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My ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem

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  • hustlano1 Mar 29, 2008

    i turned on my ps3 and it came up saying hard drive corrupted over and over again. please what do i do?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    hard disk drive corrupted

  • curtp41 Mar 30, 2008

    I have the same problem hard drive corrupted and when you press ok so it will fix itself it dosn't and get the same message over again.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    my ps3 says that hard disk is courrupted how can i fix this please help i just got this 2 days ago


  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    I ma having the same problems I turned my ps3 on then a msg on the screen appeared saying corrupt hardrive restore i clikced "ok (restore)" and nothing happened it jsut restrarts itself and the same problem reoccurs PLEASE HELP!!!! CB

  • NathanH Apr 08, 2008

    my ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem

  • jcc russian Apr 08, 2008

    I Have The Same Problem Please Help Me

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    Im afraid your gonna have to reformat or buy a new HD

    but since u cant do it from the ps3 your gonna have to do it from ur computer

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2008

    You can fix this with a PS3 Repair Guide from www.PS3RepairsGuide.com































    You can fix this with a PS3 Repair Guide from www.PS3RepairsGuide.com

  • grantj4444 Apr 21, 2008

    my ps3 hard drive
    is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it
    can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i
    want to know how to fix that problem

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    my ps3 hardrive will not restore

  • Maxi123Fly Apr 25, 2008

    on my ps3 its ays the hard drive is coruppted click here to restore i do that and then its turns of then turns off and starts again? please help

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    my ps3 hard drive will not restore

  • lilmar116 May 17, 2008

    every time i turn my ps3 on it says the hard disk is corrupted and it needs to be restored and when i press it, it restarts and say it again

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    Every time I turn on the Playstation(R) 3 system it displays a message telling me that the Hard disk is corrupted and that the system need to be restored, I restore it, but it restores and displays the same message, again and goes into some kind of evil circle or whatever...

  • Tommykrem May 26, 2008

    Playstation(R) Computer Entertainment System

    I try to restore the Hard disk, and it does, but it restarts and tells me I have to restore again.

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    Every time I turn on the Playstation(R) 3 system it displays a message
    telling me that the Hard disk is corrupted and that the system need to
    be restored, I restore it, but it restores and displays the same
    message, again and goes into some kind of evil circle or whatever...

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    my ps3 does the same thing, it says that the harddrive is currupted and it will restore the data and when it fiishes it resets saya the same thing again.

  • agreeny Jul 03, 2008

    when starting my ps3 it comes up the hard disk file is corrupt and will be restored. It completes the restore then restarts itself only to have the same message appear. ive tried http://www.ps3forums.com/archive/index.p... but it takes me to a blank page.

  • asiandopeboi Jul 03, 2008

    it start but it freeze when it start!

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    ps3 hard drive is corrupt and keeps restoring never stops restoring



  • dsalas3358 Jul 26, 2008

    I basically turn the PS3 on and then a screen appears and says that the hard disk's drive is corrupted and that it will restore i press the ps3 button and then the numbers finish and the screen appears again.

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    Well I tried to play on friday night and the screen said the HH drive is corrupted need to be restored. I tried to do what the machine was telling me but it did not work

  • brent1172 Aug 05, 2008

    ya i have the same problem :(

  • clapton4701 Aug 12, 2008




    my ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem. unplug, restarted over 5 times. bought a hardrive kit got as far as placing the ps3 hard drive in kit, not really sure what program to down load or how if i need to do it in dos not familiar with DOS

  • clapton4701 Aug 12, 2008




    my ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem

  • clapton4701 Aug 12, 2008




    my ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem

  • clapton4701 Aug 12, 2008




    my ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem

  • MSLYGMS Sep 07, 2008


    my ps3 hard drive is corrupted and a screen comes up saying the hard disk is corrupted it can be restored and then restarts and that screen keeps on coming up i want to know how to fix that problem

  • Snaggs Sep 24, 2008

    the message says the disk hard drive is currupted reparing now and it keeps doing it and keeps restarting and showing the same message and the only button i can press is x during this. please my warranty is up and i dont no wat to do how do i fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    take the out the hdd at 0 and wait till it says sumthing about a format then put it back in....... if that does not work send it to sony



  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    im sure u all know my problem, lol.
    ive done it at lease 15 times now, its happened before but it fixed after the first time so....in other wirds...WTF!?!?


  • Drdumshit01 Oct 08, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • conredthorpe Oct 26, 2008

    have the same

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    it says "The hard disks file system is corrupted and needs to be restored" it restores it, resets my system and then does the same thing ove and ove again

  • eagle66310 Nov 30, 2008

    every time i turn on my system it says that my hard disk system has corrupted and it tills me to press x to restore

  • Sidey_12 Dec 28, 2008

    I brought a disk and i went on it the ps3 turned its self off i went back on where the disk is under games it said corrupted disk so i tried my other games and the disk would not come up so i cannot play any of them

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    well i bet uz dnt hav a playstation 1 there well betta than ps3

  • aaron slattery Jan 18, 2009

    reformat the hd it will get rid of everything on the hdd

  • inmer contreras
    inmer contreras Mar 18, 2009

    i turn on my ps3 and say the hard disk is corupted

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My ps3 keeps saying my hard drive is full
    I just got it how do fix it

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For everyone I also put this walk through together to format the hard drive on your computer if needed. I have found some cases where you needed to do this because a quick format that the PS3 is not completely fixing the issue.

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

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Hi my hard drive is corrupted on my platstation 3 i restore it but it keeps saying hard drive corrupted can you help please thanks anita

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I see that you are getting the message saying hard disk is corrupted. The cause of the issue might be due to various reasons. to isolate and resolve the issue, I recommend you to perform the steps given in the below link:

http://www.ps3forums.com/archive/index.php/t-41928.html


If your not able to resolve the issue by your self
Please contact SCEA Consumer Services for technical assistance with a PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.


SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)
Monday - Saturday 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM PST
Sunday 7:00 - AM 6:30 PM PST


Please get back to me with observations and results because it is important that I resolve your issue in a timely manner. I would like to add that we value your precious time and would be here round the clock to serve you


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Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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Guys ive only just got my ps3 and now it keeps comming up i need to restore my ps3 because its corrupt.... once i restore it, it comes up again with the restore screen? any help would be greatful as ive tried fixing it but cant.... will i have to replace the HDD?
cheers andy

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Hi my ps3 says cannot start the corect hard disc was not found please help

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

How do i take my hdd out of my ps3?

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

I have the same prob, found out last night i'm gonna claim on sonys warranty

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Hey, it happened to me and when i get home i will try this!!! Turn ps3 on turn it off, wait 20 seconds, then just keep doing that and i am pretty sure that works fine! i can't remember the link but that is what it said to do!

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Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Ps3 continously restoring hard drive

there are bad sectors on the hard drive which is why it keeps restoring cause it can never read all the info properly.

My suggestion would be to get a new 80 gig hard drive, put it in there, reformat it and youll have a great working system.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My PS3's hard disk file system is corrupted

This is happening because your console is not recognizing the HDD (hard drive) for what ever reason. The corrupted files are about to do damage to your console, and a PS3 will not turn on if it thinks further damage will occur. Here are two things you can do;
1. Try accessing the HDD reset menu. Here's how you do this: With a solid red light showing, hold down both the power & eject buttons. You're going to hear a single beep, then a double beep. Once you hear the double beep, release both buttons. You'll get a message on your TV saying "connect your controller using USB". Following all the instructions will lead you to a 6 item menu. You are going to choose number 3. If that option doesn't work, pick number 6. BE WARNED!!! Number 6 will delete ALL of your saved memory! I know that really sucks, but this may be the only way to save your console short of repair. You can "back-up" your saved data using a "USB storage device" Like a memory stick or even your iPod.
If none of this works, or the console just won't let you do the "double button" thing, it'll need to be repaired. You can contact PSR repairs at www.psr1.com. They are really great! They do both warranty & non-warranty repair work for a very decent price. I hope I helped. Good luck, Indra!

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: hard disk drive has been corrupted

hold power up front until you hear 3 beeps then remove fingr. hold power up front again till you hear 2 beeps then a double beep. connect remote via usb press ps button and pick option 3 it will not erase anything.

Posted on Oct 18, 2009

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SOURCE: PS3 stuck on screen saying hard disk corrupted

Hi

Please refer to this link for ways to troubleshoot the hard drive and sometimes if you are lucky you can recover the problem - however if these solutions fail the unit will have to be sent in for repair I am afraid.

Check out this link
http://playstation.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/playstation.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=441&p_sid=LcojCxNj

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Hello,

Put your PS3 in Standby Mode. The first thing your going to want to know is your model number. It can be found on the back panel of the PS3 on the serial number label, and it will begin with CECH. Example - Serial: XXXXXXXXXXXX-CECHXXX -

For models: CECHA01, BO1, E01, E01MG, G01, H01, H01MG, K01, LO1, AND P01, it will have a power switch on the back. Flip it off then back on and you will have a solid red indicator light on the front.

For models: CECH-2001A and 2001B, press the power button on the front until the indicator light turns red. If all else fails unplug the power cord and plug it back

Time to enter Safe Mode. Press and hold your finger over the power button on the front until you hear three beeps and the indicator light goes back to red. Then release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds the third and final beep will sound then the indicator light will return to red.)

Press and hold your finger over the power button again until you hear a quick double beep. The release the button. (The second you touch it you will hear a beep, that's the first beep. Five seconds later a second beep, another five seconds you will hear the double beep.)

You will then see this screen. "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button".

Connect the USB cable to the USB port on the front of your PS3 and the top of your game controller, (between the left and right bumpers). Then Press the PS button in the center of the controller.

You will then see this screen. -REMINDER: -BY DOING THE FOLLOWING ALL OF YOUR DATA ON YOUR PS3 WILL BE LOST, YOUR ONLINE STATS ARE ON THE NETWORK SO YOU WILL GET THAT STUFF BACK, INCLUDING GAMES AND ADDONS YOU BOUGHT FROM THE PSN.-

Select option number 5. (Restore PS3 System). Then select yes to perform step. You will then see this screen. "The hard disk's file system is corrupt and will be restored.

The PS3 will then restart. You will see many different languages, all that is is saying is, "Connect the controller with the USB cable, then press the PS button". Press the PS button and set your settings when it finishes it will start up and its fixed!

I wish you good luck.

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