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Re: ps3 hard drive corrupted
Also you can format it right on your console. Under the System tab I believe it is, there is a reset or format option. Try that. It will delete everything. Also if your gonna do that, if you want to upgrade your hard drive, now is that time to do it. My PS3 has a 250GB hard drive in it. Just be sure that you get a 2.5 inch hard drive.
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Likely, your HDD is corrupted. Before you attempt to reformat the HDD, and will thus lose all your information, if you have a spare laptop harddrive laying around, try swapping them -- the PS3 uses regular SATA HDDs. If that works, then the problem is with the original PS3 HDD, and needs to be formatted. If the new drive does not work either, then the problem is with the PS3 itself, and it will need to be serviced.
When the time comes to format the drive, check this article below --
It's possible that you're turning off the ps3 while it's saving, corrupting the save data. Make sure when you turn off the ps3 it's not in the process of saving. Try the above and if you still have no luck it's possible there's an issue with your ps3's hard drive, have you had any problems with any other games?
Also, if the problem persists, try deleting the MW2 gamedata, located under gamedata on the ps3's menu. Best of luck to you.
Very odd that it will play Bluray DVDs but not games. It could be an issue with the harddrive since many games store important information the harddrive and then read it off of there. I suppose the issue could be cropping up because the PS3 cannot access that information on your harddrive thus causing it to fail to play those titles.
What you could try is backing up all the information you have on your harddrive and then formatting it etc. This should clear any corruption. To test if it is indeed any corrupted data then you can test a newly formatted harddrive and see if that allows you to play games just fine. If you have a spare 2.5" SATA HDD lying around, then go ahead and use that as your test drive (keep in mind it will have to be formatted by the PS3 etc).
go into settings, then system settings, then format utility. this reformats you hard drive. you most likley have something corrupted on it. Did you turn it off while the hard drive light was on. I've done this a couple of times.
this happens when there is corrupted data on the hd.click yes and it will format the ps3 and it will work again.the only bad thing i that it will erase all your save games and game datas.better than nothing fix?
The easiest method of working around a Corrupted hard drive is this.
You need to go out and purchase a 3.5" SATA USB Enclosure. they are quite cheap.
you then must remove your Hard drive from the PS3 and insert it into the enclosure.
connect the enclosure to your PC, the HD Will show up in your computer, you must then perform a FULL FORMAT on the harddrive under the FAT32 Format.
Once done, re-insert your hard-drive, and the problems should have gone !
If they do persist or the hard drive is still corrupted, i would suggest contacting sony Customer support !
This error has been dubed as the Virus error by PS3 users. The hard drive needs to be completely wiped. You can do this by doing the full system restore. (Yea, the one that takes 10 hours) One or more of your files may be corrupted with a very small but lethal file that affects the PS3 but may not affect your PC. If all else fails, try a different hard drive. I hope this helps you. Good luck and happy gaming!!