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Feb 17 2008
By: toekneehaze First Son 2 posts
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ERROR 80020148: game cannot be started erorr : How to FIX !

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Hey Brethern,
 
Recently I bought my gf a psp slim. Its not modded or anything. no custom firmware. nothing . just factory.
 
Anyhow, recently it started not playing umd's and saying an error message "THIS GAME CANNOT BE STARTED 80020148"
 
I was like what the hell? Its not even modded.
 
Anyhow this is how I FIXED it finally:
 
1) You must first backup ur data on your memory stick to your PC. Mainly the saved games data. ( directory is PSP\SAVEDATA)
2) Format the memory stick using the PSP format tool in system settings...not your PC.
3) In System Setting UNCHECK or UNSELECT "UMD Cache" this must be off!!!!
4) Connect your psp via USB cable
5) Copy your game saves / data back to your psp remember >> PSP\SAVEDATA .
6) Do a hard reboot of your psp ie hold the power switch for 3 seconds and it will reboot.
7) Your UMD games should now work with no probs.
 
This was so fustrating, when I couldnt figure it out. For some reason the UMD CACHE option causes this error. I dont know why. I am not a hack .
 
Hope this helps anyone caught in the same fustrating loop I was....
 
Peace
 
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Uncharted Territory
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Feb 17, 2008
Good job.

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Re: ERROR 80020148: game cannot be started erorr : How to FIX !

Feb 17, 2008
Yea happend to me before also.

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Feb 17, 2008
Neva happen to me

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Feb 17, 2008
Happend when i bought a PSP off someone and didnt check the settings before i played a UMD game.

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Thats why you dont buy off friends...

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Aug 24, 2012

Hi,

 

I have the same problem as  you : ERROR 80020148: game cannot be started error, and I tried your method, but still this error message comes up!

 

Is there anything else I can do, because I really want to play a game and this is really frustrating. This is my first psp, so please help me.Thanks.

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