went and bought the 3 month sub card for xbox live, cause my sub ran out today, so i go to use it and it goes to update profile and well it's unavailable at this time. so no i can't play xbox 360 games unless i wanna start a new offline game, and i'm like **** that, i don't work tomorrow so i am gonna keep inputting my gamertag and email until it works. i got 1 liter left of my code red to keep me, once that is gone, it's game time whether the xbox is working or not, someone is gonna get hurt. (probably me)
fixed the problem:
disconnect ethernet cable going from xbox to router and plug it directly to the cable modem. worked almost instantaneously. i feel all geeky now cause i fixed it without having to contact xbox's 1800 number.