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Ps3 won't complete safe mode commands

The PS3 said that storage files were corrupted. When I go to safe mode to try to restart, reset defaults, or rebuild data files, I can get to the safe mode menu list and can select one of the items, but once it starts on the item, selected it won't do anything (just seems to be"preparing" for over an hour). What other options do I have to restore or rebuild the data files to remove corrupted data?

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SOURCE: My ps3 won't restore

i am having the same problem also this will keep happening to, all you could do is to call sony so you can send it to them and they will send you a new one in about a week,there is another way to fix it but very complicated i suggest sending it in

Posted on May 10, 2008

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SOURCE: 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 :(

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

Big Hev
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SOURCE: My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted

This is happening because your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. The corrupted files are about to do damage to your console, and a PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the HDD reset menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair. You can "back-up" your saved data using a "USB storage device" Like a memory stick or even your iPod.
If none of this works, or the console just won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck, Indra!

Posted on May 30, 2009

Lahuntress
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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

rulds2008
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SOURCE: On our PS3 corrupt data message

Replace the hard drive as the data may be in a bad sector. I would suggest you use the sony method of carrying this out and not doing it yourself as it can viod the warranty or if you want to just purchase another hard drive.

the data is in a bad area of the disk and thus cannot be recovered. Now you can try something cleaver by take out the hard drive and run spinright on it you can get spin right at www.grc.com now i know for a fact spin right does repair corupted data by moving it out of the bad sector.

Or

Replace the disc itself these people at www.videogamerepair.com witch I found in our directory does save this kinda stuff.

So your pretty much have two choices here.

Thanks and I do hope this was Very Helpful to you!

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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How do you reset your PS3?


You can reset the Sony PlayStation 3 to troubleshoot the gaming system or restart after a hard drive freeze. Resetting the PS3 will restore the PS3's settings to to the default factory settings. Consider backing up any data or custom settings before doing a system reset for the PS3 as they might be erased.

instructions:

1
  • urn off the PS3 by flipping the power switch on the back of the system.

  • 2

    Turn the power switch back to the "on" position.

  • 3

    Hold the power button while the PS3 is powering up until you hear three beeps. These signal that the PS3 has received the manual system reset command.

  • 4

    Prompt through the initial setup menu to continue resetting the PS3.

  • 5

    Select "Format" from the system menu to format and finish a complete system reset for the PS3.

  • Dec 06, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Sony PS3 Safe Mode If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options,...


    Sony PS3 Safe Mode

    6a1d541.jpg

    If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options, please back up your data before attempting to enter safe mode (when possible).

    Safe mode is a feature for starting the PS3 system with the "minimum required functionality" if the system is no longer able to start up normally due to an action that was taken.

    In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:
    1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PlayStation 3 normally.
    2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as [Restore Default Settings] on the XMB, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
    3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
    4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
      This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
    5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
      This will reformat the hard drive on the PlayStation 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
    6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.
    To activate Safe Mode, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Turn off the PlayStation 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

    Step 2:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PlayStation 3 is powering on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

    Step 3:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PlayStation 3 to power on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
    3f2ac37.jpg


    4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PlayStation 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
    5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

    fff7d26.jpg

    Sony recommends performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
    1. Restore Default Settings
    2. Restore File System
    3. Rebuild Database
    4. Restore PS3 System
    I hope that helps.

    on May 08, 2010 | Sony PS3 40GB Best Sellers Bundle Console

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    PS3 Safe Mode


    Sony PS3 Safe Mode

    6a1d541.jpg

    If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options, please back up your data before attempting to enter safe mode (when possible).

    Safe mode is a feature for starting the PS3 system with the "minimum required functionality" if the system is no longer able to start up normally due to an action that was taken.

    In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:
    1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PlayStation 3 normally.
    2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as [Restore Default Settings] on the XMB, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
    3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
    4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
      This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
    5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
      This will reformat the hard drive on the PlayStation 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
    6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.
    To activate Safe Mode, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Turn off the PlayStation 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

    Step 2:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PlayStation 3 is powering on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

    Step 3:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PlayStation 3 to power on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
    3f2ac37.jpg


    4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PlayStation 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
    5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

    fff7d26.jpg

    Sony recommends performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
    1. Restore Default Settings
    2. Restore File System
    3. Rebuild Database
    4. Restore PS3 System
    I hope that helps.

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

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    My ps3 freezes upon start up, or shortly after. sometimes it freezes when trying to get into safe mode. sometimes i just get a black screen and my controllers won't connect. everything worked fine on...


    Hello,

    You can 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.

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

    I wish you good luck

    Aug 15, 2011 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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    Only comes on when touching the actual power button, not working when pushing the PS button on the controllers. When on, there's no menu, just the wavy blue background, after a few minutes, it says it...


    Ironically this happened to me just the other day. What I ended up doing was a complete reset/format. You will lose some data so I hope you have a back up.

    Press and hold the power button until the light on the playstation goes red again.
    Let off the power button and press again, hold it until you hear two fast beeps.
    Once you hear the beeps release the button.
    Plug your controller in via the USB cable.
    It will now bring you to a recovery menu.

    It will give you these options:

    • estart 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
    You CAN try restore file system but since you said it froze, it probably won't work again...but you can give it a shot. It didn't work for me. What I ended up having to do was "Restore PS3 System". This will format everything and start from scratch.

    Also, another quick fix that you can try would be to pop open the ps3 hard drive case, remove the drive and plug it back in to ensure that it's properly seated.

    If none of these work you may have a dead hard drive and it will need to be replaced.

    I hope this helps! If this did help you, please give a thumbs up!

    Thank you for choosing FixYa!

    Jul 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Sony PS3 Safe Mode If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options,...


    Sony PS3 Safe Mode

    6a1d541.jpg

    If you choose to perform one of the Safe Mode options, please back up your data before attempting to enter safe mode (when possible).

    Safe mode is a feature for starting the PS3 system with the "minimum required functionality" if the system is no longer able to start up normally due to an action that was taken.

    In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:
    1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PlayStation 3 normally.
    2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as [Restore Default Settings] on the XMB, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
    3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
    4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
      This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
    5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
      This will reformat the hard drive on the PlayStation 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
    6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.
    To activate Safe Mode, follow these steps:

    Step 1: Turn off the PlayStation 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

    Step 2:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PlayStation 3 is powering on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

    Step 3:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PlayStation 3 to power on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
    3f2ac37.jpg


    4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PlayStation 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
    5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.

    fff7d26.jpg

    Sony recommends performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
    1. Restore Default Settings
    2. Restore File System
    3. Rebuild Database
    4. Restore PS3 System
    I hope that helps.

    on May 08, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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    How to access Safe Mode on Playstation 3.


    Execute safe mode when the PS3™ is experiencing the following symptoms:
    • When the PS3™ system is started up, the XMB™ menu is not displayed (only the wave screen background appears)
    • When the PS3™ system is started up, nothing appears on the screen
    • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating [The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored.] is displayed > [OK] > Restore operation > Restart
      Original message is displayed again or the system stops during restoration.
    • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating [The hard disk's database will be rebuilt.] is displayed > [OK] > Rebuild > Failure > System stops while formatting hard disk drive.
    • The system stops while restarting after a PS3™ system update or while updating or rebuilding the database. The situation does not improve even when the system is restarted.

    ***********************************************************************************
    Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

    Step 2:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

    Step 3:
    1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
    2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
    3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
      safemode1.jpg //
    4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
    5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.
      safemode2.jpg //

    Step 4: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
    1. Restore Default Settings
    2. Restore File System
    3. Rebuild Database
    4. Restore PS3 System
    **************************************************************************************

    In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:
    1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PLAYSTATION 3 normally.
    2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as [Restore Default Settings] on the XMB™, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
    3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
    4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
      This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
    5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
      This will reformat the hard drive on the PLAYSTATION 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
    6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.

    on Oct 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    EVERYTIME I START MY PS3 I GET THAT LOOP!! I TRIED UPDATING TO 3.50 A WHILE BACK AND EVER SINCE IVE DONE EVERYTHING!! FORMATTED THE DISK, TRIED INSTALLING OLDER VERSIONS AND NEWER FIRMWARE!! PLEASE HELP ME...


    My guess is you're in the start-up loop, where every time you start your PS3 you get a message about a corrupted hard disk with only the option to restart. Restarting just brings you back to that message, however.

    You could attempt to boot up the PS3 in safe mode and restore the file system (should delete any corrupted data). Describing how to start up your PS3 in safe mode would just be confusing, so instead here's a link to the official page on the PS3 Safe Mode feature.

    Follow the instructions, and then I'd say try options 3 (Restore File System). If that doesn't work, try 4 or 5 (Rebuild Database or Restore PS3 System).

    If all else fails, you could just replace the hard drive. The PS3 uses standard 2.5inch SATA laptop/notebook hard drives (5400 or 7200 RPM). They can be found online at any computer parts website; for example, Tigerdirect.

    Hope it all works out!

    Mar 22, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Says that hard drives file is corrupted and trying to fix it but when come to 100% does restart and same rpoblem afther restart


    Try doing a restore in safe mode.


    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 26, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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