The error message will appear as the following:
- Xbox error code E106 is associated with startup issues caused by a faulty reset process or incomplete OS updates.
- Update the console offline, power cycle the Xbox, or replace the hard drive to continue using the Xbox.
- Consult an expert if you do not have knowledge and experience dealing with Xbox hardware components, such as the hard drive.
Errors Associated With E106
However, the error can also appear differently, such as:
E106 00000000 80070570.
E106 00000002 8007045D.
E106 00000009 C0000102.
How To Fix Error E106?
Run Offline Update
Updating the console is extremely important as it can help fix different types of errors, including system error E106. We performed an offline update for this particular error, and it went away. Don’t worry; the process is pretty simple.
While testing the fixes, we discovered that resetting the Xbox is a viable fix. So, we performed a soft reset, and it worked. You should also first do a soft reset since it does not delete any games or data. In case it fails to solve the error, go with a hard reset.Important: Remember to create a backup of your console’s data before hard resetting because it will wipe out everything.
Replace Hard Drive
A corrupted hard drive is one of the primary reasons you may encounter system errors on your Xbox. Therefore, we scanned the hard drive using third-party software, like HD Tune, to see the root cause of the error.
If corrupted, you can repair it or replace the drive entirely.
Here is how you can scan the Xbox hard drive with HD Tune:
- Download and open HD Tune software on your PC.
- Plug out the hard drive from your console > Connect it to Xbox.
- Select the connected hard drive in the app > Press Start.
If the hard drive turns out to be at fault, you will need to buy a new one to resolve the Xbox system error E106.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may see the error E106 after installing system updates on your console. It occurs due to incomplete installation of the updates or faulty update files.
Power cycle the console, perform an offline update or repair your Xbox hard drive to fix the error.
A corrupt or faulty hard drive can give rise to the system and in-app errors on your Xbox.
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Arsalan Shakil (aka GuyThatDoesEverything on YouTube) is a PC Tech Enthusiast and Electronic Geek. With over 10+ years of experience in Electronics, he then decided to explore Software Engineering to design embedded products and automate existing hardware solutions.
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