Matt_Teddy wrote:@winkdog81Glad to hear that you got it fixed now, nothing worse than a broken ps3!One question though, after you stuck the hdd in your laptop and had it formatted again did your laptop hdd still have all the data saved on it?I was gonna try that but I thought I'd have to backup all my files!
I just went through this problem of "corrupt file...HDD" and repeated tries with Restore. After some research on the Web I finally solved this issue.
Cause #1: PS3 powered off during 'write to disk' stage of game startup, which is easy to do if the factory default "Auto Start Game" setting is still on in System Settings (turn this setting off).
Solution: Sony uses Seagate notebook drives for PS3's. You will need to remove the drive and connect it to your PC (go to the link on Cause #2's solution for instructions). Because the PS3 drive format is not recognized by Windows it might not show up as an accessible drive. You will then need to go to: Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Storage/Disk Management and assign the PS3 HDD a drive letter - but skip or cancel when asked to format or partition this drive. Now go to: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads
and download SeaTools. This program will diagnose and repair the problem on the PS3 HDD (without erasing game saves, downloads, etc.). Next, just re-install the drive into the PS3, and remember to turn off the "Auto Start Game" option!
Cause #2: Physical HDD failure.
Solution: Contact store/Sony if still under warranty. If not, just replace your PS3 HDD with a 2.5" SATA notebook drive. Easy to follow guide at:
This dosen't seem to work for me. I can only use two of the test "SHORT GENERIC", AND "LONG GENERIC" the short does nothing, and the long generic gets near to the end then says "Long Generic - FAIL"
The other tests simply say "Test Unavailable" when I try them.
Anyone know whats going on. Am I doing somthing wrong
Since this is happening alot now, (happened to me this week). Can the cause be the Latest Firmware? It did happen after it.
I fix my PS3 by backing up my files and doing a full Format.