Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
How do you fix hard disc and files corrupted. then it says restoring and does the same thing all over again?
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.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
**** my ****
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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:
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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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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.
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