Xbox One stuck on the green screen? Don’t worry! This issue can be easily fixed by following a few troubleshooting steps. It is a commonly reported issue by Xbox One users that interrupts your gaming experience.
Some of the most common reasons why you may encounter this hindrance on Windows 10 include:
- Corrupt hard disk.
- System update process failure.
- The communication gap between the server and Xbox console.
Windows 10: How to Fix the Xbox One Stuck on Green Screen of Death
Here are a few solutions that you can try for fixing the Green Screen of Death issue on the Xbox One console.
#1: Hard Reset the Console
Starting our step-by-step guide with the simplest hack. Hard Reset probably works as the best workaround to fix common errors and technical glitches, even on our smartphones. So, we will try to hard reset the Xbox One console to check whether it fixes the issue. Here’s what you need to do.
Press and hold the power button placed on your console for about 10 seconds.
Wait for a while until the system reboots. After hard resetting the console if you’re still facing the green screen of death then move on to our next solution.
#2: Scan Your Hard Disk
Moving on to our next workaround, we will now be using disk recovery software to scan the hard disk.
Download the Advanced Disk Recovery tool for Windows to scan your entire disk drive thoroughly.
Launch the Advanced Disk Recovery tool on your Windows PC.
Select the “Hard Drive” option and then pick the respective drive that you need to perform a scan. Hit the “Start Scan now” button to begin.
Switch to the “Settings” tab if you need to make any customizations. Advanced Disk Recovery offers you two different types of scans, Quick Scan, and Deep Scan. You make the desired changes here in the settings tab and then press the “Save Settings” button when done.
After making all the above-changes, perform the set of steps the thoroughly scan all the disk drive partitions to make sure they are 100% error-free. Using the Advanced Disk Recovery software, you can perform in-depth scanning on all the disk drives and even recover lost data without any hassle.
Choose all the files and data that you need to recover to restore the hard drive in just a few simple steps. Exit all windows, reboot your Windows PC to check you’re still encountering the Xbox One stuck on the green screen of death issue.
#3 Format Hard Drive
If scanning and recovering the hard disk didn’t offer any luck, then as a last workaround we will try the most conventional troubleshooting viz format.
Open the File Explorer window on your device.
Right-click on the disk drive (Xbox), select “Format”.
Check on the “Quick Format” option and hit the “Start” button
Once the hard disk is successfully formatted, reboot your device to check if you’re still facing the Xbox error.
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#4 Update the Xbox Console (Offline)
Before you begin, make sure you have the following in handy:
- A USB flash drive to store the offline update. (Minimum 4 GB of storage space)
- Windows PC with stable Internet speed connectivity and active USB port.
Open any web browser and visit this link to download the OSU1 zip file that contains the Xbox One update software.
Unzip the file contents and then save the system update file on your Windows PC. Copy this file and move it to the USB flash drive so that you can plug it into the Xbox console.
Once the update file has been successfully copied to the flash drive, let’s proceed further.
Unplug the Xbox One console power cord from your device, turn everything off. Plug back the power cable after 30-40 seconds and power ON the console.
Press and hold the “BIND” button, (placed on the left-hand side of the Xbox One console) and the “EJECT” button (placed on top) for about 11-12 seconds.
As soon as you hear a chime, a power-up sound, release both the buttons.
You will now be re-directed to the Xbox advanced startup options for troubleshooting.
Now, connect the USB flash drive to your Windows PC. As soon as you’ll plug in the USB stick, you will see an “Offline System Update” option in the troubleshooting window. Tap on this option, follow the on-screen instructions to update the Xbox One console.
Reboot the Xbox One console to check if you’re still facing the Xbox One stuck on the green screen issue.
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Here were a few solutions that you can try for fixing the green screen of death issue on the Xbox One console. Do let us know which solution worked out the best for you!