Microsoft’s Xbox One is one of the popular gaming consoles after PlayStation consoles across the world. Whereas the next-gen Xbox Series S and Series X will surely gonna uplift console gaming to the next level. Meanwhile, some of the Xbox One users are getting the error code E305 whenever they trying to boot up the console. If you’re also one of them, check out the troubleshooting guide below to resolve the issue.
Now, according to the affected users, the particular error is occurring randomly in every startup which is very annoying for everyone. Whereas some of the affected users are saying that they’re encountering the error code very few times. Now, it seems that there may be a couple of reasons behind this particular issue which we’ve mentioned below:
- Temporary cache issue of the console which can be easily fixed by performing the power cycle.
- Outdated console firmware.
- Hardware issue.
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How to Fix Xbox One Error Code E305
Now, without wasting further time, let’s get started.
1. Power Cycle Console
- make sure that your console is turned on.
- Press and hold the console power button for at least 10 seconds.
- Once your console is fully turned off, unplug the console power cable from the power source.
- Wait for a minute or so and then plug back in the cable.
- Now, restart your console and try checking the error.
2. Reset your Console
- Turn off your console > Unplug the power cable of the console from the power source.
- Wait for a minute or so to plug back in.
- Press and hold the Pair + Eject button on the console at the same time > Then quickly short press the Xbox button. (Xbox One S all-digital console users can long-press the Pair button and short press the Xbox button)
- Keep holding the respective buttons until you hear (15 seconds).
- Your console should restart automatically in the Xbox Startup Troubleshooter.
- Here you’ll find Reset this Xbox option > Select it and confirm to get started.
- Next, you’ll get an option to either keep apps and games or wipe out everything. That depends on you. However, we’ll recommend you to reset the console.
3. Perform an Offline Update
- Create a USB flash drive of 8GB storage that should be in the NTFS file system. In order to do this, insert a USB flash drive to the computer and format it quickly.
- Once done, go to the Xbox Support website and download the latest Xbox One console OS.
- Extract the archive file on your PC > Move the extracted OS files to the $SystemUpdate folder. (Important)
- Now, safely remove the USB flash drive from the PC and plug it into the console after powering it off.
- Then press & hold the Bind and Eject button at the same time > Quickly press the Xbox button.
- Once two beep sounds appear, release the Bind and Eject buttons > Now, the Xbox One Startup Troubleshooter will appear.
- Select Offline system update > Press X to access it.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Once done, restart your console.
Furthermore, you can contact the Xbox Support Team for the service request if under warranty period. Till then stay tuned for more info. Feel free to ask in the comment below.