Hardware Corruption I turned my PS3 and it said your hard drive is corrupted and it said if i wanted to restore or not and i clicked yes and after 2 hours it is still at 0% and it tells me not to turn off my console. What do I do?
Donno if your still interested to know this but you dont need to buy a new hard disk incase formating or restoring did not work out. you can always remove your hard drive. follow the removal tips in the help and support ps3 handbook. thereafter you should connect it to a computer through usb drive. you can do this by dismantling any old hard disk casing and replacing the hard disk with the ps3 hard disk. once done connect it to a computer, format it and then put it back into the ps3 system and upon putting it on. you'll just follow the easy format instructions and your back in business
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its a data corruption error, you can first try fixing it by removing all your COD Black ops data
This may/may not work, its used to fix corrupt files in the hard drive. I've never had to use it but it might work for you.
1. Turn off Playstation®3. 2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again. 3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps 4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button. 5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button 6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
When your there go down to 3. Restore File System. Only select this one. DO NOT go on 5. Restore PS3 System, it will remove everything from your HDD.
Once that's done it should have fixed the corruption in the files on the system. Don't hold me too it, but It's worth trying.
I'm not going to be held responsible for anything being lost from your system for trying this, do it at your own risk. If you want, you could back up all the things you want/need.
This is a standard issue and usually means your hard drive has gone bad. You can try a reformat and see if that works just in case it's just an OS corruption, but this doesn't often work. Your best bet is to just replace the Hard drive
Has it asked you to reformat the hard disc? If you have tried that and it still doesn't work then you may need a new hard drive.
Don't worry, for $20-$50 (US) you should be able to fix it. Without knowing what happened before that it's hard to say. But my best guess is that the hard drive is internally damaged in some way. Just take off the small panel on the left side, remove the screw, use the little handle and gently pull to the right then out. It should be a Seagate SATA hard drive 20, 40, 60, or 80GB. Just buy a new one from your local store or online. Make sure that you mark the bad one before you get the new one near it so you don't get tem mixed up. Then remove the 4 little screws on the mountinng cage, switch hard drives, install back into PS3 and it will give you the format screen again. Click yes and it will format, turn off, back on, and you should be all set!!
turn on ps3 press x to restore on 0 % quickly pull out hdd. then wait may
take up to an hour a message will come up to formate hdd. put hdd back
in and press yes to format this process worked with in seconds for me
but can take longer. it does work but you will lose all saved stuff but
online stats will still be on the system. good luck hope it works for u
New fix (possibly), and it doesn't take a laptop or a friend's PS3 to do.
Simply remove the hard drive from your PS3, and turn on the console. It
should display a screen saying the hard drive will need to be
reformatted. Then, plug the hard drive back into your PS3, and allow it
to reformat. Your save game data will be erased, but you should be able
to use your PS3 again. _________________________________________________________
whoever has a problem withe their ps3 needing to be reformatted
just take out your hdd when the restore comes up, then press x, it will
take a will before the ps3 tells u to insert a hdd to be formatted
(took me 12 minutes)
Be sure to folleow these instructions to the letter, you could damage your PS3 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 isoption 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 corrupt, thus solving the problem.
Just keep clicking "OK". I think it's restoring each of your save files one by one. I've had the same problem recently, but after a while it will just start up again with all your wonderful data restored to its former glory.