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Ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again. no other options to do anything else

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You need to get the HDD checked and mostlikly replaced. You can buy the same drive cheap online or you can get a larger one.

here is a guide to do all this

http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/2296642?start=0&tstart=0

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SOURCE: ps3 hard drive corrupted??

Had the same problem. I removed my HDD and reformatted it with my PC
using a SATA 2.5 USB hard disk caddy (you can get one at Best Buy). Had to do it 's twice but it worked so far.

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SOURCE: on ps3, when switched on,

  • Turn off the PS3 console, if it isn't already.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Connect your controller to the console with the USB cable when prompted to do so.Turn on the controller. You will now have access to the PS3 recovery menu.Select option three which states "Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files." This option will identify and correct and corrupt files. Your PS3 should now be fixed. If this option doesn't fix your problems, you'll want to do a complete system restore and follow the next step.Turn off the PS3 console by holding down the power button.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Select option 5 which states "Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch." Be aware that performing a complete system restore will cause all data on the hard drive to be lost. This option restores the PS3 back to its original factory condition.




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    On ps3, when switched on, says hard drive corrupted, will restore. after a while trying to restore, same thing comes up again.


  • Turn off the PS3 console, if it isn't already.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Connect your controller to the console with the USB cable when prompted to do so.Turn on the controller. You will now have access to the PS3 recovery menu.Select option three which states "Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files." This option will identify and correct and corrupt files. Your PS3 should now be fixed. If this option doesn't fix your problems, you'll want to do a complete system restore and follow the next step.Turn off the PS3 console by holding down the power button.Press and hold the power button on the console as it powers on, and then powers off again.Press and hold the power button a second time until you hear two consecutive beeps. If your console powers down before you hear the second beep, try holding down the power button again. It should work during the second cycle.Select option 5 which states "Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch." Be aware that performing a complete system restore will cause all data on the hard drive to be lost. This option restores the PS3 back to its original factory condition.




  • Dec 06, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)
    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
    3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)
    4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
    You will now have a screen with these options (I have attached a picture of this screen below)
    1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
    CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System
    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
    I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM
    After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like "you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data" Then you choose continue and that should be it.
    This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that's stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.
    If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive.
    However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren't corrupted) back to the flash memory which is corrupted thus fixing the problem

    Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    How can i fix my playstation3 becuase whenever i i turn it on it says " The hard disk's file is corrupted and will be restored. " It loads and everything but then it comes up the sam thing again, please...


    Hi the only thing you can try yourself is take the hard drive out to do this switch the ps3 off and unplug it then open the little flap thats on the side of the ps3 and once the flap is off you should see a blue philips (cross head screw) screw you need to undo this then the hard drive will either pull strait out or you may need slide it backwards or forwards depending on which ps you have one you have got it out leave it out and plug the ps3 back in and switch it on wait for it to come on then switch it off again and unplug it.

    put the hard drive back in and give it a try and see if it will work.

    if after doing the above it still dont work then the chances are you have a corrupt update all you then need to do is go to the official playstation 3 web site and get a usb memory stick and if you look on the site for the updates you will be able to download the latest update onto a memory stick then once you have done this put it into your ps3 and switch it on it should then correct the corrupt data thats on their and get it working again.

    if it dont then this would mean you need to get a new hard drive

    let me know if you need further assistance ok

    plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

    Oct 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    What do i do when it says hard disc system is corrupted on my ps3


    Ok try to follow these steps in order to restore your hard disks structure again.

    Step 1. Turn the PS3 off into standby mode (red light on)

    Step 2. Press and hold the power button. It will beep as soon as you press it, then beep again 5 seconds later and then beep once more and turn off. When the console turns off, release the power button.

    Step 3. Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, then beep 5 seconds later, then there will be 2 quick beeps together. When you hear these 2 quick beeps release the power button.

    Step 4. The PS3 will start up asking you to connect a PS3 connector via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then go onto the next step.

    Step 5. A menu will then load. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". The PS3 will restart and may report that your hard drive is corrupt, ignore this and click on "OK" to continue. Let the PS3 do its thing and hopefully when it restarts all will be well again.

    If this procedure does not work, follow steps 1-4 again but on step 5 choose option 4. If this does not work try again but with option 5.

    If none of these procedures work then I am afraid it looks like your hard drive may have become faulty. This will mean you will have to purchase a new one.

    I hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa

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

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    Hard disk drive corrupted, must be restored, then after restoring it restarts and says the same thing again and restores again


    Dear,
    you may try to use the PS3 recovery options.
    The PS3 stores a copy of firmware drivers on the hard-drive and will reload any corrupt files. To access the recovery menu, do this:
    1. Make sure the PS3 is turned off
    2. Press and hold the power button on the PS3 it will power on then power off.
    3. When it's off press and hold the power button again until you hear two consecutive beeps. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)
    4. It will ask for the controller to be connected via the USB cable,
    5. Turn on the controller and you will have access to the menu.
    Please rate my solution ++++ if it was helpful, or feel free to ask for more information. Thank you
    Peter_Rei

    Aug 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Hard drive corrupt won't restore


    the only thing that you can do is to replace your hardrive and then reset it this will clear any error messages that you may have had because of your hardrive being corrupted

    Hope that i could Help!

    Jul 15, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    My ps3 starts and will run a game for a few minutes but then it will freeze and the screen will start showing green dots dots increase in size too and lines will apear across the screen as well can you...


    Be sure to folleow these instructions to the letter, you could damage your PS32_bing.gif if you choose the wrong option! I do not take any responsibility! Please proceed at your own risk! If you read and follow the instructions exactly you should not loose any data! Feel free to ask questions if you are confused so you don’t make a mistake!! Sorry, I had to say it, I don’t want anyone mad at me if they make a mistake, don’t back up their data and erase it, and then blame me…

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    The current version of the ps3 firmware has a “recovery console”.
    You access it by

    1. Start with having the system in standby (redlight is on)

    2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.

    3. Press and hold the power button again and keep holding, it will beep as it turns on and then it will double beep. When you hear the double beeps immediately take your finger off the power button (if your system turns off before you get a double beep just try again and hold the button, it should double beep the 2nd time you try)

    4. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

    You will now have a screen with these options

    1. Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION®3 System.
    2. Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.

    CHOOSE THIS ONE 3.Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
    4. Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION®3.
    5. Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
    6. System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION®3 System



    IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE WRONG OPTION HERE OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA. The one that fixed my blu-ray drive is option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


    I REPEAT CHOOSE RESTORE FILE SYSTEM


    After this, it is going to restart and bring up a screen reading something like “you have Corrupted System Data. Your PS will now replace this data” Then you choose continue and that should be it.

    This option reinstalls the system files and drivers inside the PS3 with the original ones that are stored on your hard drive. In this case, it replaced a corrupted driver for the blu ray drive thus fixing my issue and hopefully yours!! This option will only replace all system files thus saving you from loosing any data that’s stored on your hard drive. Again this option does nothing to your hard drive it reads a file from the drive and rewrites it to the PS3 system.

    Here is a video of the recovery screen.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0SPmkV-jco

    If you want a more technical understanding of what this is really doing continue reading. DO NOT NEED TO READ THIS TO COMPLETE REPAIR. The PS3 does not boot from your hard drive as a computer does. It has a flash memory like a cell phone that stores all system files and system firmware updates that you get when the PS3 updates. This is why reformatting your hard drive will not fix your problem, none of the system files are stored on your hard drive (ex. XMB, system firmware, etc.) nor do they run from the drive. However, your hard drive does contain a full backup of your SYSTEM files and thus when you choose option 3: RESTORE FILE SYSTEM it rewrites the original system files from your drive (which aren’t corrupted) back to the flash memory, which is corrupt, thus solving the problem.

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

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    Hard Disk Corrupted


    you need to send the ps3 to sony so they can reset the hard drive and format the system

    Dec 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    PS3 black screen


    the thing i did was go to the recovery menu.the other person who posted said how to with a video.well for me it could not be restored because the whole hard drive is corrupted that solution will only work if a part of it is corrupted.i just went to a shop bought a new hardrive then it worked . see if it works

    Apr 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Ps3 hard drive corrupted??


    Access the PS3 recovery menu
    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 promted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
    6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
    ..I did this and i got my ps3 Back !! :)

    be patient and wait for those beeps.. they are important

    Dec 27, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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