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Ps3 hardrive corrupted

It is safe to turn the system off during it is trying to restore it and when the hdd is removed, how do I restore it, thanks.

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You can restore your PS3's harddrive by loading your console into Safe Mode.

Choose option 5 'Restore PS3 System' to restore all default settings and reformat the harddrive.

I hope that helps.
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The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. It restores but when the playstation restarts it says it again and restores again. Then it all happens again.


Hi alexcarver20!

Try reformatting your hardrive again to a FAT32 format. To do so, when your ps3 console is turned off remove the hard-drive and connect it to a PC. Then use this software: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm to format it to a FAT32 format and after that connect it back into the PS3.

Warning: This will result in the loss of all data on your hard-drive but it's the only chance of using that hard-drive again.

Hope this helped!

-Luchen

Mar 07, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My Playstation 3 was dropped and now it has a freezing problem and stuck on installing an update.


Try doing a safe mode start and do a system restore and if that doesn't work it could be a HDD problem. Safe mode won't mess up your console since you have been trying to do a update. If your console won't fix the HDD issue then you might have to get a new or used 2 1/2" SATA HDD.


SAFE MODE:

1. Place you finger on the on/off sensor leave it their until you console turns off then take you finger off the sensor.

2. Place your finger back on the on/off sensor leave it their until you hear 2 consecutive beeps then take your finger off.

3. Once the safe mode screen comes on select the option PS3 SYSTEM RESTORE.

NOTE: A PS3 system restore will delete all data except the OS. I recommend backing up your console onto a USB flash drive if possible.


Good Luck!

Feb 21, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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On ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again.


  • Turn off the PS3 console, if it isn't already.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Connect your controller to the console with the USB cable when prompted to do so.Turn on the controller. You will now have access to the PS3 recovery menu.Select option three which states "Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files." This option will identify and correct and corrupt files. Your PS3 should now be fixed. If this option doesn't fix your problems, you'll want to do a complete system restore and follow the next step.Turn off the PS3 console by holding down the power button.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Select option 5 which states "Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch." Be aware that performing a complete system restore will cause all data on the hard drive to be lost. This option restores the PS3 back to its original factory condition.




  • Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Hard drive corrupt won't restore


    the only thing that you can do is to replace your hardrive and then reset it this will clear any error messages that you may have had because of your hardrive being corrupted

    Hope that i could Help!

    Jul 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    When i turn on my ps3 it says the hard disk file system is corrupted and will be restored but when i hit ok i doesn't restore what can i do


    what you are going to have to do is replace your hardrive, because if it is corrupted then u will need to replace it only to get it to work again

    here is how you can take it out
    1. unplug your system
    2.turn your console on its left side
    3. there will be a little cover that can be removed with a small screwdriver
    4.take the cover off
    5. with a bigger screw driver take the BLUE screw out
    6. lift up the little silver bar
    7. slide it to the right and pull straight out


    I hope this helped a little bit!

    Jul 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Friends disappear


    Hello,

    try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

    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 prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
    6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

    The current Recovery Menu supports:
    • Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    • Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
    • Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    • Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    • Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    • System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

    If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

    Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

    Go on the internet browser on the PS3 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.

    You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

    If after trying the above options and it still does not solve the problem, then maybe the lens is weak and that's why it cannot read any disc.

    But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

    Good luck.

    May 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Hi,my ps3 is saying, the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. the it says press ok. after i press ok, then it says restoring the system, after that it restarts it goes back to the...


    here's some ideas:
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    I fixed my ps3!! All you need is a friend with a ps3!! Swap the hdd's and boot up your friends ps3, format the hdd, put it back in your ps3 and you may need to format it again.
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    I tried to fix my friend's PS3 HDD that way in mine...it still gave an error every time he booted up his PS3. At that point I stuck the PS3 HDD in my laptop, booted from a Windows CD and fully formatted it that way...stuck it back in his machine...used it to format....finally got his stuff going. Took a little extra time but no problems since.

    Apr 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted


    There is an alternate way to restore your HDD. Turn off your system and when u see the red light, hold the power button in front until you hear a total of 4 beeps (1 alone, 1 alone, 2 together). It usually works on second try. it should show a screen and say hook up controller with a usb cord. Then it should show i think 6 options. Choose the restore option. it should work.

    Hope it works and wish you all the best!
    P.S.- I just got the 80010514 error on my ps3 and my ps3 games dont work anymore :(

    Jan 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Ps3 hard drive corrupted??


    Access the PS3 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
    6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
    ..I did this and i got my ps3 Back !! :)

    be patient and wait for those beeps.. they are important

    Dec 27, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    File system hard disc corrupted


    the better choice is...

    buy a new hd and replace it, the original go bad quick.
    replacing it resolve all of corrupt problems.

    sometimes, you repair it,then when going to save a game, the ps3 freezes.

    Oct 27, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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