The Xbox Dashboard always appears on console startup

Overview

When you turn on your Xbox 360 console, the Xbox Dashboard appears. This issue occurs even if the console startup option is set to Disc or Windows Media Center.

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Workaround 1: To play a disc

To work around this issue, use the Xbox Dashboard to play a disc. To do this, go to My Xbox, and then select the disc.

Workaround 2: To start Windows Media Center

To work around this problem, use the Xbox Dashboard to start Windows Media Center. To do this, go to My Xbox and select Windows Media Center.

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