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25 Aug 2012
By Ewyk-

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My PlayStation 3 is stuck in File System Restore loop?

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Hello.

 

I got an problem yesterday when i started my ps3, it said File system storage memory is reset because it is damaged, I have tryed everything, hold down the main switch and going into safe mode, but when i press something there i get stuck at "Preparing, wait" What is the problem, Yes i have put out the electric cable 1 time.. but this didnt happen after that, i got this problem now after 2-4 weeks.

 

Can i please get some help? :/

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So this message always re-occurs after each reset?

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Yes it did, but i sloved it. in this way.

 

 

For all those who have this problem, that the message comes up after you reseted it.

 

1. Remove your harddisk.

2. Clean it.

3. Put it in again, (Just have it open so you can remove it at anytime)

4. Go into safe mode.

5. Press Restore PS3 system * Note this will delete all the content on you HDD so ensure a back up is made prior to doing this step.

6. It will start restor your system. (DO NOT SHUT DOWN YOUR SYSTEM AT THIS TIME, Its are very dangerous!)

7. Follow the steps trough your new system. (I mean New name, etc.)

8. If you followed this guide right, Your PS3 will work!

 

Good luck!

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You shouldn't need to remove the hard disk, and to warn people; selecting "Restore PS3 System" WILL DELETE EVERYTHING on your PS3.
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Oh sorry, i just wrote down what i did to get my ps3 work again.. And i forgott to write that everything will be deleted.. But if an normal person do this i think he/she will get that everything will be deleted when you RESTORE!!! -.-

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Ewyk- wrote:

Oh sorry, i just wrote down what i did to get my ps3 work again.. And i forgott to write that everything will be deleted.. But if an normal person do this i think he/she will get that everything will be deleted when you RESTORE!!! -.-



Hi Ewyk, 

 

I have added a little warning in your solution for people to let them know the step removes data and to do a backup! :Thumbs:

 

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3 questions...

 

1. how do you back up your data?

 

2. is it possible to take the data off your HDD using an external HDD case and extracting the save game data onto your PC. 

 

3. even if i did the above, would i still be able to use that saved game data?    Thanks

 

 

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SoundSword wrote:

 

1. how do you back up your data?

 

 Use Backup Utility on the XMB :smileywink: You'll need a decent size of FAT32 formatted USB storage. You can find detailed info here!

 


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2. is it possible to take the data off your HDD using an external HDD case and extracting the save game data onto your PC.  



Insert a HDD formatted as FAT32, and open Save Data Utility. Find your save and press triangle, choose copy and select the USB drive as the target destination. Simples!

 


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3. even if i did the above, would i still be able to use that saved game data?



Sure! You simply copy the data back onto the PS3 and it'll work again.

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My ps3 does this thing to where I try to restore it but it gets stuck loading at 42 percent, then I try safe mode but when I try to do anything from there Iget stuck on a screen that says "Preparing... Please wait" can anyone please help me fix this!?
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Change the hard drive ^^ It's bust.
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