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So I just got home from work and my roomate and I wanted to play the new NFS: Hot Pursuit we just got. Earlier today the system froze and we did a soft reset. Now when we power up the PS3 we get the "Hard Drive is Corrupt. Must Restore" dealie. In a continuous loop. It does the restore, loads and gives it to us again. Is there somethng we can do? Or is a major repai in order?
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver;11768246 
So I just got home from work and my roomate and I wanted to play the new NFS: Hot Pursuit we just got. Earlier today the system froze and we did a soft reset. Now when we power up the PS3 we get the "Hard Drive is Corrupt. Must Restore" dealie. In a continuous loop. It does the restore, loads and gives it to us again. Is there somethng we can do? Or is a major repai in order?

depends on how old the ps3 is. if it's out of warranty just pickup a replacment 2.5" drive slap it in and be done. if it's in warranty contact sony
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Hmm no other ideas people?
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have you tried formatting the drive in the pc?? Then throwing it in and installing it then...
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if theres nuthin wrong wiv the HDD, u have to download the PS3 firmware and put it on a mem stick and install from there. i had to do this before
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if theres nuthin wrong wiv the HDD, u have to download the PS3 firmware and put it on a mem stick and install from there. i had to do this before

I think Yoshi got it right. Same thing happened to my cousin. Upgraded HD and couldn't get it to reformat after installing. RMA the HD back and got a new- had the same problems. I looked on the internet and found a forum about some of the older PS3 have firm installed on the HD and needs to be copied to a USB drive by software update. Worked like a charm after that.
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Pop it in the computer and run an HD Tune hdd error scan on it. Can even do a scan disk to fix errors, while it's in the comp. If it were me, I'd do a zero-fill on it and reformat. If that fails, obviously replace the drive. If you gotta replace it, definitely opt for one of the Seagate Momentus XT drives. Only $95 for the 250GB Momentus XT. They are hybrid SSD / 7200rpm drives, and pretty damn speedy.
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OK So the consensus is to format the HDD in a PC and then reinstall the firmware from a USB Drive stick? Where do we get the PS3 Firmware?
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