Let’s say your 360′s starting to get slow. You’re starting to notice strange glitches in your games. Video is experiencing slowdown where there should be none, load times are through the roof, and generally, your system’s just not co-operating with you in any way, shape or form.
Alternatively, maybe a game update has all but bricked things. Chances are, though, that your system might be sluggish and unresponsive due to corruption- perhaps a game update didn’t download properly, or just degraded over time.
Either way, you’ll want to clear your cache. What this means is that you’ll be deleting any game updates and temporary data on your system. Your user profiles, preferences, and save games are all safe- you’re getting rid of stuff that isn’t necessarily tied to any one user account.
How to do it
1. On the Xbox Dashboard, navigate over to the “settings” heading. Highlight “System” and press the A button.
2. Navigate down to “Storage” and press “A.”
3. From here, highlight your device’s primary hard drive. Press the Y button for “device options.”
4. You’ll be brought to a menu with four options: Rename, Format, Clear System Cache,and Transfer Content. Select Clear System Cache, Press “A” and confirm that you want to clear the cache.
5. That’s it! You’re done! Hopefully that solved things for you!
If clearing the cache doesn’t seem to help, you may need to look at other possible causes. Either your disc is damaged, your disc drive’s borked, or, in the worst case scenario, something’s dying in your console and you’re a few game sessions away from a red ring. As a last-ditch effort, you might want to try formatting your hard drive, to see if that fixes the problem. Note that this will delete everything on your console (though cloud saved games will still be safe), so be sure you’re going the right route if you choose this option.
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