This seems to be a growing occurrence with some Xbox users, and what looks to be mostly associated with the Xbox One, Xbox One X/S consoles more than anything. Users are coming back to their system since their last use to play a game and faced with an error instead. An error that might lead to another error as well.
One of the most common has been “Please insert the disc” even though the disc in the console. Sometimes ejecting it and sliding it right back in is all it takes. However, sometimes the user is instead met with the same error or a new error that, this time, states “Looks like you need to renew Xbox Game Pass” (even if they’ve never once subscribed to it). Sometimes, the console simply drops off the face of the Earth as it can’t connect to the network (or no longer viewable on the network if the user is trying to stream to a Windows 10 system).
There has been no official fix for those experiencing this just yet, nor any statements targeting these occurrences. However, the fix is typically pretty easy, albeit, it might just happen again the next time you turn your console on.
- Check the desk before anything. Sometimes, the disk really is scratched, scuffed, or simply has some pesky fingerprints on it that might actually cause some trouble. If you can clear the desk off, try again. Sometimes the simple act of ejecting the disk and sliding it back in helps (as mentioned before).
- Reboot the system. This typically gets you around any or all of these troubles and sends you right back into your game.
- If these problems continue, many have said that disabling the sleep mode so that the console turns completely off when you’re done each time. Of course, now you have to wait for it to fully boot every time you want to use it (and background updates will no longer occur).
It may not be the ultimate fix since it doesn’t include a patch that simply makes all of this go away, but it is something that will at least get you back into your game when it happens. Hopefully, if this really is becoming a widespread thing, Microsoft will find a way to patch it officially .