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Friends disappear when I go to look at my friends on the menu they are not there. It keeps saying rebuilding database hardrive

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Hello streetchick

The Rebuilding Database Hardrive message is the PS3 defragmenting your hardrive. The time it takes depends on the size of the drive and how much information is stored on it. Unfortunately, it has been known to freeze/crash, sometimes corrupting and/or losing data.

From experience, the only option is to re-start, and hope all's well when it's finished. Good luck!

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Hello,

try the steps below. Its from PlayStation Forum:

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.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System

If the above steps still does not solve the problem, then I think will have to update your Ps3.

Update your PS3 (in the settings menu the 1st option).

Go on the internet browser on the PS3 then go on the menu press triangle then on one of them there are delete cookies and the delete the others as well as cookies.

You could also try this as well: put the PS3 on then press the eject button (with no disc in) then hold it and switch the PS3 off at the back with your finger on the eject button still holding it, then put it back on and the fan test should be working this may cool it down. It might be over heating.

If after trying the above options and it still does not solve the problem, then maybe the lens is weak and that's why it cannot read any disc.

But if your problem is not still solved, then maybe you should call sony for further assistance.

Good luck.

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I did everything except this time now it says "


Try a Restore



PS3 Recovery Menu
  1. Place the PS3 in standby mode
  2. Press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, you should hear a beep
  3. Keep a hold of the power button for a couple more seconds, the PS3 should shut back down to standby mode
  4. Once this happens, press and hold the power button again for a couple of seconds, waiting for 1 single beep.
  5. Ignore this beep and keep it pressed until you hear 2 consecutive beeps, release the button.

Try restoring the file system (Option 3), then repeat with rebuilding the database (Option 4).

Feb 10, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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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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The ps3 stopped working and now when you turn it onyou have to rebuild the database hardrive. We mnow about the trick to play with the power button and bring up the menu with the format options and stuff...


There is NOTHING you can do to fix the issue but to replace the hard drive. The drive is encrypted by the ps3 so you can't even hook it up to a usb enclosure and pull the files off.

:(

Sorry but you'll have to swap the hard drive out with a new drive in order to fix the issue. ANY 2.5" SATA laptop drive will work so long as it's 500gb and smaller ;)

Sep 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My friends don't show up on my friends list



1. Turn off your PS3.
2. Press and Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again. Once the system is off then take your finger off the button.
3. Press and Hold the power button down again 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.
7. Select the Rebuild System Database option.

The Recovery Menu supports the following options:

Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.
Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the Operating System for the PS3 (doesn't delete anything).
Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
System Update: Updates the PS3 firmware to current version.

Aug 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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It plays movies for me, but not the games.


If still on warranty, use your warranty :)

If not try to do what i did.

I had exactly the same problem. I managed to fix it by executing so called Rebuild Database operation.

I followed these instructions;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

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.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed this DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu

Aug 17, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Rebuilding database


Go to the recovery menu of your ps3and do it manually.
Follow this guide.

HOW TO GO TO THE RECOVERY MENU OF PS3 SYSTEM

1. Make sure the ps3 is plugged in (stand by mode).
2. Put out your usb cable for the controller and the controller itself (do not connect yet).
3. Hold down power firmly, ps3 will turn on and then turn off, release power button when t turns off.
4. Hold down power again, you will hear a beep and then a double beep, when you hear that double beep release the power button.
5. Now you should be seeing something in your monitor that say "Connect usb controller", do just that.
6. After connecting the controller press PS button.
7. You are now in the recovery menu.
8. To rebuild data base choose #4.
9. If that do not fix the problem choose #3. Your last option is #5 if everything fails. But t will delete all the data in your hard drive.

Good luck!

Jan 16, 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.

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First go to settings and have the PS3 update the system's date and time via internet. If that fails, try rebuilding your database (It's helped many people in the past).

This is how to rebuild your database:

1. Turn off your PS3.
2. Press and Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again. Once the system is off then take your finger off the button.
3. Press and Hold the power button down again 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.
7. Select the Rebuild System Database option.

The Recovery Menu supports the following options:

Restart System: Restarts the PS3 System.
Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the Operating System for the PS3 (doesn't delete anything).
Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
System Update: Updates the PS3 firmware to current version.

***** WORKED FOR ME *****

Jun 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Rebuilding database


Seems that a glitch or error occured, I suggest Calling sony first as I am not there to actually diagnose it I dont want you to kill your system.. See what they can do for you 1-800-345-SONY (7669)
If not shut it off wait a few minutes and try to re-boot, if there are any other menues that pop up let me know. If you could tell me exactly what happens from turn on to the problem that would help.

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There is an option to rebuild the database in the device itself. It is in the settings menu.

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