PS3 Harddrive Swap – System Software cannot be run correctly. How to obtain storage media 2.30 or later./* Posted June 18th, 2008 at 11:39am */
/* Filed under PS3, Sony, Video Games */
While upgrading my Playstation 3, I ran into a little issue. The Error I recieved was:
The system software cannot be run correctly. Press the PS button to try to restart the system.
If the system cannot be restarted, the system partition of the hard disk must be reformated and you must install the system software. Insert storage media that contains update data of version 2.30 or later, and then press the START and SELECT buttons at the same time.
For information on how to obtain update data, refer to the SCE web site for your region
So what to do? Well after you swap out the harddrive thats the error you will be getting, what you need to do is use a flash drive and load up the 2.30+ media storage drivers. To do this, here is what you need:
A wireless controller
A USB cable
A PC with Internet access
Storage media (Memory Stickâ„¢, SD Memory Card, CompactFlashÂ®)* or a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive
(At least 120 MB of free space required)
* An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
Update data download procedure
1. Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data.
Using a PC, create a folder named â€œPS3â€ on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named â€œUPDATEâ€.
2. Download the update data and save it in the “UPDATE” folder created in step 1.
Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3â„¢ system will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.
Location: Save in the â€œPS3â€ folder > â€œUPDATEâ€ folder
File name: Save as file name â€œPS3UPDAT.PUPâ€.
I have included pictures of the whole process in this gallery