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File system hard disc corrupted

How do you fix hard disc and files corrupted.  then it says restoring and does the same thing all over again?

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  • gunplumber Nov 20, 2007

    how do you fix hard disk and files corrupted. then it says restoring and does the same thing all over again?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    It says hard disk is corrupted and we follow instructiohns to restore it but it doesn't solve the problem and we get same message again

  • Tigora Nov 26, 2007

    I to have the same problem. I tried turning it off for a while.I even unplugged it. I also tried calling A sony number (800-345-7669) but they didnt help in this specific area. I can't figure out what to do.

  • pspedwin Nov 30, 2007




    I have the promblem it says that file system is corrupted what could i do


  • Suzy61 Dec 01, 2007

    Got the same problem, when I hit "ok" it says it's restoring but then goes right back to the same screen saying " hard disk is corrupt....' Help! Can't afford a new one, son is sooooo upset!!

  • dcdancer Dec 02, 2007

    I have the same problem. File corrupted, and the whole system got frozen. can't do anything. What I worried the most is whether I can re-download all my purchase games once the PS3 is repaired by Sony. Can anyone tell me?

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    My ps3 screen says the file is corrupted. it keep on restarting everytime it try to restore itself.

  • cjonesy11 Dec 29, 2007

    i havent even played a game on my ps3 yet and its giving me this problem. anything i can do without having to wait for sony to bring me a new one?

    I cant seem to find any shops selling a 2.5 inch Serial hd

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I bought the 40gb, 12days later this happened. I've gone through the "restoring" process at least 10 times.... nothing. Thankfully, the store I bought it from is going to replace it, however now I'm a bit skeptical of the PS3, it has not made a very good first impression.

  • QDoggyDogg Mar 29, 2008

    yup got the same problem i went through the restore system but yea it just keeps on appearing

  • davant May 20, 2008

    i see a notice saying that file is corrupted and it say to restore. after restoring to the problem doesnt fix so i want to wat solution can be take to fix this problem



  • payoje May 21, 2008

    how do you fix hard disc and files corrupted.then it says restoring and does the same thing all over again?

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    My HDD is also corrupted and will not reset. Contacted Sony and they will relace the PS3 but only with a reconditioned one and I have to wait until 4 Jul 08 as they don't have any in stock. Seriouly not impressed.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I turn it on and it says found corrupted files and needs to fix and restart. After it restarts it still says found corrupted files and it does it all over again.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    It just want to restore when it turn on it say it has courrpt files it will reset when finsih . It take up to two hour then restart an does it again

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The better choice is...

buy a new hd and replace it, the original go bad quick.
replacing it resolve all of corrupt problems.

sometimes, you repair it,then when going to save a game, the ps3 freezes.

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I just went through this problem of "corrupt file...HDD" and repeated tries with Restore. After some research on the Web I finally solved this issue.

Cause #1: PS3 powered off during 'write to disk' stage of game startup, which is easy to do if the factory default "Auto Start Game" setting is still on in System Settings (turn this setting off).
Solution: Sony uses Seagate notebook drives for PS3's. You will need to remove the drive and connect it to your PC (go to the link on Cause #2's solution for instructions). Because the PS3 drive format is not recognized by Windows it might not show up as an accessible drive. You will then need to go to: Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management and assign the PS3 HDD a drive letter - but skip or cancel when asked to format or partition this drive. Now go to: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/
and download SeaTools. This program will diagnose and repair the problem on the PS3 HDD. Next, just re-install the drive into the PS3, and remember to turn off the "Auto Start Game" option!

Cause #2: Physical HDD failure.
Solution: Contact store/Sony if still under warranty. If not, just replace your PS3 HDD with a 2.5" SATA notebook drive. Easy to follow guide at:
http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3media&thread.id=32840

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JUST HAPPENED TO ME, I WENT TO COMPUSA AND PURCHASED A NEW HD (TOSHIBA 80 GB),REMOVED THE OLD ONE AND INSTALLED IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES, ITS RUNNING AGAIN AND GAIN EXTRA 20 GB.( 80 GB TOTAL).
YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR INFO !!

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

I've just had the same problem i just went through the process four or five times untill it worked

hope this helps

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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On ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again.


  • Turn off the PS3 console, if it isn't already.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Connect your controller to the console with the USB cable when prompted to do so.Turn on the controller. You will now have access to the PS3 recovery menu.Select option three which states "Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files." This option will identify and correct and corrupt files. Your PS3 should now be fixed. If this option doesn't fix your problems, you'll want to do a complete system restore and follow the next step.Turn off the PS3 console by holding down the power button.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Select option 5 which states "Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch." Be aware that performing a complete system restore will cause all data on the hard drive to be lost. This option restores the PS3 back to its original factory condition.




  • Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Disc not being recognized.



    The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
    You access it by

    1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

    3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

    4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

    You will now have a screen with these options

    1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

    CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System



    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


    I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


    After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

    This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

    Here is a video of the recovery screen.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

    If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive. However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash memory which is corrupted thus fixing the problem.


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    Hard drive corrupt won't restore


    the only thing that you can do is to replace your hardrive and then reset it this will clear any error messages that you may have had because of your hardrive being corrupted

    Hope that i could Help!

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    Your hard drive may have gone bad. Maybe try using a different hard drive. Once you put it in, the system data should install itself.

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    Disc reading problem


    Be sure to folleow these instructions to the letter, you could damage your PS32_bing.gif if you choose the wrong option! I do not take any responsibility! Please proceed at your own risk! If you read and follow the instructions exactly you should not loose any data! Feel free to ask questions if you are confused so you don’t make a mistake!! Sorry, I had to say it, I don’t want anyone mad at me if they make a mistake, don’t back up their data and erase it, and then blame me…

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
    You access it by

    1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

    3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

    4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

    You will now have a screen with these options

    1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

    CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System



    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


    I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


    After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

    This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

    Here is a video of the recovery screen.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

    If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive. However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash

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