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Hard drive corrupted

When i put a game in it will not load it just says corrupted hard drive . i tried rebuilding the hard drive and it still does the same thing...I had downloaded games on the console and they worked fine havent tried any movies yet....thank you for any help or advise you may be able to give!!!

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Remove hard drive and insert into diffrent ps3. Then defrag. you will lose all of your saved data but it will fix your issue.

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Hard disk is corrupt will restore


Hi.

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.

Regards.

Ginko

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

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Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console My PS3 hard disk is corrupted, It say to restore i put restore and nothing had been restored Bid


Corrupted hard disk? Lets see....

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 that 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.

If somehow the new hard drive doesn't fix it, or you don't feel like buying a new hard drive, you could send the PS3 back to Sony. If you're under warranty it's free; otherwise it's expensive (150$ I believe).

If you request the repair service, they send you a box, you put the PS3 in it and ship it back to them. A month or 2 later they send you a fixed/different PS3. Simple, but takes forever to get a working PS3 back which is why I suggest you try a new hard drive first.

Anyways, hope you get it working soon!

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

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Ps3 says hard file disk corrupted and has to be restored but it just keeps doing this and has restored like 15 times and has not fixed itself. what can i do


1. Restore File System

Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore File System". "Restore File System" will attempt to repair damaged files on the hard drive. If this does not work, try the next step.


2. Rebuild Database

Enter Safe Mode and select "Rebuild Data Base". "Rebuild Data Base" will erase messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information. Then attempt to rebuild the PlayStation 3 database. The content that is erased will not be recoverable. If this doesn't work, try the next step.


3. Restore PS3 System

Please note this will erase all content on the hard drive and will not be recoverable.

Enter Safe Mode and select "Restore PS3 System". "Restore PS3 System" will restore the default settings and will format the hard drive. If this doesn't work, try the next step.


4. Re-seat the hard drive

If you have replaced the hard drive in the PlayStation 3, make sure it was installed properly. If the hard drive is not seated correctly, it may cause problems.


5. Try another hard drive (if possible)

There may be an issue with the hard drive that is installed. Try replacing the hard drive with another one.




Feb 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I am playing Mafia for PS2 on my PS3 System. The game will not get past the loading screen for the Molotov Party level. It freezes (or something) but never loads. I have cleaned the disc. This is the...


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If the game is not loading properly and you have confirmed that it is working properly on another system this is a sign that you have corrupted data on your PS3 hard drive causing the cache data on the PS3 to me accessed properly.

The link below will help you try to repair the data but you may need to format the drive.

How to fix PlayStation 3 corrupted hard drive
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
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Nov 05, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (60 GB) Console

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My ps3 istrying to rebuild database after my dad ripped out of the wall while playing a game. It is not processing and the hard drive will not restore


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Unfortantly it sounds like something happened to the hard drive. Hopefully you just got corrupted data on the hard drive. However depending what you were doing when the system was moved the hard drive may have had a hard crash. Note the hard drive in the system is a notebook drive so it is more resistant to this but it can still happen. The link below will help you address the corrupted hard drive issue. If you still have trouble then you will need to replace the hard drive.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4853494-fix_playstation_3_corrupted_hard_drive

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

Issken
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Jul 12, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont start messages comes up saying correct hard disk not found


your hard drive may be dying. or the file system may be corrupted.

before you get a new hard drive there are some tricks to try.

#1 remove the HDD and boot it up without it in, then turn off and put the HDD back in and boot again.

#2 rebuild the file system in the recovery menu

#3 rebuild the database in the recovery menu


To get to the recovery menu you need to press and hold the power button when the ps3 is in standby mode untill you hear a double beep then release. sometimes the ps3 will go back to standby mode before it does the double beep if it does just release the button and press and hold again real fast and wait for double beep.

here is what mine does

ps3 standby(red light) press hold power...........beep...............beep.........standby again, release hold............beep..................double beep ..release power button.

from the recovery consol you can rebuild the file system and database sometimes when they are corrupted it has same symptoms as a dying HDD.

P.S. rebuilding the file system and database will not lose any of your ps3 data, other options will though like the restore ps3 and format HDD.
if the above tricks dont work try updating the firmware, if your at the current firmware you can re-install it from the recovery menu as well using a usb memory stick or a cd with the firmware on it.

if all that doesnt help it looks like its time to get a new HDD, but at least you can upgrade it to a bigger ps3 now. any sata laptop HDD should work. i think a 160gb HDD is only $50ish.

Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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SAINTS ROW ON XBOX 360 Freezes on loading screen when the game starts


It might be a corrupt game disc and you'll need to return it and get a new copy. If that's not it try to see if you can upload it to your hard drive. If that doesn't work then you might have to consider formating your hard drive because it might have corruption on that drive. If you are going to try to format, then by all means get a memory unit to transfer data to a new hard drive preferrable.

Hope this helps.
Sincerely, CBR2009

Jul 18, 2009 | THQ Saints Row for Xbox 360

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When loading saved game data I get a Data corrupt message


You need to make sure you have updated the PS3 as well as the games. You said you wait until the game is done saving, well just to make sure, check the HDD light isn't flashing (writing information). Also you should not just shut down from the game, quit game then shut down the system. If you are shutting it down with the switch in the back, shut down "softly" (holding down the PS button and selecting shutdown) then turn off in the back.

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