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Rebuild hard drive error at start up

Playstation 3 wont start. says hard drive needs rebuilt. begin rebuild process. says it can't because of an error. Hard drive needs formatted. You will lose everything if you format. I really do not want to lose everything on hard drive

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  • Amy623 Jan 25, 2008

    I have the same problem.  So even though I was upset, what can you do?  so I started the format process and went to bed.  Next morning, still not working.  Waited a few days, just turned it on, same hard disk error, says it has to rebuild.  Fine.  Then rebuilding had an error, says it needs to format (again?).  so now for 20 minutes the screen says it's formatting, but it's still at 0%.  

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    rebuild hard drive error at start up

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    what can you do?? i was just playing call of duty then i turned my ps3 off then when i went back to play on it again it said must rebuild hardrive.

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    I have the same problem

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I have heard from at least three others that when they did there last update that there system got messed up luckly mine is fine but what should they do and what should I do if it happens to me? as one of them informed me that everything was fine at first but the next day the system went bad, they can't even play there games, after speaking to someone at game stop they said that this is something that has been going on to contact sony, after that it was informed to me that sony tec said they would have to send it back and pay 165.00.. why if the update is what corrupted the system can this be possible? I need answers!!!

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Look in the instruction book for a customer support number or go to playstation.com and see if theres anything that you can find there

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Ps3 system update error


Sorry its so long but its step by step ;)

1. Download the update onto a USB stick using your pc. (Hopefully you have one). Create a new folder named UPDATE and drag the file into it. Then create a folder called PS3 and drag the 'UPDATE' folder into that. Note the folders must be in capitals.....
2. Underneath your console is a small panel near the front that pops open to reveal a small screw. Unscrew it and then remove a bigger panel on the actually front of the console to reveal the hard drive. It has a wire handle that will help you remove the hard drive. (Don't take it out yet)
3. Turn your console on and when the update loop begins take the hard drive out. After a minute or so it will realise this has happened and a error message will appear and a 60 second countdown will start. Let this time countdown and allow the console to restart. ( a post a read on a forum said that the console will restart on a screen that will allow you to download the update via USB but is did not happen for me and the system said it was unable to start because it could not detect a hard drive.)
4. Turn the console totally off and insert the hard drive. Turn it back on and as it is beginning to start carefully take the hard drive back out. Then a screen will hopefully appear that says to connect your controller to the USB wire and press the ps button. Do this and then it will give you the option to update via USB. Insert your USB drive and press start and select on your controller.
5. Then comes a step that I can't really explain and is the trial and error part of the process. When the system is searching for the USB update I inserted the hard drive. On the first try it didn't find the update and a error message appeared, but as I tried the whole process again it found the update and completely the process. I didn't lose any saves and more importantly, didn't pay a penny!!

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Ps3 system update error 8002F310


1. Download the update onto a USB stick using your pc. (Hopefully you have one). Create a new folder named UPDATE and drag the file into it. Then create a folder called PS3 and drag the 'UPDATE' folder into that. Note the folders must be in capitals.....
2. Underneath your console is a small panel near the front that pops open to reveal a small screw. Unscrew it and then remove a bigger panel on the actually front of the console to reveal the hard drive. It has a wire handle that will help you remove the hard drive. (Don't take it out yet)
3. Turn your console on and when the update loop begins take the hard drive out. After a minute or so it will realise this has happened and a error message will appear and a 60 second countdown will start. Let this time countdown and allow the console to restart. ( a post a read on a forum said that the console will restart on a screen that will allow you to download the update via USB but is did not happen for me and the system said it was unable to start because it could not detect a hard drive.)
4. Turn the console totally off and insert the hard drive. Turn it back on and as it is beginning to start carefully take the hard drive back out. Then a screen will hopefully appear that says to connect your controller to the USB wire and press the ps button. Do this and then it will give you the option to update via USB. Insert your USB drive and press start and select on your controller.
5. Then comes a step that I can't really explain and is the trial and error part of the process. When the system is searching for the USB update I inserted the hard drive. On the first try it didn't find the update and a error message appeared, but as I tried the whole process again it found the update and completely the process. I didn't lose any saves and more importantly, didn't pay a penny!!

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You have a hard drive error, can't be accessed or is corrupt, you may need to reformat you hard drive or replace it.

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My PS3 display's the following message when i turn it on..."The hard disk's database will be rebuilt" - When i click 'ok' it displays "Rebuilding the database, do not turn off the system." - Immediately...


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If the hard drive is hanging on the format the drive table may have just gottten corrupted. This can happen with a computer but the operating system can fix this usually. The link below will take you through connecting the hard drive to your computer and using it to format the drive. If the computer hangs on the format and/or you still have trouble with the drive then there is something wrong with the drive and you will have to replace it.

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

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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The hard disk data base will be rebuilt. AN error occured during the rebuild. The disk must eb formated


Sounds like there are bad sectors on the hard drive. Try quick formatting the hard drive and see if it goes all the way thru, if it does then try saving games on it and reloading the saved games, if it does then the hard drive is good. If it doesnt then the hard drive is bad. If you can't get the hard drive to format then that means the hard drive is bad and you would need to replace it.

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Yes my playstation 3 is saying hard disk needs to be rebuilt and it only says ok so i click ok another message pops up and says hard **** not found hard disk data will be deleted and lets you selesct ok or...


you could try to remove the hard drive then boot up, then put the hard drive back in and boot and see if that helps or you can try to rebuild the file system and database.

To get to ps3 recovery console to rebuild the database or the file system(neither will format the hard drive), when the ps3 is in standby mode(red light) press and hold the power button till you hear a double beep.

Most of the time the double beep comes after the ps3 beeps once then twice then turns red again when red again release and press again real fast and hold,... this time you will here a "beep" then " double beep beep" then you release and you will have the options to rebuild the database or the file system. basicly keep holding power button from standby till you here a double beep, if it shuts down try again, once you get the hang of it its easy.

if rebuild database and file system doesnt work then you may have to choose yes on the reformat option but it will wont hurt the ps3 itself just anything you have saved on it.

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Ps3 needs to be reformmated


go into settings, then system settings, then format utility. this reformats you hard drive. you most likley have something corrupted on it. Did you turn it off while the hard drive light was on. I've done this a couple of times.

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you must of eraze the data base try to google it and put it on a usb!!! and plug it on your ps3!!! IT REALLY WORKS ACTUALLY IT WILL CLEAN IT!!!

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