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Disk Drive The screen is saying that the hard disk drive is corrupt. When you hit restore, it doesn't do anything.

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Hello. This could be due to an internal issue or just a formatting issue with the PS3. You can pull the hard drive out and reformat it on your PC using an external USB case. Or you can just replace it and upgrade to a larger hard drive. Just get the same brand and do not go over 100GB if it's an older unit cause it will create too much heat. Good luck and thanks!!

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This could point to a couple of things, your windows installation could be corrupt or your Hard Drive could be faulty. These two are the most likely scenarios. I would recommend running a test on your Hard Drive (I would recommend Seatools, download it on another PC and burn it on to a disk, then put it in your laptop and go into the BIOS and set it to boot from disk, and run an extended test - you do need some technical know how to do this) This will confirm whether you have a faulty Hard Drive or not, and if it is a Seagate Hard drive it will also try to fix faulty sectors so you may be able to boot up and save all your documents etc. If it does say there are faults, and it does fix them, consider replacing your Hard Drive soon, as it is usually the beginning of the end of the Hard Drive. You could also try repairing Windows if you have a windows disk. You could also try reformatting Windows (while its on the Acer screen hold down alt and repeatedly hit f10 on the keyboard). This will restore your Laptop to factory settings (after you follow the steps) and this will erase all data on your Laptop. If you do this and your Hard Drive is faulty, it may fail, or it may occur again.

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Hard disk is corrupt will restore


That happens because the hardware is defective. The restore will reinstall the system on the defective hard drive. After restoring the system the console will not start because the hard drive where the system has just been restored is broken.

You can attempt to recover the hard drive connecting to a computer, rebuilding partition and doing a complete formatting. Most of the times you need to replace the disk.



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Only ocationaly rebooting the system. most of the time it says operating system not found.what could be the reason.Please help.My system Fujitsu seimens amilo pro 2065

Hey, either a hard disk corruption or some missing/corrupt files - Solution: Format and reinstall your Operating system. If that doesnt work, maybe you need a hard disk replacement.
But before that, are you sure you haven't connected any USB drives or flash drives or an external hard drive when you computer boots up. That could be the reason. Solution: disconnect any such device before you start your computer.

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When turned on "hard disk corrupted" hit x to

If the hard drive is corrupted it could mean two different things, The operating system on the hard drive has been damaged or the hard drive itself is damaged either way it not good. If you tried to restore 6 times and no luck it is more likely to be the hard drive is damaged, because if it was the operating system it should be recoverable.

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May 17, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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On screen - the hard disk file system is corrupted and will be restored playstation 3


If you are getting the corrupted drive message this means that you have corrupted data on the hard drive or there is something wrong with the hard drive. If you have tried the built in repair options and they do not work then you will need to format the hard drive with an externally with a computer. The link below will help you do this.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions.


Jan 15, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disk corrupted


If you are getting the corrupted drive message on your Playstation 3 this means you have corrupted data on your hard drive. The link below will help you fix the problem with the corrupted data. Note if you still have trouble then you will need to replace the hard drive as there is something wrong with it.

Let me know if you have any more problems or question


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Hard disk drive has been corrupted it says system will be restored then it goes then it says hard disk drive has been corrupted.

hold power up front until you hear 3 beeps then remove fingr. hold power up front again till you hear 2 beeps then a double beep. connect remote via usb press ps button and pick option 3 it will not erase anything.

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First open cpu cabinet.
Then reattach both connection cable power cable and sata or ide cable to harddrive.
Then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios then check there your harddisk is detected?
If your harddisk is detected in bios you can boot your harddrive.
Let me know if you need more assistance.

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If you are getting the corrupted drive message and the built in PS3 options are fixing the drive then you will have to pull the drive and format it externally with a computer. The link below will help you do this.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


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