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Hard disk when I start my ps3 up it says it can't read the hard disk and thats all it will do. How do I fix that and what is the problem

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Try resetting your PS3 by holding down power icons on front side until it beeps once then twice If it still gives you the same message Get it serviced Don't try to do it yourself, unless warranty has expired!!!!

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on Jul 05, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cannot start the correct hard disk was not found


You need to reset the settings on the PS3 Service Setup screen.

I cant remember how to access that section tho... I read it in the free PS3 Repair Guide but I just cant recall.

Once in there you change 1 setting to reset defaults and this will attempt to rewrite settings to the drive, which will allow the PS3 to boot (or start) it.

Then restart the console and it is Fixed (or not)!

If that doesn't fix it, you will need to replace your hard drive. That process is really easy... all you really need to know is where the screws go.

I would recommend downloading the free ps3 repair guide and reading through it. It's over 300 pages though, so not easy to remember where sections are. You can find it here.

May 17, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I turned on my ps3 and on the screen it says: The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. So after I click ok it reboots and starts up all over again. I tried it several times and it...


This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard disk to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now

BUT REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA IN THE HARD DISK INCLUDING YOUR SAVES, IMAGES, MOVIES AND ALL YOUR STUFF


If the above solution does not work you would have to buy a new HDD for your PS3

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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When we start the system we get message "This hard disk file system is corrupted and will be restored". If we hit O.K. it start to restore but nothing happens after that.


This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard disk to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now

BUT REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA IN THE HARD DISK INCLUDING YOUR SAVES, IMAGES, MOVIES AND ALL YOUR STUFF


If the above solution does not work you would have to buy a new HDD for your PS3

Nov 19, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 hard disk problem


i replaced the hard drive and now it works fine. thanks for your help

Jan 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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"the hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored"


           Ok, it appears that your hard drive in your PS3 is corrupt and needs to be reformatted. You can get an external hard drive enclosure and do it yourself. You would have to take the hard drive out of your PS3 and put it in the external hard drive enclosure and plug that into a computer with the supplied USB cable and format it. From what I'm reading out there, the external hard drive enclosure has to be for SATA 2.5" hard drive.             You could probably replace the hard drive with a larger one just as easy if you wanted to. If you don't feel comfortable with any of this, then its probably repair shop time. I hope this helps.moreover,,Use your recovery disc to reinstall your operating system. This should clean up your hard drive and restore any missing or corrupt files.

Oct 09, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Platstation 3 hard disk error


It should have formatted with your ps3, even if you formatted the HDD on your laptop it would have asked you the same thing, since the PS3 asks you that so it can install some folders for the pictures, games music etc.

your problem could be caused by faulty HDD installation, a faulty HDD or a broken ps3 that cant read HDDs anymore.

I would make sure the HDD is installed correctly, if that doesnt work I suggest buying a new HDD. If both of those dont work then you have a Ps3 that has a trouble reading HDDs

Aug 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 not reading


Hi everybody i had the same problem as everyone else here my ps3 stopped reading disks but i got a fix first i tried opening my ps3 and cleaned my laser it was clean but i cleaned it anyway no joy same old problem but now my warranty was VOID because i opened it then i read some of the comments by fellow members of fixya and now the is problem fixed. HOW? Easy i phoned sony told them what happened told them i had opened it he said that i shouldn't of BUT they will still fix it its the 5th on nov they're picking it up on the 13th and it should be here within 10 days free of charge plus what i forgot to mention my warranty was out of date but they said they are extending EVERYBODYS warranty to fix this problem plus when it returns it will have 3 month warrant so do as i do and phone sony
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Dec 08, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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