Xbox is a gaming brand which is developed and owned by Microsoft and was launched in the year 2001. It has four generations of gaming consoles, Xbox X/S being the latest launch. Despite its popularity among users, it is enclosed with many errors and bugs. One of the errors in the latest Xbox X series is the ‘error code E203’. If you are wondering what this error is and how you could fix it, we have it all covered in this blog.
Xbox X Series
The Xbox Series X is a home video game console developed by Microsoft. It was released on November 10, 2020, as the fourth generation of the Xbox console family, succeeding the Xbox One family.
The console form of the Xbox Series X is designed to be unobtrusive and minimalistic. Only the main power button and an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive are visible from the front.
What is error code E203 in Xbox X series?
When you see a system error E203 (in some cases error E203 0000080F 80073CF6), it means that a software update did not install successfully. This might indicate that the updating process faced some issues and the update could not completely install itself on your Xbox X.
This is a minimal issue and users most frequently face it. Moreover, this error persists from the user’s end and very rarely from the server’s end.
How to fix error code E203 in Xbox X series?
We have mentioned a few steps which will help you fix the error at your end.
Method 1 Reset the Console
This will help restore the Xbox X to its factory settings.
Remove the plug of the Xbox console and again plug it back in after one minute.
Now simultaneously press the bind, eject, and Xbox Button on the console.
But the gamer will lose all the saved games, settings, etc., If the game progression has not been synced to the cloud, the gamer will lose all the data.
Method 2 Update the Xbox X Offline
Some users have also reported that updating their Xbox X consoles offline with a USB stick containing Offline System Update files for the Xbox X fixed error E203.
Insert an empty five GB USB drive (formatted as NTFS) into the USB slot on a laptop or desktop.
Download the OSU1 ZIP file for the Xbox One.
Open the File Explorer with its Windows key + E hotkey.
Then open the OSU1 ZIP file.
In Windows 10, users can then click the Extract all button to extract the ZIP.
Click Browse and select a folder (on the desktop or laptop hard drive) to extract OSU1 ZIP to.
Select the Extract option.
Open the extracted OSU1 folder in File Explorer.
Select the $SystemUpdate file, and press the Copy to File Explorer button.
Click Choose location on the menu
Then select to copy the $SystemUpdate to the USB drive, and press the Copy button.
Hold the Bind and Eject buttons and press the Xbox button to open the Xbox Start-up Troubleshooter with the console off.
Insert the USB drive that includes the OSU1 file into a USB slot on the Xbox One.
Press the A button to select the Offline system update option.
Thereafter, the console will restart after updating.
These 2 methods should help you fix the error, if not, contact the local Xbox support.
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