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Nov 23 2011
By: brandonwuzherezz First Son 6 posts
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PS3 file sytem restore stuck

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Okay so my ps3 kept freezing and not reading any discs. I look all around the internet what to do, and it told me to do a file sytem restore. So i tried it because i heard this wouldnt lose my game plays like ac 2 ac brotherhood and infamous 2. SO i started it and it got stuck at 10% but went up to 48% and now it stuck for 5 hour and still going. Im afraid to turn it off. HELP!?!

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Re: PS3 file sytem restore stuck

Nov 23, 2011

Your hard drive might be toast. I hope you made backups.

Restart the PS3 and go into Safe Mode again. Try another Restore File System. If this one completes, take a spare USB thumb drive and use the Saved Data Utility to manually backup as many game saves as you can. If you have PlayStation Plus, then use the Online Storage.

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Nov 23, 2011

If i turn it off while it doing a file restore won't something bad happen to my ps3 .

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Nov 23, 2011

brandonwuzherezz wrote:

If i turn it off while it doing a file restore won't something bad happen to my ps3 .

Something bad already happened. It's damage mitigation time.

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Nov 23, 2011

So i have to turn off my sytem and try a file resotration again. WIll any game data be corrupted if i turn it off while this first file restoration becuase it says restoring do not turn off sytem.

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Nov 23, 2011

No, it probably won't corrupt any game data on its own. However, your hard drive might be failing. It wouldn't matter if your game data is getting more corrupted. You want to save as much useful data (game saves) as you can. You can always reinstall game data later on a good hard drive.

You could wait another few hours if the orange light on the front of the console is still blinking. Chances are, it's taking extremely long because your PS3 is simply having trouble reading your failing hard drive.

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Nov 23, 2011

the orange light is not blinking it just a orange light, does that mean soemthing

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It means the hard drive is busy. It's up to you whether or not to restart.

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Nov 23, 2011

i tried getting back to the menu but it says cannot start the correct hard drisk was not found

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That means your hard disk is completely offline. Stick a fork in it; it's done.

It was probably toast already during the restore file system operation. It's new hard drive time now. Remember to make backups for next time.

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