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John Dokos Posted on Mar 26, 2007

Cannot Start. The correct hard disck was not found.

Please help need advice . My PS3 will not start it comes up with message : "Cannot Start. The correct disk was not found" Any help would be appreciated.

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  • cdub76 Jan 01, 2008

    My system froze while playing Time Crisis 4 for the first time. Now the correct hard disk cannot be found. I assume this is related to the large data file this title puts on the hard drive. Does a company like Sony depend on a site like FixYa to do their work for them? At least here, I can type in the error message and find someone else with the same problem. I wish the advice to simply return it to the retailer was supported with a diagnoses and a reason why I can't fix it at home. Thanks.

  • Foodman101 Jan 10, 2008

    I left it on for a while, and it was shut down using the switch in the back. It now displays the message "Correct Disk not Found."

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    On playstation i have got cannot start the correct hard disk was not found,how can get this fix

  • danny-wizzle Oct 14, 2008

    i have the very same problem it was workin fine then i went to turn it on again it said it cannot find the hard drive. this is my second ps3 this year aswell how many more am i goin to go through !!!

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Exactly the same problem for me too. Playstation do jack sh!t in helping people with this matter.

  • horem Feb 25, 2009

    someone who has solved this?

  • Anonymous May 12, 2009

    this error can only be fixed by replacing the mb i sent mine in to get fixed and this is what they said


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