Several Months ago, I had a hard drive failure on my Xbox 360 and lost my account. I lost a lot of progress, especially on ACFA, which worked fine at that point. I have acquired a hard drive, but I played off of a 256m memory stick for a while.
I played a new game from start to finish, to the first ending. No store parts unlocked. Particular items unlocked in missions, such as the 051ANNR, appeared in store, but nothing else that I didn't start with. No items unlocked after chapters. I have no parts "stored".
This problem persisted even after I got a hard drive. I have created several pilots, but no change. My disk has suffered no trauma and runs the game perfectly otherwise.
I also started up AC4, and experienced the same problem, with the same parameters.
Does anyone have a solution or any thoughts at all as to how to fix this? I want a favorite game back. All help appreciated