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The Xbox One beta program is causing drive issues?

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Back on the 27th of November I posted an article showing how to fix the problem with Xbox One not loading game discs. In essence you needed to turn it off and on again.  Then earlier in February Geoff posted a fix to the Xbox One black screen of death.

And yes the fix was again that you had to turn it off and on again.. come on guys the Xbox One is windows based how was this not your first attempt at a fix?

Those two articles brought in over 35 000 hits which we found to be hilarious as the remedy was the most basic Microsoft fix that has existed for the last 2 decades.

But now there is a new problem with the Xbox One, well the ones in the beta program, where the console appears to lose track of its disc drive and half way through a game it will stop and ask you to put your game disc in. Or it won’t see the disc at all in the beginning.

Now there are a few fixes to this and this one from Dualshockers appears to be the most complicated

“arkja1 posted the following workaround for when this issue is encountered, and NJDevils rock13 forwarded it to investigate: “I have a temporary solution for the disc drive issue. Leave the current disc in the console after the console grabs the original disc back in. Wait 30 seconds, the disc drive will wake up and read the current disc once it does, swap out the discs. Works 100% of the time.”

“When trying to play a game, or while in the middle of playing a game, the game is stopped and an error is shown asking “Do you own this game or app? If you have a game disc, insert it now. If there is no disc, make sure you are signed in to Xbox Live. If you do not have the rights to play this, you will need to buy it at the Xbox Store (0x87de07d1)

ActionHank77 commented that signing out of his profile, then changing games, then signing back in worked for him”

However if you started losing track there don’t worry as there is another fix that apparently works 100% of the time.

“Turn it off and on again…”

You Don't Say?

Yes a full power cycle, hold the button down for 5 seconds or pull the plug from the wall, fixes all the problems all the time.

Now thanks for the hit but please if this article helped you remember for all future problems just restart the stupid thing and then you should be good to go.

Oh and for all those beta people complaining about this, please go read up what a beta is about. You can unregister from the beta program by going to My Games and Apps on the dashboard, selecting Apps, select Xbox One Registration and click Unregister.

Last Updated: March 31, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 31, 2014 at 10:42

    That’s the 2nd most basic Windows-based solution. The 1st is hitting it, because we’re still basically cavemen.


  2. El Capitan del Blade

    March 31, 2014 at 10:44

    Finally Consoles have come far enough for a “hard reset” to fix all problems!


  3. Rince

    March 31, 2014 at 10:46

    • Marc

      March 31, 2014 at 11:02

      LOVED the IT Crowd!


      • Rince

        March 31, 2014 at 11:03

        So sad it finished. Was one of my favourite shows!


  4. oVg deprived

    March 31, 2014 at 10:48

    NEXT GEN BWahahahahahahahahaha!


    • Rince

      March 31, 2014 at 10:57

      I know hey! LOL


  5. Umar hearts Grandia

    March 31, 2014 at 10:52

    The Xbox One needs to run some extension of Windows XP. The console will have no further problems for the duration of it’s life


    • oVg deprived

      March 31, 2014 at 10:52

      It needs to play games like the PS2 did. Sorted.


      • Umar hearts Grandia

        March 31, 2014 at 10:55

        The Xbox One just needs to not suck. But I guess that’s far beyond it’s capabilities.


        • oVg deprived

          March 31, 2014 at 11:06

          If it was $199 for the console then hey, no worries if its going to have teething problems. But when you are paying GOOD mOOOOOla for TOP of the Line, state of the art Tech, then this shit is inexcusable.

          But hey, we are gamers. We normally supply the lube. Us gamers made it less about the games, from pompous REVIEWS, game politics, Fan Boy Wars, SOCIAL this SOCIAL that…

          Gaming lost its fundamental foundation in the 7th gen thanks to the internet wanting to OWN you and your data.



          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 31, 2014 at 11:10

            I love this video bro

            It’s our fault

          • oVg deprived

            March 31, 2014 at 11:20

            Hear hear. We do not grow out of gaming. Yet I feel like I am.

            But it is actually the internet giving every Joe Blogs a Soup box to stand on that is ruining gaming. Including myself. We look into it too much.

            If I was the Majority of gamers who just go to the game shop at the end of the month to treat themselves to a game (like back in the day before internet) and judged a game by the blurb on the back of the box. Then I would enjoy the game for what it is. Even if it was Aliens or COD.

            We have become so ELITIST that the next gen consoles are a perfect example of how elitist and Privileged we have become.

            We need to take two steps back and enjoy the games and get off of our thrones.

            Reviews do not work. Not even film reviews work and they only do a 5 star rating.

            Cheers for this link. Every gamer needs to watch it.

          • Rince

            March 31, 2014 at 11:22

            SOAP* 😉

          • oVg deprived

            March 31, 2014 at 11:23

            Soup if you are homeless 😛

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 31, 2014 at 11:27

            Exactly that…But I mean with games breaking millions in sales in a few weeks, it’s becoming harder for anything new to even be a viable choice to develop. I played a lot of shit game in my life that I just picked up because the box looked ultra cool lol but hey, that’s how it should be also, just play the games. But everyone has an opinion and there are all these pointless wars going. Just enjoy the damn game,regardless of platform. It’s like…Gaming these days are about anything BUT gaming lol

          • oVg deprived

            March 31, 2014 at 11:35

            Tell me about it. I picked up REMEMBER ME for R199 and I am disgusted with the internet community for bombing it.

            Its fucking amaze balls. Some little studio in PARIS made a more immersive experience than GTAV. I almost rated the art direction higher than Blade Runner. Almost.

            KUDOS to CAPCOM for picking the game up. Hell they even had a female protag against the backers opinion.

            Those studios will never be seen again thanks to the $$$$$$$ Generic Generation.

          • Umar hearts Grandia

            March 31, 2014 at 11:50

            How sad…That is why we can’t have nice things hey. Sure the game is flawed. But would much rather have that game over most of the sequel trash we see now. Ahh but alas hey…..

            I was showing Rince this game

            There are still tons of great stuff out there. So sir, don’t lose hope lolz

          • Rince

            March 31, 2014 at 11:25

            Good Monday? 0-O

  6. Hammersteyn

    March 31, 2014 at 11:00

    Archer being the master race and Woodhouse being the console


  7. Marc

    March 31, 2014 at 11:09

    In somewhat related news… I am joining the master race today! Picking up my new baby this afternoon… Too much excitement!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      March 31, 2014 at 11:11

      Sweet! We’ll have to teach you the secret handshake & how to look down on the less fortunate. 😉


  8. Kromas

    March 31, 2014 at 11:52

    Well Well Well!


  9. d0x360

    March 31, 2014 at 18:44

    I wonder what they changed in the drivers for this beta update that is causing the issue. Chances are there was a bug in certain bluray drive models that can be fixed via software but that same fix is causing issues in the other model drives. Microsoft has been troubleshooting driver issues for over 20 years they will get it sorted.


  10. Timothy Collins

    March 31, 2014 at 19:57

    So… a beta is not perfect and may contain bugs? You don’t say… A “Beta” acting like a “Beta”.


  11. Minecraft Greek

    March 31, 2014 at 21:49

    Beta testing it to help find bugs so they can be fixed. Why are we surprised? Why is this news?


  12. Claire Danes

    April 2, 2014 at 06:15

    Its crucial for every organization to choose best sales program. An effective sales program has ability to elicit positive response from its costumers.


  13. chris

    April 3, 2014 at 10:18

    Conversewolf42 can someone invite me to the beta program
    from thier friends list please that’s my gamertag


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