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I have noticed in the last few days that my 360 will sometimes just stay at the white startup screen.

First, connect up a USB flash drive to your computer and make sure it has enough free space on it.

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Attempt to install the game once you boot the console back up, but make sure you're not connected to your Internet provider.

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Copy to a USB flash drive If you cannot connect your Xbox 360 console to the Internet, you can copy the console update from your computer to a USB flash drive and then install it on the console.

Note: The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system.

Inserting a disc and installing it should be an easy task, but things have gone awry for some users.

Some of IGN's readers have noted that game installs seem to sputter out around the 97% mark, stalling out indefinitely.

A possible work-around would be to attempt to update your console at a more optimal performance time, such as early in the morning (2AM - 10AM), as you are more likely to encounter a receptive updating time with people at school or work.