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My ps 3 says file was corrupt.needs formatting

When i opened my ps3,it says file was corrupt and disk needs formatting. it took a very long time during the formatting process.the status bar always stop at 99%.and the disk formatting was never finished.please help me solve this problem.

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I would say try throwing another 2.5" Hard Drive into the system and see if that solves the problem. It seems like there is something wrong with the hard drive itself. If you don't have an extra one around, you can buy one off of Newegg.com for pretty cheap. Just make sure it's a 2.5" SATA 1.5 or 3.0 hard drive with 5400rpm and you should be just fine.

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If isn't on warranty, try this:

Hey, I had the same thing happen. The first two times it happened, the restore worked, and I was able to continue using the system. A few weeks later, I received the error, and the restore wouldn't take, it would just reset and come back to the same error. I fixed it with the following steps. 1. Took out the PS3 HDD (clicked open the cover, unscrewed the blue screw, slid drive towards the front) 2. Opened up my WD External USB drive case (runs on a 2.5" HDD) 3. Plugged the PS3 HDD into the USB case, and plugged it into my PC. 4. Ran the diskmgmt.msc from the Windows RUN in the START Menu 5. Once the drive came up, I had to right-click on it and initialize it, this gave it a drive letter. 6. Then I downloaded this little app : (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/download/fat32format.zip). 7. Extracted it, and ran the following command in a DOS prompt: fat32 format e: ***obviously replacing the e: with the drive letter you saw in the disk management window. 8. Plugged the HDD back into the Ps3, and it formatted it to it's filesystem, and all was well. PS. I found these steps on http://www.ps3forums.com/archive/index.php/t-41928.html Honestly it was pretty simple, the hardest part was crackinig open my external USB drive, as I didn't want to ruin it's shiny case http://www.wdc.com/global/products/imageviewer.asp?model=wdfPassp
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This post is a little old, but it took me a while to find the right steps, so I figured I'd post in here to help out the next who runs into this. John

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Original link: http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/PS3-Hard-Disk-Is-Corrupt-And-Will-Be-Restored/td-p/31408216

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Playstation 3 hard disk files corrupted???


hey ash,

ps3 Hard drive needs to be manually reformatted and checked for bad sectors.

as what youve said, you already formatted it and yet it still says there is a corrupt system file.

when i say "manually formatted" you have to clearly take the hard drive out and format it using another pc or ps3.

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Playstation 3 (PS3) Console: trying to update software and keep getting the 800...


You will need an extra 2.5" HDD. use a laptop HDD.
So we all know with this error, it won't allow you to enter in the recovery menu because it would try to re-install the bad 2.8 update firmware again and again once it turned on.
1. So what I did was I swapped the laptop HDD into the PS3, it won't be able to read the HDD but it will allow you to enter the recovery menu now.
(for those who do not know how to get into the recovery menu, here is the instruction http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?message
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2. Once I'm in the recovery menu, I took out the laptop HDD and put back in the PS3 HDD.
3. I also downloaded the 3.01 firmware from the PS website and uploaded into my USB drive and put that in the PS3 slot.
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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...


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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.

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Ps3 hard disk file is corrupted


This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard dist to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now

BUT REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA IN THE HARD DISK INCLUDING YOUR SAVES, IMAGES, MOVIES AND ALL YOUR STUFF

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You need to RESTORE FILE SYSTEM of your ps3.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
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When the hard disk is corrupted you can either send the PS to sony or buy a new 2.5 sata hdd, and reinstall the system.

First you can try formatting the HDD.

Contact Sony for further instructions.

When HDD is corrupted data are generally lost.

Regards.

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