As Fortified Brad said, there is a difference between corrupt and unreadable.
I just bought skyrim on the xbox no disc . And when I try to reload my save from long ago and it says my disc is scratched, when I don't even have the disk in my xbox. Can someone help
The only thing I can add is what happened to me quite some time back. I tried to load a very old save and got an error message saying that the save was incompatible with this version of Skyrim. That was after the updates. You might be trying to load an old save and the fact that you have a download game may be part of the confusion. I would ask the folks at X-box for some help on that. If you have a PC (laptop) you can get a live chat with them. They're very good. I don't see how you can get a disc unreadable error from a file that is installed on your HDD. Try downloading the game again. I've had to do that before after transferring with a fire wire to my new X-box. System files went okay but 2 games didn't come across at all. Had to get them from download history.
So in a nutshell. Your old save may not be useable at all. (depending on how old it really is. i.e. Before last update?)
OR you may not have a good download game, and you can always get it again. (I recommend doing this as it is very easy and would eliminate the game file question)
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