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Ps3 40 GB upgraded to 160 GB but it won't work

When i turn it on it says the system software cannot be run correctly. press the PS button to try to restart the system. if the system cannot be resarted, you must reinstall the system software. i press the button it comes back on and the same screen pops up.

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  • Aullador Oct 22, 2008

    The same here, only with a 400gb HD...

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    Ditto

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You may want to try using a hard drive partitioning software (Paragon) to install a FAT32 partition on the HDD and insert it back into your system. I have read that some large capacity new drives are not recognized by the PS3.

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Yes very common problem with this harddrive..you must upgrade to a 60gbSATA

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PLEASE READ THE "SAFE MODE" INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PS NETWORK SUPPORT SITE BEFORE DOING THIS...

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Hello, I think I can help you. Sounds like some files are corrupted or an issue with the hard drive.
Please try a system restore(like windows) by following these steps.

1. Turn off PlayStation 3.
2. Hold the power button down until the system turns on and then off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press power until you hear 2 consecutive beeps .When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
7. Choose to 'Restore File System' and follow the process through.


If that doesn't work you can try some of the other options.

  1. 1)Restart SystemThis option boots your system as normal without changing any settings or files.

  2. 2)Restore Default Settings.Restores all default settings on the PS3 for networking, clock, video, etc. For a full list of the restored settings you can look under settings> system settings > restore defaults on your console. This should not eliminate your game saves or other saved content, including your user login.

  3. 3)Restore File SystemThis will rewrite the files the PS3 uses to boot. This feature will help if files have become corrupted and are not allowing the console to boot as normal. This should not erase any of your saved data or settings.

  4. 4)Rebuild DatabaseThis can be a usefull feature if you have lost files on your system for no apparent reason. Try using this feature to see if it can restore those files. This will also rewrite corrupted files within the database, potentially eliminating future issues. This feature should not erase any of your saved data or settings.

  5. 5)RESTORE PS3 SYSTEMThis will restore your system to original including, formatting and erasing all of the data on the HD and returnig all system settings to default. This will not take your system back to a previous Firmware release. Use this option as a last resort, unless you have nothing on the console that you want or you want to erase everything on the console, do not use this option.

  6. 6)System UpdateThis will allow the user to update their console with new firmware via a Flash drive or other portable media. This will not allow you to update via an internet connection. This can usefull if your system has become corrupted to the point you can not boot. You will need a portable media device with the correct firmware and in the correct file structure to complete the upgrade. For further information on using portable media to upgrade your system please see our section on upgrading your Firmware.

  7. I hope this helps :D

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Turn off Playstation®3.
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.

3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps

4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.

5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button

6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

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How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu


1. Turn off Playstation®3.

2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.

3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps

4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.

5. You will be promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button

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ello,

Follow the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

1. Turn off Playstation.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

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• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION.
• Restore PS System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
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Update your PS (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

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Take care.

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When the system is off (red light) press and hold power button for 1 beep then two fast beeps and let go. The restore menu will pop up.

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