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    Warning: Don’t unplug your Xbox 360 Hard drive

    Yes, even a bit of Spring cleaning with the best intentions and utmost care can cause you grief... as detailed in this HEXUS.gaming Headline.
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    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    Erk. Non-self-parking hard drive? Surely not.

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    Put it this way... being well aware that I'm handling sensitive equipment I powered the XBox 360 down normally, THEN unplugged it AFTER turning off at wall socket...
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    Oh I know you did everything right, was just wondering if the hard drive had for some reason failed to park. (but if that was the case moving any of the xbox when it was off would be a pain, so highly unlikely).

    The xbox shouldn't even have known you even unplugged it, as it wasn't on at any stage in the process - or I'd suggest it did something like try to overright the first sector of the hard disk on reconnect.

    Is this some clever anti-piracy MS aren't telling us about?

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    Very Mission Impossible-ish

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    It seems odd that just my profile should be corrupted, but it's the absolute pain of not being able to get a password back that's worse!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dareos View Post
    "OH OOOOHH oOOHHHHHHHOOHHHHHHH FILL ME WITH YOUR.... eeww not the stuff from the lab"

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    so the moral of the story is to just let the spaghetti boil over? Fair 'nuf

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    The Passport server seem to be very slow at sending emails, but two days is excessive. I validated a passport account for use with MSN and it took a good few hours for the confirmation email with activation link to appear. Normally you would expect this within seconds.

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    UPDATE:

    Just been through the whole 'reset password' process WITH XBox LIVE support staff on the line.. If I don't get a mail in the next two days my account will have to be re-done... and that doesn't mean I have to get the account reset, they can't do it...I have to open up a completely new account.

    This means I lose all my achievements, all my games history, friends list and even the 1600 credits I have... great, huh?
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