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Ps3 comes on and has an message that says"The hard disk's database will be rebuilt" When I click "ok" Its says rebuilding database. After a few seconds it says" An error occurred during the rebuilding operation. The hard drive must be formatted. All data on the hard disk will be deleted during formatting. Do want 2 format? When i click 'yes". Its says If formatted, all data on the hard disk will be deleted. This data cannot be restored. Are u sure u want to continue? I click "yes" and it say formatting...do not turn system off. Then it does nothing.

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  • Ant money Apr 12, 2008

    I have the same problem and don't know what 2 do. I have a warranty and I'm thinking about shipping it off to sony.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    when i hit ok it just turns off

  • dfort May 04, 2008

    had the exact same thing happen as dre24, What do I do?

  • Smurf1986 May 08, 2008

    Switch on the PS3 and it displays an error, the database needs rebuilding. I click yes, to which it starts to rebuid the database. It then stops and displays the message, an error has occured, please format the harddrive to which i reluctantly clicked yes due to the loss of data, though nothing happens. It stops on the loading screen at 0% doesnt budge.

  • badmanbennet May 29, 2008

    exactly same.. turn on it ses need 2 rebuild database click ok it ses dont work need 2 format so i click yes an it stays at 0%.

  • keane123 May 30, 2008

    i hav the exact same problem

  • Micha89 Jun 11, 2008

    i have the same problem to =D
    Now all my saved data is gone :[

    And i have to buy a new harddrive :@
    i only have my ps3 2 months now, kinda sucks

  • Ryan142724
    Ryan142724 Jul 29, 2008

    When i Turn My palystation 3 on it says The hard disk's database will be rebuilt" When I click "ok" it goes on to another page where it looks like it is good to load to 100 then it restarts itself to follow the same process!!!!



    I need anwsers!!!!!!!!!!

  • bert_sunshin Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. The PS3 is brand new and only has played for 4 hours.

    After powering on it takes a hell of a long time for the waves to appear.
    Then the rebuilt message appears. After pressing the OK button, the % bar appears and the machine switches of, to start the whole process again. It's in a loop.

    Tried to get to the restore screen, but I didn't manage. Always get to the same screens.

    Bert








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So your saying i wont be able to pull anything off of that old harddrive now .............no possible chance?

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My playstation 3 gave me screen gave me a message of " The hard disk database will be rebuilt." Can anyone tell what this means????


Firstly don't worry, your HDD has become corrupted which is quite common if you don't switch your PS3 off properly.


Its difficult to say whether you'll lose any data or not, but if you rebuild the database your HDD should be fixed. If it gives you an option to rebuild the database then choose it.


If it doesn't then access the recovery menu and choose option 3 as described in the thread below.


http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu/board/message?board.id=147&thread.id=28562


Any further questions feel free to ask.


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Nov 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How to access Safe Mode on Playstation 3.


Execute safe mode when the PS3™ is experiencing the following symptoms:
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, the XMB™ menu is not displayed (only the wave screen background appears)
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, nothing appears on the screen
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating [The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored.] is displayed > [OK] > Restore operation > Restart
    Original message is displayed again or the system stops during restoration.
  • When the PS3™ system is started up, a message stating [The hard disk's database will be rebuilt.] is displayed > [OK] > Rebuild > Failure > System stops while formatting hard disk drive.
  • The system stops while restarting after a PS3™ system update or while updating or rebuilding the database. The situation does not improve even when the system is restarted.

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Step 1: Turn off the PLAYSTATION 3 by holding the Power button on the front of the unit till the Power light is red.

Step 2:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, meaning the PLAYSTATION 3 is powering on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep, indicating the video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a third beep and the system will power off (Power light is red).

Step 3:
  1. Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the first beep, again for the PLAYSTATION 3 to power on.
  2. Continue to hold the Power button and after about 5 seconds, you will hear a second beep for video reset.
  3. Continue to hold the Power button and after about another 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release the Power button. If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on the screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button."
    safemode1.jpg //
  4. Connect a USB cable to the controller and the PLAYSTATION 3 and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode.
  5. Then you will see the Safe Mode menu.
    safemode2.jpg //

Step 4: We recommending performing the safe mode options in the following order until one of the options works for you. If one of the options work, do not continue onto the other options.
  1. Restore Default Settings
  2. Restore File System
  3. Rebuild Database
  4. Restore PS3 System
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In Safe Mode, you will have the following options:
  1. Restart System - Ends safe mode and starts up the PLAYSTATION 3 normally.
  2. Restore Default Settings - Performs the same operations as [Restore Default Settings] on the XMB™, and also deletes PlayStation®Network account information from the system.
  3. Restore File System - Attempts to repair all areas on the hard disk drive where files can be saved. Corrupted data may be erased if it cannot be recovered.
  4. Rebuild Database - Deletes messages, playlists, changes made on [Information] screens, trimming information for pictures in [Photo], video thumbnails, video playback history and video resume information.
    This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
  5. Restore PS3 System - IMPORTANT: All data will be lost by performing this step.
    This will reformat the hard drive on the PLAYSTATION 3, deleting all data and restoring it to as if it just came out of the box. This is the same as [Restore PS3 system] on the XMB.
  6. System Update - Updates the PS3 system software. This can only be done with an update file already saved on an external storage media.

on Oct 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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...


s_kounou

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

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

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Wont start messages comes up saying correct hard disk not found


your hard drive may be dying. or the file system may be corrupted.

before you get a new hard drive there are some tricks to try.

#1 remove the HDD and boot it up without it in, then turn off and put the HDD back in and boot again.

#2 rebuild the file system in the recovery menu

#3 rebuild the database in the recovery menu


To get to the recovery menu you need to press and hold the power button when the ps3 is in standby mode untill you hear a double beep then release. sometimes the ps3 will go back to standby mode before it does the double beep if it does just release the button and press and hold again real fast and wait for double beep.

here is what mine does

ps3 standby(red light) press hold power...........beep...............beep.........standby again, release hold............beep..................double beep ..release power button.

from the recovery consol you can rebuild the file system and database sometimes when they are corrupted it has same symptoms as a dying HDD.

P.S. rebuilding the file system and database will not lose any of your ps3 data, other options will though like the restore ps3 and format HDD.
if the above tricks dont work try updating the firmware, if your at the current firmware you can re-install it from the recovery menu as well using a usb memory stick or a cd with the firmware on it.

if all that doesnt help it looks like its time to get a new HDD, but at least you can upgrade it to a bigger ps3 now. any sata laptop HDD should work. i think a 160gb HDD is only $50ish.

Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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.

Sep 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Start up problems


if there is any way that you can get to your ps3's main memory, either restore your system or open up your ps3 and find its memory and take it out and put it back in.

Nov 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The Hard Disks database will be rebuilt


this is very bad this what is called a sudden power shut down, you can do nothing take you ps3 back to the retailer or call a repair center

Jun 20, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disk problem


I have a problem with ps3 Cannot start the correct hard disk was not found. can any one help me on this.

Dec 31, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hard disc


try taking the harddrive out and put it back in or u may have to try a new hard drive

Nov 17, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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