Why Won't the Xbox Backup Creator Copy My XBox 360 Game?

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Why Won't the Xbox Backup Creator Copy My XBox 360 Game?
Burn your Xbox 360 game onto a DVD-DL. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from Fotolia.com)

The Xbox 360 Backup Creator, a free disc burning software, typically burns any Xbox 360 game to a DVD. Common problems with backup creators include using a CD instead of a DVD, a lack of memory or trying to download a game with strict copyright protection. Though most games will burn successfully, some games have encoding that makes a burnt copy impossible to play. If you are facing backup problems, follow the steps below.

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  1. 1

    Restart your computer. Press the start menu and scroll to "Shut Down." Press the button that reads "Restart" and allow your computer to restart.

  2. 2

    Free up computer memory. Burning discs can take a lot of RAM and may fail if your computer does not have enough memory. Quit any programs you are using. Clear space by emptying the "Trash" (right-click on the "Trash" icon and scroll to "Empty Trash").

  3. 3

    Uninstall the Backup Creator program. Click on the "Start" menu and scroll to "Add or Remove Program." Select the "Currently Installed Programs" option. Locate Backup Creator in the window and click on it. Click "Remove" then click "Yes."

  4. 4

    Re-install Backup Creator. Locate and download the program from the Internet or insert a CD that contains the program. Follow the installation instructions.

  5. 5

    Double-click on the Backup Creator program to launch it from wherever it is saved.

  6. 6

    Press the "Eject" button underneath the disc tray. Insert the Xbox 360 game you wish to backup. Press the "Eject" button again or gently push the disc tray towards the computer tower to close the tray.

  7. 7

    Click the "Copy" menu on the Backup program and scroll to "Copy DVD to .ISO." Enter a name in the "Name" box and click "OK." Allow the disc to copy completely. Press the "Eject" button and remove the disc.

  8. 8

    Insert a blank DVD-R or DVD-DL into the disc tray. A DVD-DL has more space than a DVD-R and is only necessary for very large games. If you are not sure of the size of your game, err on the side of caution and use a DVD-DL. Close the tray.

  9. 9

    Click "Burn" on the Backup program's menu and scroll to "Burn .ISO to DVD." Click on the file you copied to your computer. Click the drop-down menu under "Disc Burn Speed" and select a value of 1, 2 or 4. The lower the speed, the less chance of error. However, lower speeds will take a much longer time to burn. Press "OK."

Tips and warnings

  • Distributing burnt copies of Xbox 360 games is illegal in most areas. Burnt copies should only be used as a backup, in the case of your original game failing.

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