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What is wrong with my GTAIV+expansion, and how do I fix it?

bruinbruin Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I downloaded The Lost and Damned on its release day. All's going well for a few days, then a couple hours into a session it froze. I didn't freak; this happens every once in a while on my 360, I had just saved, and I was about to stop playing anyway. Then the next time I power up it works for a while, then the first time I go to save I get a disc read error as the save screen is loading. Tonight I give 'er another shot and I get two disc read errors on the game's initial load. At this point I think to boil the disc. It was hardly damaged or dirty at all, but neither was my Halo disc that also got a DRE in the same spot and boiling fixed that. But nope, I boiled it and it still DREs on the initial load.

So... what's wrong here, and what can I do about it?

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    winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    sounds kinda strange.
    then a couple hours into a session it froze. I didn't freak; this happens every once in a while on my 360

    I wonder if it is the downloaded game content itself which is the problem, or perhaps it is the system itself...? It sounds like the early signs of a dying Xbox.

    Best to check the regular GTA4 game and your other games, play them, try saving and see what happens. Make sure it is the expansion game. I'm sure there are call service hotlines to microsoft or rockstar from whichever country you're in.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah, I've had a couple 360s poop out on me and this definitely has me nervous.

    I have loaded and saved a couple other games since and they've worked perfectly fine.

    What sucks is the way GTAIV works, you pop the disc in and it loads your most recent save (in this case, one from the expansion) automatically. There's no way to load a different save until you've loaded initially, so I ,have no way of playing GTAIV proper.

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    ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    bruin wrote: »
    Yeah, I've had a couple 360s poop out on me and this definitely has me nervous.

    I have loaded and saved a couple other games since and they've worked perfectly fine.

    What sucks is the way GTAIV works, you pop the disc in and it loads your most recent save (in this case, one from the expansion) automatically. There's no way to load a different save until you've loaded initially, so I ,have no way of playing GTAIV proper.

    Have you tried installing GTA4 onto the hard drive?

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I hadn't even thought of it. It's worth a shot. I only have a 20gb though and it's like 3/4 full

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    If you delete TLAD from your hard drive you should be able to load up IV and save. Then redownload TLAD and you'll be able to start a new game or whatever.

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