today i tried to restore my defaul settings, i get a messge saying "settings information corrupt press x to restore default settings and i do that but all it does it take me back to the same message what can i do
If the system is completely unable to start then try using this tutorial to enter safe mode.
Start at the top of the menu and work your way down to the bottom but check between each step to see if it's fixed
If you've tried EVERY option in safe mode and not had any luck then your PS3 will probably need to be sent in for repairs. You can call your local Sony Helpdesk using the numbers here.
The problem is the hdd you can fix it or change it with a new one, i had same problem with my ps3 unfurtunately it happended to my 1tb hdd i did from option 1 to 5 from recovery mode and none worked so i put the original 80 gb hdd and it worked, im still tryinf to fix my 1tb hdd damn i cant play all my games with only 80 gb specially bf3 with all the maps and updates + dc universe online damn!