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Ps3 hard drive corrupted??

On ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again. no other options to do anything else. was working fine xmas day. do i need to reset the settings? if so how?

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    Exactly the same problem

  • dede 2365 Jun 15, 2008

    my ps3 when truned on is saying hard drive file is corrupted, it will be restored

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    it says hardrive corrupted and it says it will restore, but when it does restore the same message comes back. i called tech support and they are replacing it for free. im under warranty. but how do i get the songs that i bought if they are going to replace it? i bought 50. dollars worth of songs for rock band

  • lifechange Jul 10, 2008

    It says hard drive corrupted over and over again. I need a number to call!

  • Stratto12 Jul 10, 2008

    When I turn my PS3 on is says the hard disk’s file system is corrupted and will be restored, then I click OK then it restarts and says the same think.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    same problem will restore it but do it over and over again with no results

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    I turned my PS3 on so I could play with some friends, but when the screen turned on it on it said, the hard-drive is corrupted. It told me I could restore it but when it restarted it had the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    hard disk file system corrupted and will be restored



    when i try restore it goes to 100 % but then goes back to same error

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    on ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again. no other options to do anything else. was working fine xmas day. do i need to reset the settings? if so how?

  • jdllkcharles Aug 22, 2008

    The same thing happened to me, I went to play my PS3 and it sayed a file was corrupted, press X to restore it. And it went all the way to 100% and the same message came up again and again. It is starting to **** me off. WHY IS IT DOING THAT??

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    what did you do

  • kittysnipe63 Sep 25, 2008

    The same thing happened to me, I went to play my PS3 and it sayed a file was corrupted, press X to restore it. And it went all the way to 100% and the same message came up again and again. It is starting to **** me off. WHY IS IT DOING THAT??

  • veyron 407 Sep 27, 2008

    I click on OK to restore the hardrive and it leads me to the screen with the bar and it wob't move ffrom 0%

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    when I turn on my ps3 it would say:hard drive system is corrupted and will be restored

  • quincy012 Dec 24, 2008

    what can i do? i got the exact same problem like kittysnipe63

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    sony playstation 3 console

  • thony_966 Dec 25, 2008

    Ps3 hard drive corrupted??

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    We try to restore it and then it finishes but then it comes up again.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    my ps3 hard drive has been corrupted

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Access the PS3 recovery menu
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 promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
..I did this and i got my ps3 Back !! :)

be patient and wait for those beeps.. they are important

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None of these solutions are workin now im gunna have to buy a new stupid hardrive and i dont have any money

Posted on May 13, 2010

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Had the same problem. I removed my HDD and reformatted it with my PC
using a SATA 2.5 USB hard disk caddy (you can get one at Best Buy). Had to do it 's twice but it worked so far.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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I had this problem as well, I ordered a 250GB hard drive and my PS3 is back in business. The problems you'll face are the fact that all your PS3 files will be gone. But hey, you'll have a 250GB hard drive in your PS3 as opposed to a 40GB, 60GB or 80GB. It only cost $70 and is 100% compatable w/ a PS3. Read the reviews from the people who bought the hard drive for their PS3 if you don't believe me.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136123

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You can only do a system reset form the System Settings option on the 2nd to left menu on the Cross Media Bar on the PS3 start up screen, if you cant get there then you may well need to get the HDD replaced from who-ever you bought it from.
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Solution number 5 is what solved the problem....although it erased memory it got playstation working again...thanks!!!!

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

You all **** ****

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

You all **** ****

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

Same ******* problem and my warranty has run out

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This is all a load of bull. It dont work trust me i had to get a new hard drive from pc world !
£50 :)

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Sounds like a harddrive failure due to bad sectors..i can test for you if you like.. 15 dollar shipping..FREE inspection and we can correspond by telephone. if u . have access to a used SATA harddrive (any size from a laptop or other PS3) u can try that as well GOODLUCK

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How do i restore the hard disk drive it keep sayin the same thing i dont understand

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Hi,

In my PS3 have this problem, I fix cheking the GAMES Stored in HD, The message can be a Game DATA in HD is Corrupted, try remove the Games Data Stored (NO THE SAVED DATA).
With no working, you should be contact the technical assistence of Sony to analisys the HD.

Bruno Gamba

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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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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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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    How can i fix my playstation3 becuase whenever i i turn it on it says " The hard disk's file is corrupted and will be restored. " It loads and everything but then it comes up the sam thing again, please...


    Hi the only thing you can try yourself is take the hard drive out to do this switch the ps3 off and unplug it then open the little flap thats on the side of the ps3 and once the flap is off you should see a blue philips (cross head screw) screw you need to undo this then the hard drive will either pull strait out or you may need slide it backwards or forwards depending on which ps you have one you have got it out leave it out and plug the ps3 back in and switch it on wait for it to come on then switch it off again and unplug it.

    put the hard drive back in and give it a try and see if it will work.

    if after doing the above it still dont work then the chances are you have a corrupt update all you then need to do is go to the official playstation 3 web site and get a usb memory stick and if you look on the site for the updates you will be able to download the latest update onto a memory stick then once you have done this put it into your ps3 and switch it on it should then correct the corrupt data thats on their and get it working again.

    if it dont then this would mean you need to get a new hard drive

    let me know if you need further assistance ok

    plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

    Oct 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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    Hard drive is corrupted. It tries to restore but


    sbspblair5

    With that message you ether have a corrupted file on the hard drive or something is actually wrong with the drive. The link below will help you address this.

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

    Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

    Issken
    http://www.fixya.com/users/issken

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    Hard Disk Corrupted


    you need to send the ps3 to sony so they can reset the hard drive and format the system

    Dec 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    PS3 black screen


    the thing i did was go to the recovery menu.the other person who posted said how to with a video.well for me it could not be restored because the whole hard drive is corrupted that solution will only work if a part of it is corrupted.i just went to a shop bought a new hardrive then it worked . see if it works

    Apr 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    You need to replace the hard drive. That's the ONLY way you'll be able to fix that problem. Any sata drive will do. newegg has them for super cheap.Or you can just grab one from a local Best Buy etc.

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