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Just got an 80gb ps3 and put a game in ratchet and clank tools of destruction and it says hdd needs 419 mb but there is nothing on the memory how can i fix this problem

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If you just bought this unit, hopefully you are not married to anything on the HDD (if there is anything on it). Try this first.

Go to Settings
System Setting
Format Utility
And quick format your HDD.
I hope this gives you somewhere to start.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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