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corrupted fles on ps3

marley man

Novice Member
hi all new to this forum so this is my 1st post. i ahve the problem as it says in the tile. when turning the machine on it boots up ok then says the hdd files may be corrupted?? then it says ps3 will try and repair these files. after waiting for it to go from 0-100 and finish it goes tsraight bk to the original message again and keepr repeating the process?? so my qustion is is it repaireable? and if so how can it be done? ime no expert with computers but thanx in advance for any info guys!



Standard Member
Hi Mate, try this.

With the ps3 switched off press and hold the power button until it beeps and switches itself back off. Now press and hold the power switch again. You will hear one beep then two beeps. On hearing the two beeps immediately let go of the button. It will now come up with a menu with 5 options. Restore default settings, restore file system, rebuild database, restore ps3 system and update. You can try any of the options but I suggest restore file system first. If none of the above work then take the hard drive out and connect to your pc and do a full format to fat32, unfortunately you will lose your files. If you have to go the format route you will need to download the system update from sony and place it on a usb stick. Let me know how you get on


Established Member
casinosteve is right - the recovery menu is the way to go. I've found that the file restore system through the recovery menu seems to do more good than the one it starts itself on a normal bootup. I have no idea why, but I had this multiple times with Skyrim crashing out my PS3, & corrupting the file system. If I let the PS3 do it's own thing, Skyrim would crash again within minutes of loading it back up. If I manually restored the file system, it seemed to crash less (20-30 minutes, instead of 5).

Hope you sort it.

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