"Cannot start the system storage was not found."

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by jDSX, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. jDSX
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    I got this error after changing out hdds the one I am replacing is brand new.

    Any ideas why I am getting this error? I cannot boot into safe mode.
     
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    Is the new HDD plugged in correctly? Have you tried it with another system to ensure that it works?
     
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    Yeah It's in the hdd bracket, and yeah it works in my laptop fine.
     
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    And does the system work fine when you plug the old HDD back in?
     
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    The old hdd is dead. Already plugged it in my esata port on my pc and it has reallocated sectors count.
     
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    Been a while since I've done any PS3 HDD swapping, but assuming the new drive's working fine and the PS3 doesn't have trouble recognizing it, I don't know that there's anything you can do until you can get into safe mode to install the system software. What's happening when you try and boot into safe mode?
     
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    I can't get into safe mode it just brings up the same message in error.
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Format the drive to NTFS on a pc first, than put it in your PS3.
     
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    I thought it was the other way around (fat32) :unsure:
     
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    It will convert it for you to fat32, trust me, format it to NTFS. I've downgraded / jailbroken over 2k consoles.