Xbox is a gaming brand that was launched in 2001 by Microsoft. It has four generations of gaming consoles, Xbox X and S being the latest which were launched in 2020. It has gained popularity over the years among users from all over the world. Regardless of which it is enclosed with several bugs and errors. One of the errors in Xbox X series is the ‘error code E305’. 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
Xbox X is a video gaming console launched alongside Xbox S in November 2020. This is the fourth generation of the gaming console under Xbox. The Xbox Series X and Series S are part of the ninth generation of video game consoles.
The Xbox Series X has higher-end hardware, and supports higher display resolutions (up to 8K resolution) along with higher frame rates and real-time ray tracing; it also has a high-speed solid-state drive to reduce loading times.
What is the error code E305 in Xbox X series?
When some Xbox X users try to boot up the console, they get the System Error E305 message. Some of the affected console owners claim that the issue occurs only occasionally, while others claim that it occurs every time the console is turned on.
A number of reasons cause this error like a corrupted temporary file, a corrupted OS file, or a simple hardware issue.
How to fix error code E305 in Xbox X series?
Though this a system error, we have some methods which could help you fix the error.
Method 1 Conduct a Power Cycle
Ensure that your console is fully turned on (not in hibernation mode).
Next, press and hold the Xbox button on your console – Keep it pressed for about 10 seconds, or until you see the front LED stop flashing.
After your console is fully turned off, wait for a full minute before attempting to turn it back on. It is recommended that you also physically disconnect the power cable from the power outlet to ensure that the power capacitor is completely drained.
Connect the power cable once again and start your console conventionally to see if the system error e305 is fixed.
Method 2 Perform an Offline Update
Here is some step by step instructions on how to perform an offline update:
First things first, you need to prepare the flash drive for the operation. Insert the USB drive in a PC and ensure that is formatted to NTFS.
Once you have correctly configured your flash drive, visit the Xbox Support website and download the latest version of the Xbox X console’s OS.
Wait until the download is complete, then use a qualified utility to extract the contents of the archive on the flash drive that you previously prepared.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that you paste the OS files inside the $SystemUpdate folder (in the root folder of the flash drive)
Safely remove the flash drive from your PC and plug it into your console after ensuring that is powered off.
Next, press and hold the Bind and Eject button at the same time.
Then short press the Xbox button on the console.
Next, listen for the 2 power-up tones, and when you finally hear the second one, release the Bind and Eject buttons. After you do this, your console will enter the Xbox X Startup Troubleshooter.
Once the menu Troubleshoot menu finally comes up, select the Offline system update menu, and press X to access it.
Once the operation is complete, your console will restart automatically and boot conventionally
These 2 methods should fix the error, if not, contact local Xbox support for assistance.
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