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Blu-Ray Game Icon in Home Screen

I've disabled autostart for the PS3 games myself, so i always waited for the game icon to appear on the home screen to load the games. However the last time i was playing i decided to change the game about after an hour's constant playing of street fighter 4 to call of duty:waw but this time the game icon didn't show on my home screen.... i freaked and shut the ps3 down. Annoyed and frustrated i switched back on to see if it would work.. disappointingly it didn't work. So to check if it was a hardware problem or software i loaded one of the demo's i had downloaded once the demo loaded i pressed the PS button of my PS3 controller and wholla the Blu-Ray game icon of Cod:WaW was there. I can load and play any game like this for hours but still the Blu-Ray games wont autostart or show its icon in the homescreen until i follow that procedure... any insight will be greatly appreciated as my warranty just finised a week ago and in my country the is no sony support center

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Try reseting the whole system. Hold the button for 10 to 15 sec. Then try, I had this same problem w/COD WAW. It fixed the problem, but wont fix the crapy server problem COD offers. Good luck

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