game freezes when you press start menu in campaign

Currently i have had the game for one day and have had to unistall on four occassions already, as the game freezes each time i press the menu button during campaign mode. This has happened during the first 3 campaigns in Halo CE and once during Halo 2. It gives me the option to click A to resume, but nothing happens. This is infuriating because it means i have to come out of the game and unistall from my hard drive in order to reset the game. Taking out the game disc has no impact. Help!!