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Reinstalling the original operating system??Help please

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By steena_marie

First off, I'd like to thank you all for any help in advance.

I broke up with my boyfriend of three years two nights ago, and he moved out this morning. While I was at school, he "backed up" my 120g ps3 onto his hard drive. Now when I turn it on, it says:

---The system software cannot be run correctly. Press the PS button to try to restart the system.

If the system cannot be restarted, the system partition of the hard disc must be reformatted and you must reinstall the system software.

Connect sotrage media that contains an update of version 3.15 or later, and then press the start and select buttons at the same time. ---

I talked to a few people alread they said to reboot it. I did that I keep getting the same message. So the operating system needs to be reinstalled but I have no idea how to do that.

I need step by step directions or a link to a tutorial.

Help??

 

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ermm ..

hold down ps3 power button untill u hear 3 beeps i think it is then it should come up with a menu

just click restore ps3 system (quick restore)


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqACMhLQNeo&feature=related skip to 40 seconds and do from there on

done do number 4 on his list do number 5 restore ps3

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Sounds to me like he did more than make a backup to be honest. Sounds like your gonna have to start again.

 

First thing to try is to download firmware 3.15 to a memory stick. You can get it here

 

http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item249463/Update-features-%28ver-3-15%...

 

pop this into your PS3 and follow the instructions.

 

Good luc

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If that message has popped up I can probably guarantee that the hard drive that was in there has been replaced with another, you may want to check how much storage space you have on it, once it has been reformatted with firmware installed.

 

That message wouldnt (or shouldnt) come up by backing up or removing / putting back the same hdd.

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OK, as stated above should work, hes messed up your PS3 tut tut tut..

 

One thing that jumped out at me when i was reading tho more than that was Boyfriend of 3 years and while you were at school...   your a school till your 16, so if your still at school how old r u and living with your BF ???  

 

Unless your a teacher..

 

Sorry.. but Living with Boyfriend while at school sounds well.. so i had to ask lol

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TheNomadic1 wrote:

OK, as stated above should work, hes messed up your PS3 tut tut tut..

 

One thing that jumped out at me when i was reading tho more than that was Boyfriend of 3 years and while you were at school...   your a school till your 16, so if your still at school how old r u and living with your BF ???  

 

Unless your a teacher..

 

Sorry.. but Living with Boyfriend while at school sounds well.. so i had to ask lol


You need to mind your own business  m8,
back on topic,as the other people have said it sounds like your ex has swapped the hard drive with another one,i suggest you get in contact with him and demand it back,
otherwise follow the advice already posted.
good luck.

 

 

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she could have been 17, in which case she'd be 20.

 

If you don't think you can share a house/flat with another 19/20 year old the only relationship you'll have in life is with your PS3. have fun.

 

 

oh btw. good luck with fixing your ps3

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No she said she was at school today, you finish school at 16, then goto college then uni..  If shes at school today shes 16 tops (if shes a pupil) and living with someone at that age... plus been together 3 years ...

 

Maybe im getting old my daughter is 10 but theres no way i would let her move in with a boyfriend at 15 /16..   It may be im stuck in the past cuz im getting old at 35..

 

Of course it could be shes a teacher lol, in which case it makes perfect sense..

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Some of you guys are the weirdest.... just tell her how to fix the ***** thing!

 

Hold your power button till it beeps once - has a slight pause and beeps twice again then immediately let go.

 

Try choosing option 3, if that doesn't work - rebuild the PS3 System from scratch

 

Here's how to do it

 

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Zaiyan wrote:

Some of you guys are the weirdest.... just tell her how to fix the ***** thing!

 

Hold your power button till it beeps once - has a slight pause and beeps twice again then immediately let go.

 

Try choosing option 3, if that doesn't work - rebuild the PS3 System from scratch

 

Here's how to do it

 




Actually there is more than that, if the PS3 HDD has been swapped out, and the original one put back it, it's complaining that the system files on the HDD are too old compared to the system firmware. you will definitely be able to get your PS3 back working again, however you won't have any game saves and you will have to re download anything you have downloaded from PSN again.

Firstly get a USB key (needs to be at least 512MB).

Make a directory on it called PS3 (needs to be UPPER CASE!)

Make a directory in there called UPDATE (again, needs to be upper case)

Use this app to download the following file to this UPDATE directory:
http://download940.mediafire.com/x7y0z1be9qbg/mt4myxotl0m/PS3Checker.exe

When the download is done, safely remove the USB key, put it into the PS3, it should then recognise the key and load the firmware from it. (follow the instructions onscreen, it's something like press Select and Start).

At this point, after the firmware has been reloaded, and the machine restarts, you MAY be able to use the PS3 as is (if the HDD your ex put back in, was the HDD originally removed). If not then your only option is to allow the PS3 to reformat and initialise the HDD.

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Wow - well then her ex is one pure arse wasn't he?

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Non of you have any right to question or query her private life. Its non of our business and she came here for HDD help not 21 questions about her love life!
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HiggsBoson1 wrote:

Zaiyan wrote:

Some of you guys are the weirdest.... just tell her how to fix the ***** thing!

 

Hold your power button till it beeps once - has a slight pause and beeps twice again then immediately let go.

 

Try choosing option 3, if that doesn't work - rebuild the PS3 System from scratch

 

Here's how to do it

 




Actually there is more than that, if the PS3 HDD has been swapped out, and the original one put back it, it's complaining that the system files on the HDD are too old compared to the system firmware. you will definitely be able to get your PS3 back working again, however you won't have any game saves and you will have to re download anything you have downloaded from PSN again.

Firstly get a USB key (needs to be at least 512MB).

Make a directory on it called PS3 (needs to be UPPER CASE!)

Make a directory in there called UPDATE (again, needs to be upper case)

Use this app to download the following file to this UPDATE directory:
http://download940.mediafire.com/x7y0z1be9qbg/mt4myxotl0m/PS3Checker.exe

When the download is done, safely remove the USB key, put it into the PS3, it should then recognise the key and load the firmware from it. (follow the instructions onscreen, it's something like press Select and Start).

At this point, after the firmware has been reloaded, and the machine restarts, you MAY be able to use the PS3 as is (if the HDD your ex put back in, was the HDD originally removed). If not then your only option is to allow the PS3 to reformat and initialise the HDD.



This ^^

 

Don't worry OP , If you do this you should get the PS3 OS back to functional.

 

By the sounds of it your ex bf just swapped the hard drive, so the save games , music , pictures that was stored on the PS3 prior to him backing it up and removing the hard drive will not be there when you get the PS3 functional again.

 

Oh if he has done this then it might be worth telling him that if he puts that hard drive in another PS3 it will wipe the data off that hard drive.

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Checks date of original post.

Assumes OP has either fixed it, or not ;)

Thread resurrecter - do the whole USB download thing :)
Assuming you have a slim PS3.
If not, you have other problems...
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lol read the date of the op post
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Dude... Why are we replying to 1 year old thread? :Stupid: I thought this was recent. silly me... I bet she's propbably married now with 2 kids.:smileytongue:

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Can someone please help I have called Sony there no help I installed a larger had in my ps3 and when I got it all done like showed I can only use the ps3 as computer nothing more I cant play games or movies of any kind. What do I need to do I upgraded to 3.70

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Your HDD is swapped.

it's asking for the latest firmware update (3.70 is the latest.) to able you to continue

 

First get an external USB stick/HDD and format it to FAT32 (you may need 3rd party software to transfer format from NTFS standard)

 

once done create a folder titled 'PS3' Uppercase on the external HDD

 

Click on PS3 and create another folder titled 'UPDATE' Uppercase

 

Access internet uk.playstation.com  Latest Firmware and download, save to the file PS3+UPDATE you've just created.

 

Once file is downloaded to external HDD, plug it into one of the USB ports on the PS3 when it asks you for the latest version of the Update.

 

If done corectly it should install and reboot PS3 and then you're good to go.

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Can someone please help I have called Sony there no help I installed a larger had in my ps3 and when I got it all done like showed I can only use the ps3 as computer nothing more I cant play games or movies of any kind. What do I need to do I upgraded to 3.70



There's probably something wrong with the Blu-ray driveor you ran the PS3 in a different setting and probably you forgot to format HDD to Fat 32.

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cowboygreg88 wrote:

Can someone please help I have called Sony there no help I installed a larger had in my ps3 and when I got it all done like showed I can only use the ps3 as computer nothing more I cant play games or movies of any kind. What do I need to do I upgraded to 3.70



There's probably something wrong with the Blu-ray driveor you ran the PS3 in a different setting and probably you forgot to format HDD to Fat 32.


 

blu-ray drive = possible cause. Yes.

 

not formatting drive = possible cause. No.  You don't need to format a drive if you are going to use it as the internal HDD.

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