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Blue Screen of Death has lead to problems

Ok so I exited a game and for no reason my playstation 3 screen goes blue and has all this text in different languages about how the system settings went corrupt and it needed to restore the system settings. So I click X to do it like it tells me too and it reboots fine, but sadly I had to put back in all of my settings and restart my online account, but luckily all of my saved data remained. Also now for some reason there is a small star beside each of the usernames whichs looks exactly like this *. So I think ok that's cool, I've got a star by my name now. But now there are some more serious porblems. First off, I go onto one user and start a game and as its starting up a box appears and says that the game data cannot be opened and that it needs to abort, so when I get into that game all of my saved data was gone. Then after that I go onto another user who had a saved file for that game and his is still fine when I start the game. So then I go back to my user and start another game and it says that tropy support no longer works for that game so what on earth is going on, my playstation 3 has been messed up ever since the blue screen, what should I do?

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    What exactly does reformating the hard drive do? Will I lose all of my saved data and everything? and is that the only solution?

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I know you don't want to hear this but reformat the hard drive. There is an option under System Settings.

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