If anyone can answer this then i'd appreciate it, i couldn't find a direct answer online, and im sure someone here has done this before, but does a hardware reset i.e : 1. Turn your PS3 off (standby mode) 2. Flip the switch on the back. 3. With your finger already on the front power button flip on the switch in the back and hold it down until you hear 2 beeps. delete all my data on the HDD on the PS3 ? As in will everything i have saved, downloaded etc get deleted ? (also i have a slim so there is no flip switching, so what do i do, take out the power cord ?) Im facing the 80029564 error whenever i tried installing anything i download (everything is getting corrupt that is) and i was advised to do this Anyway will doing that erase everything on my Hard drive ? Thanks.