Xbox freezes on start up after recent update

#1 Posted by Double0hFor (416 posts) -

So I get home from work, looking to watch Netflix, turn on Xbox, has a system update so I update. I decide to watch TV in the meantime, check back every so often to see progress, check it, Xbox is frozen on the start up loading screen. I restart my system and same thing happens. It does its logo fly by, then a white screen with a loading circle then my background picture from the theme I have pops in, circle still going but 5 seconds later, it freezes.

I've done this 3 times now, same result. Even have the disc tray empty. Has this happened to anyone else?

#2 Posted by fallen_rock2 (50 posts) -

Solution seems to be unplugging your network cable. Freeze occurs when you try to sign into your live account.

#3 Posted by natedumont (2 posts) -

same thing happens to mine just started today when i turned my xbox on freezes at the same part the loading circle stops spinning and freezes

#4 Edited by hartleydacron (3 posts) -

last post same as me... i took my hdd off n it works so its the update for the dashboard... is wut i was told

#5 Posted by Double0hFor (416 posts) -

@fallen_rock2: My xbox its connected through wireless though

#6 Posted by IIGrayFoxII (335 posts) -

Have you tried booting up without being connected to Xbox Live? I had a similar issue and was unable to load the home screen. Unplugged my Xbox from the network and it booted normally. Haven't had the issue since.

#7 Posted by fallen_rock2 (50 posts) -

@Double0hFor: Change your wireless password or try to jam it with tinfoil?

#8 Posted by Crustynick (2 posts) -

i also have this problem it will freeze when loading my backround when my wireless adapter is plugged in but when i unplug it, it loads perfectly fine for offline...

#9 Posted by autumncode (2 posts) -

any fix for this yet? mine keeps freezing after i try to sign in or try to play a game without signing in

#10 Posted by babyonemorenotch (2 posts) -

i found that if you want to play a game, like myself, i wanted to play halo 4 but having the same problems signing in before i could even get to the main screen. Simply just launch the game once the xbox loads to the sign in screen (unless you have automatic sign in...then you might be screwed), launch the game, and then choose your gamer profile. I haven’t had any problems with the game so far, but i dont wanna try going to the dashboard yet to fuck it up.

#11 Posted by psylah (2273 posts) -

@fallen_rock2 said:

@Double0hFor: Change your wireless password or try to jam it with tinfoil?

Or just unplug the wireless router, or disconnect the wifi adapter on your 360 if you have one.

#12 Posted by hartleydacron (3 posts) -

i have no problem booting up my xbox however thats without the hdd, with the hdd it freezes when i try to sign into xbox live... anyone else havein the same problem????(want to play online but cant cuz i cant sign into live as its on my hdd)

#13 Posted by kgb0515 (427 posts) -

I haven't noticed this, but I have had both Blops 2 and Modern Warfare 3 freeze on me since I updated. Only during online matches though, and the only way to shut down then is unplugging the console from the power source. Single player doesn't seem to give me any problems though, and the thing boots up fine afterward.

#14 Posted by xJustLoseYourself (2 posts) -

*note: xbox must be off before step one*

Step 1 : disconnect from internet

Step 2: turn on xbox

Step 3 : insert game

Step 4: start game

Step 5 : reconnect to internet

step 6: sign in

step 7: kick ass online

#15 Posted by DarthOrange (4131 posts) -

Five people made an account just to discuss this problem on the forums? It must be serious then.

#16 Posted by mcmax3000 (323 posts) -

In case anybody hasn't tried it since, but was having the problem yesterday, it was a known issue that Xbox Support says they have fixed.

#17 Posted by huntad (2112 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

Five people made an account just to discuss this problem on the forums? It must be serious then.

Yeah it's starting to seem like a real forum now. I wish this happened more often.

#18 Edited by dReTat2 (2 posts) -

I am still having freeze issues on startup. But just with my Xbox at home, my Xbox at work is fine and plays online no prob, then I come home and it freezes on the Xbox logo screen. I've tried using my work HDD, no different, no network, nada, no disc in, zip! I even tried a different power brick... Anyone know if this Xbox is salvageable? Or should I take it to the back forty and shotgun it?

#19 Edited by OurSin_360 (1322 posts) -

Did you ever talk to microsoft? Def sounds like a mechanical issue. Is it an original 360? Could be the dvd drive malfunctioning or it just overheating.

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