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Restoring hard disk?

I turn my ps3 on and it just keeps saying restoring hard disks. What do I do it just keeps saying that. I can't even play games.

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Then your going to have to restore the hard disk.

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Hello. Your games wouldn't run slow even if you only had 1GB of memory left. The only time the hard drive will cause a game to run slow is loading a saved game. Anyother time it would have no effect.

If you have doubts, run a PS3 restore/quick format. That will clear everything, even the hard drive. OR you can put in a different hard drive.

Most likely your laser is dirty, disks are dirty or scratched or the laser is getting ready to fail.

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by a new hard disk it is easy. The only thing is that you will LOSE  EVEYTHING THAT YOU HAVE ON THERE! you can find a cheap one for like 80 bucks I have a 160 gig in now and i paid 89.50 email me if you have questions [email protected]

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