving my games with COD2. I just beat the whole campaign over the weekend and have had no issues with me saving.
So here is my post back on 12/21 regarding saving CoD2:
In regards to saving I myself have been reading all the problems with saving so I've been very careful on how I save.
First - I insert the game into the 360 before turning it on. I noticed that it takes a lot longer to get your saved game in the main menu when you go to the x-box dashboard then directly going into the game itself.
Second - I make sure that my Gamertag gets connected online
Third - I make sure that I go into "resume mission". Sometimes this option does not appear it only shows "single player" and "multi player" so I wait till the "resume mission" icon shows up. If it takes too long then I go into multiple player so that it can register my gamertag since the 360 assumes that I'll be going online, then I go back to the main screen and the "resume mission" icon appears. This I've done about four times and it has work all 8 times.
Fourth - The way I save the game is simply by hitting "save and exit" I do not save after every mission, I only save while I'm on a mission and plan on taking a break so I "save and exit". It works
Fifth - The other thing that I'm avoiding is not letting no one else (e.g. younger brother ) play the game as another profile or anything like that to ensure that it does not overide my previous save game.
So far I'm half way in the American Capings and have had no issues, the only issue is that sometimes in the main menu it does not have the "resume mission" icon so I do step 3 (above).
Hope this helps,