Can anyone explain why my clock menu on the screen is frozen ?? When I turn the xbox on, I first get the xbox logo then it switches to my clock menu and stays there. The clock is wrong and I can not change it no matter what I do. I can't move away from it either. Loading a disc doesn't change things. Is there a procedure to unlock this or at least get the xbox working with the wrong time ? Thanks for any help.
Sounds like a motherboard problem, I'd start by looking for bulging electrolytic capacitors in the power supply or mainboard, check the voltages out of the power supply, or you could send it out for service. I'm assuming it's long out of warranty.
Myself I'd maybe try leaving it unplugged for a few days, or possibly discharging the cmos or removing a watch battery if it has a CRC2032. Also try smashing the x button a million times as it boots up and maybe you can get past the clock before the loop occurs.
Sounds like your XBOX could also have been hacked/exploited at some point in time.
I found this info on the net..
Let it boot. Let your Xbox boot until it breaks out. Fonts will kick in a set the time. (Doesnt work for everyone)
Plug your Xbox into an active computer network. After a couple of boots, you should be out. (Doesn't work for everyone.)
Unplug Your DVD-Rom drive (I heard this works)
Put in a Audio CD (Also heard this works)
Unplug all controlers
If all else fails, then gain access to your Xbox HD, disable the fonts, set the time and then turn them back on again