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Halo: Reach Owners Reporting Disc Read Errors

It seems with any high profile game launch on the Xbox 360 comes some reports of hardware issues. Halo: Reach is one such major title, and now reports are flooding in of users unable to play the game due to getting dirty disc errors.

Users reporting the error tend to be running the older 20GB Xbox 360, though other models of the original console, including the Elites, don't seem to be immune.

Microsoft responded to the problem with no clear solution, but directed anyone experiencing the issue to contact customer support.

We are aware of a very small number of customers reporting that their copy of Halo: Reach is causing a "disc read" error. Those affected should contact Microsoft customer support at 1-800-4MY-XBOX for troubleshooting assistance.

(Source: Kotaku.)

  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    Xbox 360 20GB model owner here. I swapped my HDD out to a larger 120GB HDD. For one reason and a very good reason. Complete game install. I suppose the disc read error is happening to those who haven't installed the game on their 360 HDD. Installing the game serves three benefits :

    1)faster loading times
    2)Disc is only read at application startup(to verify you actually bought the game)
    3)Saves wear & tear on game disc(s) and dvd-rom drive

    I have yet to encounter this error message. But it doesn't mean I'm immune to it. Hopefully it wasn't a disc manufacturing blunder aka Halo 3 scratched disks. At least the halo 3 scratched disks problem was only cosmetic in nature.
  • Wow!! I remember when I had my old 360 (before i sent it in for a replacement after a RROD), I used to get disc read errors on halo 3 all the time. 360 has sure had some hardware problems in this generation, much worse than Ps3 and Wii I'm afraid...
    Geesh, what are these kids DOING with their Halo discs?
  • TheRockMonsi
    JOSHSKORNGeesh, what are these kids DOING with their Halo discs?
    Do you really want to know? I know I don't.
  • aaron92
    JOSHSKORNGeesh, what are these kids DOING with their Halo discs?Let's all jump to conclusions that it's automatically the consumer's fault.

  • nforce4max
    Hmmmm PC gamer here, hugs thy GTX 460.
  • eklipz330
    just in line with it's predecessor, the loose disk in the halo 3 collector's edition.

    like father like son
  • aaron92
    nforce4maxHmmmm PC gamer here, hugs thy GTX 460.I'm a pc gamer but I've always loved the Halo series, being a fanboy of anything is not a good thing.

    Consoles are fun too, and plus not everyone can afford a X58 system with a 200$+ gfx card.
  • thillntn
    I may buy this game, the graphics look good and I have a hdd to copy it onto. too bad the competition doesn't let you do that!!!I remember the original xbox having the SAME issue.
  • jrnyfan
    I'm a PC Gamer and I thought my money was better invested in a $600 Phenom II X4, Crossfire gaming system that also doubles as a computer than a $600 off the shelf computer and a $300+ console (including games, controllers etc) that is 4 years old graphically.

    oh and halo is boring.