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If I have a virus on my external HDD, will formating it on the Xbox 360 fix it?

#1Unsugarized_FooPosted 3/20/2014 4:20:39 PM(edited)
Im just kinda staring at it while it whispers 'plug me know you want to', but I dont want to! But yet, I have to.
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#2thatauthorPosted 3/20/2014 4:55:03 PM
that sounds like it would work, but I've never tried it.
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#3MasterDonGeroPosted 3/20/2014 5:06:36 PM
Yes. Please, do it for my possible entertainment.
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#4SilentHawk29Posted 3/20/2014 5:12:10 PM
You could also do it on your computer if you boot into Linux.
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#5popping4itPosted 3/20/2014 5:47:05 PM
yes it will. unless its so sophisticated that it wrote itself into the buffer on the flash memory of the firmware but the likelihood is close to 0% since firmware has to be written specific to the device and its much more likely that the firmware would corrupt.
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#6PsythikPosted 3/20/2014 6:10:17 PM
I once had a virus that rewrote the firmware on my CD-ROM drive. It would eject randomly for no reason, even after reinstalling Windows. S*** was pretty funny.
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