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When i turn on my ps3 the screen says hard drive file system corrupted, press ok to reboot. I reboot and it continues to do the same thing.

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This is a very common warning that may be one of two things. If you have the 60gb or 80gb i would recommend buying a small cheap sd card (512mb is fine) and every now and then backup your game saves. This warning has also been linked to improper shut down. You must always shut down after your games are fully saved.

Thank you for your questions and I hope this resolved your issue.

Happy Gaming.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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SOURCE: corrupted hard file system

use a laptop and format ur hard drive.

or bring back to store u bought it from

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

SOURCE: ps3 after rebooting comes up with ' hard disk

Harddrive is bad. Replace harddrive.

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1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)
4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
You will now have a screen with these options (I have attached a picture of this screen below)
1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like "you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data" Then you choose continue and that should be it.
This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that's stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.
If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive.
However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren't corrupted) back to the flash memory which is corrupted thus fixing the problem

Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have the same problem as mark&michelle..PS3 says cannot start.Correct hard disk not found.Changed hard drive,same thing..No external sata.No warranty.Need help.Please.Thanks


Ok try these steps, hopefully it will sort it but if it doesn't reply here and I will assist you some more.
Step 1. Turn the PS3 into standby mode (red light on)
Step 2. Press and hold the power button, it will beep as soon as you press it, beep again 5 seconds later then beep once more and turn off. Release the power button.
Step 3. Again press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, then 5 seconds later, then it will do 2 quick beeps together. Let go of the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.
Step 4. The PS3 will ask you to connect a controller using a USB cable and press the PS button. Do this and a menu will appear.
Step 5. Select option 3 of the menu, "Restore File System"
Step 6. The PS3 will say "Preparing..Please Wait" and then restart. Let it do its thing, you may see a message about corrupt data on the hard drive, just agree and continue with what it was doing. You may lose save game data, it really is hit and miss with this method.

Hopefully when the hard drive file system has been restored you should have a fully working PS3 again but if you don't, post here and I will try and assist you some more.

Thank you for using FixYa

Aug 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hard drive file systems corrupt fixes and then reboots


You most likely need to replace your HDD. How to do it links below.
www.gamespot.com/features/.../index.html -
vgstrategies.about.com/.../ps3cheatsandcodes/.../PS3HDDUpgrade_7.htm kotaku.com/.../upgrade-your-ps3-hard-drive-step-by-step

May 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 starts and will run a game for a few minutes but then it will freeze and the screen will start showing green dots dots increase in size too and lines will apear across the screen as well can you...


Be sure to folleow these instructions to the letter, you could damage your PS32_bing.gif if you choose the wrong option! I do not take any responsibility! Please proceed at your own risk! If you read and follow the instructions exactly you should not loose any data! Feel free to ask questions if you are confused so you don’t make a mistake!! Sorry, I had to say it, I don’t want anyone mad at me if they make a mistake, don’t back up their data and erase it, and then blame me…

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The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
You access it by

1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

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

3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

You will now have a screen with these options

1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System



IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

Here is a video of the recovery screen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive. However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash memory, which is corrupt, thus solving the problem.

Mar 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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"The Hard Disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored"


rpoulley

If you are getting the corrupted hard drive message this means that you have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you address this.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

Mar 07, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Corrupted file system.


You Have A Critical Error Within The System Hard Drive A Basic Electronic Componant Restoration Understanding Won't Help You So if You Don't Have An Advanced Understanding Of Circutry Or Electronics Restoration You'll Need To Send It For Repairs Or Replacement

May 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disk's file system is corrupted.


Most likely your hard drive is completely corrupted. It could be as simple as a new Hard Drive replacement or as complicated as a motherboard issue.

Check out ccgamingonline.com
They give you free estimates for your broken system.

May 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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"the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored"


           Ok, it appears that your hard drive in your PS3 is corrupt and needs to be reformatted. You can get an external hard drive enclosure and do it yourself. You would have to take the hard drive out of your PS3 and put it in the external hard drive enclosure and plug that into a computer with the supplied USB cable and format it. From what I'm reading out there, the external hard drive enclosure has to be for SATA 2.5" hard drive.             You could probably replace the hard drive with a larger one just as easy if you wanted to. If you don't feel comfortable with any of this, then its probably repair shop time. I hope this helps.moreover,,Use your recovery disc to reinstall your operating system. This should clean up your hard drive and restore any missing or corrupt files.

Oct 09, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Corrupted hard file system


use a laptop and format ur hard drive.

or bring back to store u bought it from

Jul 07, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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