Microsoft has refused to reveal the cause behind a fresh wave of disc problems affecting Halo 3. The company told Register Hardware that it's aware of a problem which stops the game from loading correctly, but refused to give any further explanation.
Exact descriptions of the disc error differ between gamers, but all of the them who've encountered the issue report being presented with a message that says the disc is unreadable and can't be loaded.
For example, one reader told us that when trying to start a campaign or solo game, an error message appears on the screen saying the game can't be started. It then advises him to press button A on the control pad. However, a second error message states more specifically that game content can't be loaded and a progress bar hops continuously between one and 29 per cent.