Check what the "File System" type is by going to Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager. Select the
external drive and read the "File System" type. The file system type
must be "FAT32" in order for the Playstation to recognize it.
If the file system type is "NTFS", right click and select "Delete Partition" or "Delete Volume" for Vista.
then recreate the partition but do NOT format it. Make sure you assign a drive letter (for this Tutorial, we'll use h:)
If you are running Windows, format the drive by going to the
command prompt (Vista, right click on command prompt in start menu and
click "run as administrator")and type in "format h: /FS:FAT32" (without
the quotes). You may need to substitute your drive letter. (note this
will not work on XP for a large hard drive - you will have to use a
third party formatting utility)
If you are using Mac OS X, open /Applications/Utilities/Disk
Utility.app, pick the drive, and click on the 'Erase' tab. Pick 'MS-DOS
(FAT)' for the file system type, and click on the 'Erase' button. This
will reformat the drive in FAT-32.
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Do factory reset, backup all saves if possible before you do this. This is a software compatibility error.
You could also try creating a second account/user, backing up the HDD and then deleting the old account and copying the saves over. (Note: you can remove the HDD without voiding the warranty and back up the entire hard drive by connecting it to your computer and copying the files over. I suggest getting a 15 dollar USB to SATA/IDE adapter.)
On rare occasion this is also a sign of hard drive failure. If the above to ideas don't work, take it to a computer diagnostic professional.
If you've already downloaded Free Nintendo DS Lite Game Roms but still do not have any idea how to install and play with it, then do not fret. There is a simple procedure in doing it. After this complete step by step tutorial, your NDS Rom games will be automatically copied into your R4DS and you'll be able to play like a pro. I assume that you use Windows XP or higher and you have sufficient computer skills to follow me through. 1. Unzip the zip file you've downloaded using your favorite unzip application. Keep it in a safe place for future use. 2. Remove your microSD card from the R4DS cartridge. 3. Insert your microSD card to the microSD USB adaptor that you got when you bought your R4DS. 4. Insert the microSD USB adaptor (where your microSD card is inserted) to your PC's USB port. Windows will automatically detect it. 5. Go to My Computer. You'll see a new drive in it. That's your microSD card. Double click it. 6. Copy the .NDS file that you unzipped on step 1 and paste it on the drive that you opened on step 5. Never paste it to any directory. Just paste it on the root directory. You only need to copy the .NDS files, no more, no less, just ignore the other files that goes with the zip file. 7. Safely remove your USB drive when done copying all the NDS files. I guess, you know how to do this. If not, ask anyone around you. 8. Remove the microSD card from the microSD USB adaptor. 9. Insert the microSD card to your R4DS cartridge. 10. Insert your R4DS cartridge to your Nintendo DS Lite. 11. Turn on your Nintendo DS Lite. If you followed all the directions above correctly, you'll be able to see the copied games on the list of games on your R4DS now. Enjoy! Of course, please note that copying game ROMs to your R4DS is illegal, unless you have the original copy of the game and you're just copying the backup file. R4DS is definitely NOT illegal, it's how you handle and deal with it that could make it illegal. So just make sure that you're copying a back-up of your games. Enjoy!
Unfortunately, if you did a full system restore without backing up your data, it's gone. Sorry, man. However, if you sign into your PSN account, you'll still have your trophies. I know it's not much. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.
When replacing a hard drive in a PS3, the easiest way to transfer your game data from one drive to another is to use a USB Flash drive. If you are only concerned with the save game data, you can plug it in while using the hard drive that has your save files, go to Game on the XMB, then Game Saves, and select the save data you wish to copy. Press triangle and select copy. This method doesn't work for all games though, because some games will "lock" your save data but there is a way around this.
Instead of manually copying your save files, you can backup your data to the flash drive under the Settings on the XMB, then go down to System Settings > Backup Utility. This will try to backup everything on your PS3, so it is best to have manually transferred as many of the other types of files (music, pictures, videos) off the first hard drive as possible. This means more space will be available for Game saves and Game Data. If you aren't too concerned with reinstalling game data on the new drive, i would suggest deleting these from the first hard drive as well, as they take up much more space and make the back-up process take considerably longer.
Once the Backup Utility finishes, you may swap in the new hard drive and restore the data from your flash drive. Restore is in the Backup Utility menu.
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If you where trying to update using a USB drive, then redownload the file to the USB and try again. If you where trying to update while connected online with your PS3 console, then just try updating once again.
this happens with any item i add to my ps3. just before you click to see whats on the drive you have a option to press triangle or squear i belive this will show you all files on the disc that the ps3 can read hear is wear you can copy the files to your console
Usually the game would need to cache files from the game disc to the hard drive. The files that need to be cached are generally large, graphics-related files (like textures) that can take a while to copy from the disc to the HD.
Think of it as copying an entire DVD from your drive to your computer - that's about what your PS3 is doing every time you start up a game.
ok, first, copy your save files onto a flash drive or external hard drive. you can either copy an paste your files, or, if you have an external, you can go to backup utility in the settings. If you dont care about your non-online saves and install datas(you can always re-install), you can just skip that part and just go to settings, system settings, and go to format utility. follow the on screen steps and format your internal hard drive. when done, if you copied your files, you can go to system settings and transfer the files back. If this doesnt work then you will have to get a new ps3, but my friend had the same problem, and reformatting his ps3 fixed it.