Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Formatting stays at 0%... ?? why

Console turns on doesn't go to menu screen says,needs to format,then goes to screen saying formatting may lose saved data,then i choose yes goes to loading/formatting and stays at 0%?

>>>> I turned it on and off, I have tried unpluggin all wires for a bit of time then trying to turn it back on, nothing works... hopefully its not worse then it is... because its my brothers PS3 and i messed it up if i cant fix it i will feel terrible.

Posted by on

  • dlal231 May 05, 2009

    I turned on my ps3 for the first time and it says the hard disks data base will rebuild so i click ok and than it says error during rebuild process system needs to format hard disk so i click okay and it stays at 0% i sat their for 2 hours and nothing happened so the next day i tried it again and left it on and went to work 8 hrs later it was still at 0%? is their anyother way of fixing this without buying a new hard disk???

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 344 Answers

Hello. Don't worry, for $20-$50 (US) you should be able to fix it. Without knowing what happened before that it's hard to say. But my best guess is that the hard drive is internally damaged in some way. Just take off the small panel on the left side, remove the screw, use the little handle and gently pullforward then out. It should be a Seagate SATA hard drive 20, 40, 60, or 80GB. Just buy a new one from your local store or online. Make sure that you mark the bad one before you get the new one near it so you don't get tem mixed up. Then remove the 4 little screws on the mountinng cage, switch hard drives, install back into PS3 and it will give you the format screen again. Click yes and it will format, turn off, back on, and you should be all set!!
I hope this helps!! Good luck.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

PS3 turns on and I see the PS3 logo and the background "wave". But then it just stays at the wave---no menus come up or user names to sign in or any of the menu categories It is not frozen,...


This is as a result to system failure. Below is an instruction on how to fix this
Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn't detected after initial reset).
4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).
Hopefully this will solve your freezing problems.

Jan 30, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I've cleared out memory space on my xbox 360, yet is still says that there is memory space being used. How do I fix this?


The best way is to re-format the hardrive and start fresh - as you first bought. However, you will lose all saved account settings and you will need to re-enter them on the recently formatted drive. Somewhere in the menu, you will find the formatting process.

Oct 30, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Playstation 3 screen says " cannot start, the correct hard disk was not found." after turned on. will do nothing else. any ideas?


A long shot but it sounds like your hard drive has basically "switched off". If you have a USB sata hard drive dock I can help but its a bit of a complicated process. You need to remove the hard drive from the PS3 and plug it into the USB sata dock then connect it to your computer. Goto Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Managment. Look in the lower area of the screen that appears for your PS3 drive, probably E:, and look if it says "Not initialized". If it does, right click where it says that then click Initialize Disk. Put it back in your PS3 when it is done and hopefully it will turn back on. You will lose all saved data though as the hard drive will need to be formatted.

Hope this helps

Jul 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Hard disk corruption. says press x to resore but wont load past 18%


Try this:

turn on ps3 press x to restore on 0 % quickly pull out hdd. then wait may take up to an hour a message will come up to formate hdd. put hdd back in and press yes to format this process worked with in seconds for me but can take longer. it does work but you will lose all saved stuff but online stats will still be on the system. good luck hope it works for u to.
________________________________________________________

or this:
New fix (possibly), and it doesn't take a laptop or a friend's PS3 to do.

Simply remove the hard drive from your PS3, and turn on the console. It should display a screen saying the hard drive will need to be reformatted. Then, plug the hard drive back into your PS3, and allow it to reformat. Your save game data will be erased, but you should be able to use your PS3 again.
_________________________________________________________

whoever has a problem withe their ps3 needing to be reformatted just take out your hdd when the restore comes up, then press x, it will take a will before the ps3 tells u to insert a hdd to be formatted (took me 12 minutes)

good luck

Apr 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Hard disk formatting


you need to take out the hard disk and formart using an external casing in windows

Jan 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

I turned on my ps3 and on the screen it says: The hard disk's file system is corrupted and will be restored. So after I click ok it reboots and starts up all over again. I tried it several times and it...


This problem always happen when you switch off your console while it is saving data or reading data from the HDD, so your HDD file system damaged, in order to solve this problem you need an external SATA 2.5 hard disk case, extract your PS3 hard drive and insert it in the SATA 2.5 case, plug your hard disk to a computer, you will find that the whale hard disk is unallocated, so format it with FAT32 or NTFS using your computer, after that return your hard disk to your PS3 console, now, your PS3 console will recognize it, and it will ask you to format it, say YES!!... congratulation your PS3 console is working now

BUT REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA IN THE HARD DISK INCLUDING YOUR SAVES, IMAGES, MOVIES AND ALL YOUR STUFF


If the above solution does not work you would have to buy a new HDD for your PS3

Nov 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Can i stop the formatting process its still at 0%


Unfortunately if you didn't save your data, you will lose it. You have to finish the formatting process for it to restart. So just let it format and wait for it to finish and it will automatically restart.

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

1 Answer

I have an archos 5 and and it stay on the begging screen


Hi,
try hitting the reset button as a first step when it comes on. You might have to do a hard reset. Make sure you have either your original firmware or the latest from Archos saved on your desktop. When you do a hard reset if it comes to the Archos screen hold down the volume+ button until the white recovery screen comes on. If you have data you don't want to lose in it you might be able to save it if you try the repair or recovery function but if they don't work you will lose everything if you have to format. You probably will have to format sorry for the bad news but try everything first before formatting.

Aug 01, 2009 | Archos 5 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Format error displaying on screen when i turn on camera,


Format error,
Press menu in camera and select Format in list to format memory stick, click OK.
Problem will solve.

Jul 04, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

1 Answer

MicroSD card cant be read..


you will need a replacement as it could be corrupted, have you tried formatting it at all?

Apr 21, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console Logo

Related Topics:

263 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1238 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...