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18 Apr 2012
By Goldjit
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Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

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I have tried 3 times now to restore the data from my old PS3 hard drive (320gbs) to my new one (1tb).

 

In each time, it freezes at 49% stating it will take about 4 and half hours each time.

 

After the second time, I deduced the size of the data file (from 230gbs to 177gbs) as well as complelely redoing the back up process.

 

The back up process always completed without a problem.

 

My software is up-to-date and the 1tb harddrive is brand new and works fine.

 

Please help me, I've been doing this for 3 days in which the PS3 and HDD have been on all the time.

 

Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can complete the restoring process?

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

Sorry I forgot to say;

 

IF it comes to the solution that I have to download EVERYTHING again (please god no...), I will be able to download the PSN+ content that has been removed over the months? (Like the free Burnout PSN game from last summer or DLC for comes)

 

Once again, I only ask this IF it has to come down to it... oh God... 230gbs to download would take weeks...

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

How long have you left it at 49%? mine took about 22 hours to restore just under 300GB and was stuck at 89% for at least 5 hours but I just left it and it all went fine eventualy.

I don't think the estamated time means anything 'cos it only said it would take about 6 hours when I started it.
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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

Each time had a overall timeframe that it would complete at. I waited:

 

First time: About 4 hours after completion.

 

Second time: About 2 hours after completion.

 

Third time: About the time it said it would complete.

 

I should point out that I did roam around my downloads and they always had the same imcomeplete file size. (So Burnout P would always be about 2.3gb everytime)

 

Plus, the harddrive I used to back up that data, has a light infront that flickers when it's in use. It stopped every time it got to 49%.

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

To answer your other question about PS+:

 

As long as you 'purchased' the game, DLC, Avatar or theme during the month it was available on PS+ you can re-download it from your download history at a later date

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

When i restored mine it got stuck for AGES...We're talking hours on a certain percentage with nothing happening....It took over 30 hours to restore fully.....I'd restart it again and just forget about it for a day or so...As long as there's no error messages

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

ok, I suppose I will let it run for a while then.

 

If anyone else has anything to add, please do. I'm completely in the blind here.

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

IT WORKED! Seems it wasn't frozen at all just showing on screen as if it is. Sony should sort that out. Thank you to everyone that helped. :smileyhappy:

 

Now... I have another problem.... My PSN+ content is locked and I think I know why. During my first attempt to restore the hard drive (the one that was incomplete but I still could use the PS3 normally), I activated the PS3 system from my account. At the time I believed everything was ok and I wanted to check on my PSN game data. 

 

It wasn't until after I activated it that I notice that the restoring was incomlete.

 

Anyway, I tried to activate my PS3 now but I still can't access my PSN+ games. Any idea on what I should do?

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Re: Restoring my PS3 freezes at 49% Please help!

Never mind, it seems to be fine now. Can access everything. Weird.

ANYWAY!!!! I'm all set! Thank you everyone again! :smileyhappy:
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