How do I format my Sony PSP Memory Stick?
I got a Sony PSP two days ago and when I got it, it said I had 30 MB. Now it says that I only have 900 KB (and this is after I deleted everything, my games and songs, so it should have a clear memory)?
I then tried putting MP3s on it but it won't accept any of the songs I drag into my music folder. It always says that I don't have enough memory (this is also when I deleted everything so my PSP has a clear memory)
I get a lot of questions from people who don't fully understand how to work with the PSP Memory Stick devices, and I believe that this is exacerbated by the fact that Windows really likes to hide files from regular users when browsing devices.
As a result, what you're seeing is that you have files that aren't being shown in a regular Windows (or Mac, for that matter) file view, but are clearly still on the Memory Stick.
Or, a simpler possibility: you're dragging things into the trash, but you aren't actually emptying the trash and deleting them from the device!
In any case, I recommend that every so often, and particularly when you first buy a memory stick, reformat it on the Sony PSP so that anything added by the memory stick manufacturer is removed, along with any hidden files you might have accidentally added.
You can format any size Memory Stick Duo in the Sony PSP by doing this:
- Push the little HOME button on the bottom left of the face of the unit.
- Use the arrow keys to move to the SETTINGS area, then move the up and down keys until you get to System Settings.
- Once you are there, click on the "X" button and scroll up and down as needed to find Format Memory Stick. Click on "X" again to select that option.
- The Sony PSP will now confirm that you want to reformat the memory stick (which removes every file and game save thereon, of course): choose yes and it'll format in just a few seconds.
Now you have a pristine new Memory Stick to work with and should have no problems with music, photos or other material you might seek to copy onto your PSP.
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Reader Comments To Date: 322
Do you know if I am better off buying my Sony PSP in the UK (where I live) or the US where I am off to in 5 weeks time, also can I charge any USA bought PSP in the UK & vice versa, I assume yes through the travel chargers?
Alan, I'd buy a UK PSP if I were you. Overseas versions are cool until they break and then you're in a very tough position.
In my Sony PSP I have a 256mb pro duo memory stick and I just formatted and it is saying that I only have 237mb of free space, where are my other 19mb?
Hello! I read your passage about the memory stick pro but still am having a problem. I have come to a point where my memory stick doesn't allow me to format through the PSP, it says that the disk can't be accessed... it is plugged in.
I upgrade my firmware to 2.6 but now i want to go back to 1.5 . I was wondering if i format my stick can i get 1.5 firmware back on my psp?
Hi, I just bought a memory stick with 512 megabytes and when I put it into my psp it says it has only 468 megabytes of free space. I'm wondering were the other 44 megabytes went because i havent saved anything onto it yet.
PS : I've already tried reformating the memory card and it still says 468 PLEASE HELP !
That's a classic problem, Jake, and one that makes me wish these companies would actually make 530MB cards so you'd end up with the 512MB available that you expect. The fact is that the actual layout of information on the Memory Stick (card, disk, etc) eats up a few percentage points of the available space and there's nothing you can do about it. When you bought a 512MB stick, it was really just a 'raw' measure: once you have it formatted, add a few necessary folders, etc, it's suddenly smaller. Very frustrating!
Put a SanDisk 1 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo in my granddaughters PSP. Loaded music to it via Media Player. PSP says "No Tracks" and we can't play them. Using Windows explorer, they show up on the PSP and if clicked, Media Player comesup and they play. Any thoughts?
Is it possible to run a windows operating system off a 2 gig memory stick. My hard drive tends to fail because of heat and dust. I'm only using a little over 1 gig on the hard drive.
I have tried formatting my memory stick pro duo gaming edition in my PSP following your advice and each time it tells me that 'there is no memory stick inserted'.
Gerry, no. The PSP is not a PC. :-)
Suzanne, it sounds like your memory stick is not PSP compatible. Can you take it back to the store and replace it with one that explicitly says "PSP compatible" on the packaging??
It states on the packaging that it is 'compatible with sony PSP' and even has a picture of a PSP on the packaging. It also states 'magicgate' at the bottom of the packaging. What is this?
Hmmm... sounds legit to me. Maybe it's just a bad individual unit?? Are you sure you're putting it into the PSP properly and getting it 'seated properly on the connector?
What is the procedure for getting it seated properly on the connector?
Take it out, then carefully line up the edges and push it back in. Push firmly on it. That should, theoretically, do it.
I some how accidentally formatted my memory stick, which is stupid, I know. However, is there any way I can get the data back?
There are some commercial apps out there that can help recover data from a memory stick or other flash device - just Google "memory stick recovery software" - but I can't say whether they'll work or whether they'll be worth the money. Good luck, and if you do try one, do pop back and let us know how it went!
I have a similar issue with a 1 gig card. When I format it using the format tool on the psp, it will only recognize 236 MB of space. The real kicker is when you look at it with a USB card reader XP recognizes at as a 1 gig card. Any ideas?
2GB Sony PSP had the same problem as Suzane,
I removed it and shook the contacts -- the gold ones -- a bit and put it back again and bingo it started working! Thought i should share with you guys.
I must say thanks so much you have helped me greatly in understanding my PSP!!!
Hi i used a hack that wrote on to the psp flash
memory and i screwed up along the way and now when i turn on my psp it wants me to set the date and when i do and press enter it goes to my psp screen but freezes and truns off. I was wandering is there any way of formating my psp like by opening or something? Please Please if you know anything or anybody that might know please please tell me thanks.
dear dave i have a slight problem with my memory card wen i bought i didnt no anything bout em so i put it in and nothing would save so i called the game store and they said i need to format it so i did and i worked for about 1 save and then i went to go save again and it said error so i took it out and no wen i turn my psp on these 2 red lights keep flashing and it says no memory card inserted and i even tried to reformt it agian but its like its not connected HELP!!! ME PLEASE SOP I CAN SAVE !!!
Joseph, sorry to hear about your troubles, but I have to say, that's exactly why I don't recommend or encourage people to use unknown hacks. :-(
James, I surmise that your memory stick device isn't PSP compatible, which is why you're having all these problems. I'd take it back to the store and/or replace it with one that explicitly says "PSP Compatible".
I try to format my memory card (2 gb sony memory stick pro duo) but it dosnt reconize it. How could i fix this. it clearly has a piture on the box of a psp.
I have purchased a Sandisk MS Pro Duo card, which I know is PSP compatible.
I am getting the error where it says no disk is inserted whenever I try to format. I have tried to format both in windows, and on the PSP. I'm assuming it's a bad unit.
For those people who think your memory card is less than you bought, you are wrong.
Windows measures size differently to sony, which is why it is less than it advertised.
hey dave i know u said that james probally had a memory stick that wasnt psp compatible, but i have the same problem with my memory stick and it is DEFINATLY psp compatible, i put it in and it says no memory stick detected, im guessing i messed up the stick itself, but if anyone knows why it would do this, let me know
my computer is windows 98 and it wont realize my PSP what do i do HELP ME PLEZ
ok i hear a lot of omg!!! its only 238 i bout a 250 ok heres the anwser just bcuz u bout that thats not really the exact amoutnt ur guna get so theres the anwser
i have sony 128mb magicbyte memory stick duo but now i have a problam my card is changed in raw format so it access so any way to recover it in fat format or not, plz answer me i'm in big trouble
how to move any data or video corectly into my psp memory?
I have 2 psp's both using v2.80, a 32mb memory stick and a 1gb stick they both work in my old psp but my 1gb stick wont work on my new one, I have tried formatting using windows and the old psp. The unit either doesn’t recognize that I have a memory stick in it or it just says I have 0kb free, when I go into USB mode and look at the card on my computer it comes up with the “removable drive��? but asks me to insert a disk into it, any ideas would be aprechiated.. thanks
Hiya Dave, i also have been having trouble storing mp3 files on my psp. I think i may have to format the memory stick, but ive got games saved on it, and it took me all my time to get to where i am at the moment on the games, is there any chance i could save the data on my pc and transfer it back when i have formated the memory stick?
i have just bought a 2gb memory stich pro duo for use in a psp when formating the stick it comes up as no memory card inserted
I try to format my memory card (1 gb sony memory stick pro duo) but it dosnt reconize it. How could i fix this. it clearly has a piture on the box of a psp
Can I use a Sandisk memory stick on my psp? I will just have to format it right?
I am trying to decide which Memory Card to get for a PSP and need help. Is there a difference between the Sony 2GB and the SanDisk 2GB ? Also, is there any benefit to the High Speed Sony 2GB vs the Sony 2GB ? Would you get the Sony 2GB or a 4GB SanDisk ? Any help you can give me would be helpful. Thanks.
i down load music to my psp only half the song plays the full time is in the corner when it gets half way thru the song it goes to the next song and does the same thing please tell me what to do
Hi, i have a 2gb sony high speed ms pro duo works perfect with psp but put it into the computer and it wont read ? whats wrong?
Dave, My son would like to download music(from limewire) to his psp. He does not want to reformat as per your directions because he wants the games he saved.Can you tell us how to reformat without losing this data or could you tell us how to store this data on our pc to retrievce later? thanks for the help. G.Posillico
My son's PSP will not recognize the games he inserts. The UMD icon does not show up when he inserts a game into the PSP. It did this once before , but after a several days it worked again. What caused this to happen and how do we get it working again?
ummmmmmmmmmm ok i really dont kno how to explain this but i was browseing the internet with my friend psp memory stick then i found a web site i wanted to save as my book mark so i took out his memory card and stuck my memory card into my psp and it shut off completely but after a few hours it cut back on but it didn read my psp memory card it says there no memory stick duo inserted can anyone plz help me :(
Sir, I have a problem similar to most posted on this page. I have a 2G memory stick duo (one from Sony). It has been with me for more than a month now and it used to work perfectly fine until a few hours ago. Now, the PSP won't even recognize the memory stick. I really need the documents I put in there. Please help me.
Additional information about my problem with the 2G memory stick:
The PSP read it again after a few trials, but only for a few minutes.
I tried the memory stick, a 32mb one, that came with the unit and it was read just fine.
Thank you, in advance.
I have a sony ICD-MX20 digital voice recorder with a 256mgb memory stick. The original capacity for the 3 settings was 4-11-22 hours. I've noticed that less than a month since I last used it that the maximum recording times have changed to 1-2-4 hours. Is there anything I can do to restore the original capacity, and why did it change? Thank you
Do you know if the new sony 2gb high speed memory stick duo is compatible with the psp?
i downloaded a game torrent off of bittorrent...is that an actual gam that i somehow put on my psp or is it just a pointless file?
i have a 4 gb high speed card and i used it about 2 week untill i tried to format it on the comuter. now it's 256 mb... the psp also says : 246 mb.. i tried to format on the psp- the same! what can i do??? is it ruined?
how do i get memory from one memory card to another i have pictures on my 2gb that i just bought but not my games saved data how do i do it?!
Please help me.
I formatted a Sony Memory Stick Duo 2 GB, but something happened wrongly. After being formatted the Stick then was not accessible at all. It seemed to die.
Please help me !!!
Thank a lot.
Here's a non-technical (mechanical) question.
My son managed to insert his PSP memory stick into
the E drive (it's in there)of my laptop. My laptop recognizes it and it can be opened.....but can't seem to eject it or otherwise remove it from the drive itself....he's bummed, I'm otherwise.
After the laughing stops...any suggestions (other than carry it in for service)?
i have a san disk 1 gb memory card but when i put it in the psp it would either say there isnt any in there i checked if i put it in right and i did it still said i didnt have a memory card in there please dave help me
I just got a sony 1 gig memory stick and when i try to put files onto my memory stick it will stop the transfer right in the middle of it and give me an error message and will close the psp and i have to unplug the usb cord and try again but it will continue to do this everytime.
can you please help?
I have a problem with my mem card as well. i have had this card for about a whole year now and it never gave me any troubles until today. I wanted to format the memory stick because there was an unaccounted space of like 300 MB on my 1 GB stick. I checked all the hidden files and every folder to see where it has gone, and the psp even told me that i had 1 gig. I could not find what the 300 MB was. So when I formatted it, it gave me an error message and the format was incomplete. When I checked my music/vid's, they were all gone, but it wasn't back to the orignial state. when I linked the stick to my computer, it only shows 2 hidden files, and that's it. There is no folders for music or video, or any sort, plz help me out.
i as most people have a problem with my memory stick. when i put it in the memory stick LED keeps on flashing on and on and when i try to format it, it says there isno memory stick inserted.
Hi Dave Formatted 2gb card for psp on computer then tried to down load data onto the psp which was asking to be formated, know an error code has come up formatted failed (8001001c)what have we done, what can we do to put it right? please advice.
formated my psp 1gb disc on my psp according to your instructions,yet it wont save my music and on my pc ,it is saying all my 1gb space has been used despite formting.
i bought a sony memorystick 2GB one and formated using a memory card reader now when i use it in my mobile or psp its cannot be formated .. even its not being detected by it ........ please help please help me ny one who know what to please write me
look i been tryna download music to my PSP for the last year i bought the USB cable and memory stick when i download music it says that the music is on my PSP but when i go to music files i dont see it what i doing wrong
I think it's probably safe to say that "Dave" isn't actually here as he hasn't posted a reply since May 7th 2006. I too am having the same problem with my sony pro duo 2gig stick (putting it in the PsP but it not recognising that there is a stick in the PsP, with the orange light continuosly flashing). Oh and if Dave does see this post, yes it is compatible with my PsP (I thought I would add that as that seemed to be your lame answer to the few you answered). Aside from that seeing as there are so many people here that are all having exactly the same problem, there has to be a site out there that can actually solve our problems.
Icey, didn't your Mom teach you that being pleasant gets better results than being hostile and sarcastic?
Understand that there ARE compatibility issues with memory cards from third party providers, even if they say that they are PSP compatible. Further, there are cards that are just outright mislabeled: go ahead and Google "counterfeit memory cards" and you'll see what I mean.
It's also the case that the quality control on memory cards / sticks seems to be lower than on SIMM and DIMM-style memory that you put into a computer: I have heard many, many stories of memory stick duo devices simply failing after a few days, weeks or months, never to be salvaged.
My general suggestion: pop out the memory card and put it in again. Plug your PSP into the wall. Try to let the PSP format the card. If it fails, take the card back to where you bought it and ask for a replacement and/or call up the manufacturer and ask for a replacement.
There's no magic "up-up-down-left" sequence that lets you override a flakey memory card, sorry.
Saying that my method didn't get better results pretty easy to argue when I was the 1st person you replyed to in a year but thats beside the point. Indeed I agree that there can be compatibility issues with THIRD party products, even though the main complaint has been about the sony pro duo, and again I agree that fake memory sticks can also be a problem. Saying that your general suggestion is to "take it back if your method fails" was never mentioned once in this whole page (not very general to me). If anyone else is reading this post, I suggest scanning the official forums on the playstation website as they are continously active. There range of information vast to help you sort your problem.
i formated my memory card but my psp dosn't see the games in iso and cso what can i do?
and the movies it dosn't see
help me please
what can i do?
cris, for the movies, you need to first convert it into psp compatible format before you are able to watch the movie through your psp... .mp4
Hope this helps you...
I just bought a psp n tried over a dozen memory stickz..none o them seemed to work n it kept on saying that no memory stick is inserted..n yea..one o the cards worked for bout a few minz but when i took it out n re-inserted it,it wouldnt recognize it nemore...plz help..is my psp messed yp??..thnx..Ah
hello, I have a sony memory stick duo magicgate that doesn't want to format. without thinking i hit the home key on my psp when it was loading the memory stick. it must've done something because it erased everything. not only that but it says available memory 0kb, and it won't format. it states that it was unable to format. what's the deal?..
hello dave i just recently bought a psp...and i have no idea how to use the memory card i try saving music and images off my computer and then i try to put it in the psp...and it dosent work...HELP!!!!
when i try formatting my 4gb memory card on my psp it says format error and then some letters appear after that. when i try formatting my memory card on my pc then it formats but 3.5gb is still used up an there is nothin in my memory card except a file which is named with funny symbols and letters and wont let me delete it. please get back to me im really stressing out.
Abu, I have heard a number of reports about having problems formatting 4GB memory sticks and my suspicion is that it's related to older firmware on the PSP. Those of you who are having problems with the 4GB card, are you running the very latest PSP firmware from Sony, or are you a few revs behind for homebrew capabilities?
I have my daughers graduation Pictures in a SD memory card (Fuji Camera) and when I took it out of the Camera and put in a card reader is asking me to format the card. If I format the card, I will lose all my precious Pictures. How do I get my pictures back? Can I get my pictures without formatting the memory card? Please help me. Isa proud mother of Honor Graduate Mush.
Hi dave i noticed you said you might need a new firmware to format a 4gb memory card. My psp is version 3.03 and i was wondering is that new enough or do i still need to upgrade?
hey, anyone know how to upgrade from a 1.4 to a 1.5??
hi my son put my 1gb mc in a digital camra and it wont work on my psp it keeps telling me that thare is no card what am i to do
my psp says that my memory card can not be read and that i shoukd format it but every time i tey to do it, it says format filed and number come up too and when i take it out is dosent work at all plz help me
Hi Dave, wondering if you could help me out here....I have searched and searched the web for a helpful answer and have came up empty...though it seems hundreds of people seem to be having the same prob.
THE PROB:: I plug my PSP into my computer wanting to put music MP3's on my SanDisk 2GB memory card. In "my computer" it recognizes a removable disk e: but when I click on it it says it is not formatted and asks if I would like to format it. I click yes and it acts like its starting for format and goes through the motions and when its done it says it was unable to format. I found some of your other instructions on formatting it using the PSP in the setting tab, it says it formatted but my computer says differently when I retry to put on music. This is very frustrating I had all my games and everything on it that are now gone and its still not formatted.
Another thing I just got a new phone a motokrzr k1m and its memory card does the same thing, so I cant get music on it either. So im pretty sure the memory cards are good...and am even surer that the problem lies with a setting on my computer and was wondering if you could think of anything. Thanks much
This is a classic err, but have formatted my memory stick thru windows and not thru the psp bec the stick has a virus that can't be cleaned. Now I have deleted everything! What to do now?
hi dave my mum just got back from overseas and brought me a memory card for my psp and it has games saved on to it and i t wont work in my psp but works in my brothers one that they brought
Same problem, psp telling me there's no memory stick... still no solution, by the way, why you keep asking Dave Taylor? its pretty clear he cant help anyone around here...
Easy there, champ. The reason I am not helping each individual person is because I've already answered and the answer is always the same: if you're putting in a good Memory Stick Duo into your PSP and it's not seeing it, something's wrong with your PSP and you need to get it serviced. I have a couple of articles on how to go about that here too:
ure doing a gd job here on this site but can u plz help me ive got a 4gb memory stick pro duo for my psp its compatible with my psp its been working but suddenly stopped and now its either not recognised and the orange light keeps on flashing or it is but says 0kb free space i try to format it but it says 'format failed(80220089)' can u plz help me im running software 3.10 OE-A plz reply coz i noticd u only reply nowadays when u r offended and i dont think that is true but if u dont reply then i will know that u dont reply thnks anyway plz reply
thanks for the info, this was bugging me a lot :)
Hey i just moved from a 1GB memory to a 4GB memory stick but after I put ever thing on my 4GB it wont save any of my games any more it says the data is Corrupted so I have to start my game over...and just today when I went to play some games that I saved on my memory stick it said that there were no games there ....so just wondering how I might fix this problem
i want to know how i can update my psp?
Hi Dave i have a 2gb sandisk memory card for my psp and have just recentley upgraded my firmware to 3.52 m33-4 custom firmware so i can play downloaded games, i have downloaded a lot of games lately and when i put them into the 'ISO' file of my psp they are supposed to show up. but only some show up and then again only some work when i delete all my games off and put only 1 on it works but then i have to format my memory stick to make the next game to work.
its like when i use over 1gb of memory the games just stop showing up, what do you think? should i get a sony memory stick?
Its me again wiv da messed up memorystick problem
I just found out da problem was dat da memorystick
reader in da psp is somehow messed. Nd i just wantid 2 say what do you fink da nxt step is i dnt wanna go spend big bux cos i may be buyin a PS3 soon so you know.
TRY ND GET BAK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE PLZ!!!
i have a 32mb memory stick and another 2gb one. the 32mb works just fine, but the other doesn't.
when i insert the 2gb memory stick the little memory stick light on my psp starts flashing and doesnt stop. when i try to format it, my psp says "there is no memory stick inserted". it also says on the memory stick packaging that it is for use with psp and that it is high speed.
ive noticed the little connectors on the back of my 2gb stick are shorter than my other 32mb stick... does this have anything to do with it?
i try formatting my 4gb memor stick and it keeps saying on the psp and on my computer this memory stick can NOT be formatted.
please help i am oing to get into a lot of troube.
its damages?? give a try! by using format from computer, right click properties-->> tools -->> error checking, automatic fix , bad sector all tick, if using win ME scan thorough then scan.. p/s : i dun have any psp MS or PRO .. maybe this will fix the MS as normal MS not PSP ms anymore but.. give a try format with Sony Erricson phone that can support 4 gig MS >=P
go to folder options and show hidden files, then delete them, its really that easy!
i got a psp and when i plug it in to my computer and try to look in the memory it says that it needs to be formated so i did then at the end of formating it says the formating could not be finished is there any thing i can do? I formated it using the psp and it still says it needs to be formated
I just want to ask, why I could not format my memory stick duo, it said "format failed.(8001B006)" and also I tried format with card reader and other, it failed also.
it happened when i try to upload movie to it, and updated file via wireless.
i accidently delete the vhs, module and font folder during revovery mode n currently my psp cannot get started.. eventhough i try to turn on my psp, the screen still blanked and suddently shut off after 3 to 4 seconds.. pls helpp...
how do i get memory from one memory card to another i have pictures on my 512mb that i just bought and my games saved data how do i do it?!
i have a 1gb sandisk memory stick and want google video on it. how do i do that
HOW AND WHERE DO I INSTALL GAMES ON TO MY MEMORY CARD, iso/cso ?
PLZ REPLY asap
My Son's PSP have ver. 3.52 software.
I followed the same procedures descriped in this website.
I'm trying to install update Ver. 3.80, I keep getting the message the game could not be started (DADADADA).
do you think this is some kind of virus or am I doing something wrong.
i have a psp bought in china with a 2gb memory stick and games on file (ISO). now i messed things up by trying to reformat the memory stick because a lot of the games didnt work. i have tried putting games on but all of the folders on the memory stick have gone, so they just take up memory without being able to use them. How do i make my psp recognise the games now? PLEASE HELP!
i have a psp bought in china with a 2gb memory stick and games on file (ISO). now i messed things up by trying to reformat the memory stick because a lot of the games didnt work. i have tried putting games on but all of the folders on the memory stick have gone, so they just take up memory without being able to use them. It used to work that when i went into Games, and then to the memory stick, i could press X on it and just play the game. Now it just says there are no games on the memory stick. How do i make my psp recognise the games now? PLEASE HELP!
(sorry already posted that but i left a bit out. dont know if its important or not)
Dave I just got a new PSP, and although I am preety good with computers I am finding some of the terms and concepts of this device preety challenging. Could you please give me a detailed intro of the device, I would like to take the system apart both software wise and hardware wise, but I am not sure I will be able to put it back togather again :) and the price tag was preety high for a risky learning by practise method :) Terms like firmware, homebrew and others of the sort are really mind boggling for me, I would like to have an upto date system, even downloaded a upgrade from the sony site but during upgradation the sstem gives me an error saying that the memory card cannot be read. I am really confused about this device. Please help, I would appretiate it if you could kindly email me the neccesaties :) Thankyou.
I tried transfering my info from 1 Memory card to another, so, I made a file, put all the stuff from my old memory card and put it in the file..now im trying to put it on my new memory card...but..i dont think its working, please help me! i dont wana lose all my info.
can you help me out man ?
I bought this new 8GB memory stick and when i connect my psp to the laptop it has to be formatted first and the laptop makes the capacity 3.52GB only ..
How can I make the laptop recognize the true capacity of the memory stick ???
can any one tel me how to put games on to your psp memory card...please email me on email@example.com...much apreciated..
hey dave i reformatted my memory card put i cant get the themes folder to pop up. did i do something wrong..
i just purchased a psp i don't know much about it or its usage.. it came with a 32 meg chip, what is the memory capacity of this unit.. it is a sony 1001 system... also is there a difference in the 1001 (black) and the 2001 (silver)..
Hi, I would just like to ask if it is safe to format my psp using my PC. Reason is I cant access my psp cause its saying that drive needs to be formatted. I tried to format my psp using the instructios you said but still the same. Any ideas on whats wrong?
hi i'am tali i bought a memory stick for my sony ericsson k750i and a friend of me has send me a song but the song was infected with a virus so the virus destroyt my songs and i wanted to format my mem ory stick but it says THIS DISK DRIVE ... IS NOT FORMATTED.DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT IT NOW? YES NO. if i click yes an then start to format it say WINDOWS WAS UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE FORMAT then it says THIS DRIVE ... CANNOT BE FORMATTED
hey, yeah i just bought a 4gb memory stick of Trademe auction site, once it arrived it looked pretty good in orignal case and that but, once i put it in i saved 1 game played it a little more and then when i went to save it again it just says please insert memory stick even though the lights is flashing
Uh i have a 4gb mem stick but its formated as a fat32 is there a way i can format it to fat16?
hello there? freind? my psp cant detact my memory stick, i dont know why, when i put my memory stick to my computer, it just need to format my memory stick, when i format my memory stick in to my computer, it just cant format, can u help me out? freind?
have a problem....i was playing my psp last night and this morning i came back to finish up and i lost all my games...everytime i go to the memory stick option it keep telling me " there are no games"..do you know how to get it back or do i have to upload them to the memory stick again???
i have a sony psp and i can send music but i send it ok but when i look on the psp it only has the name of the track WHAT DO I DO???
I have a 4gb memory stick pro duo. When i put music on it some of the files would mix with the others. Halfway throught the song another song would play. So i formatted the memory stick on my psp. Now it says that my memory card can't be read and that i should formatt it. After i connect it to the computer the computer says the disk is not formatted. I've tried formatting it from the psp and the computer but no way seems to work.
thanks dave! i owe you a lot!:):):)
i have music videos that i would like to add to my psp,but it seems as if the psp can`t play them.can you help what do i do?
hey dave i cant seem to format my memory stick in my psp.. but i can format it in my pc.. but after formatting it in the pc.. all the stuff that have been formatted are back.. is there something wrong with my memory card?
I had an older M33 (3.71, I believe) and everything worked fine... I could play ISOs and CSOs directly from the "memory stick" menu under games. I used to put the ISO files in the ISO folder (root of the memory stick).
After installing 3.90 M33 through a newbie program, the psp couldn't read the files inside the ISO folder. Navigating to "Games, Memory Stick" in XMB, I get the message "There are no games."
i have a sony memory stick pro duo 4gb for the psp....it used to work fine earlier and then it stopped working suddenly.i put it into my laptop which has an in-built card reader..the device shows up but when i try to open it it says to insert a drive into the folder..please help!!i dont care about the data it isnt that important is there any way to get my memory card working again?
hey, did what you said to format the memory stick, but everytime i say yes, it tells me there is no memory stick inserted....
its a sony brand, andi don't see why it won't pick it up..
B4 2days i bought my new memory 4 psp then it works
then after i put in memory reader 2 add data from pc after that i put in psp again then it wont work it show there is no memory card inserted then again in put in the reader and its not working in pc also ...some1 plss help me what can i do now???
8gig Memory stick Duo system says not able to be formated. Why? can you please help out me sir, im useing the space for gameing storage and alot of videos mostly & also musici.
Ps.I've just recently purchased the item hopeing to put it to the full potential
hey dave my name is isaac
i am 13 years old and i NEED UR HELLP ASAP.
my psp has got all my stuff on it and i want to know how i can download games off the internet and store them on my memory stick?
my memory stick is 2G
Hmmm Dave, heres whats happend..
I had a 1GB offical sony psp Pro duo memory card in my psp, i recently purchased a 4GB pro duo sony Memory card, the card worded fine, for a few days... :( then after about 3 days it would'nt recognise the memory card, then it was hit and miss, it would recognise it, then it wouldn't, all my files showed as corrupted and now it says there isnt a memory card inserted, i take the memory card out and insert it again and it tells me it cannot be read, and that i need to format it, so i try to format it through Home>Settings>System Settings>Format Memory stick
It will then ask me two questions which i answered both yes, then when it tried to format it started to do it, then a second later it told me 'There is no Memory Stick inserted'
Do you think the Memory stick is faulty?
I am unsure if it is genuine, the Sony logo and magicgate logo are kinda fuzzy and a little off straight on the card,
Please help Dave
i have a genuine 4gb pro duo memory and the problem is it my cousin formatted it via pc and now it is in a raw format and says 0 bytes in properties, i cannot format it using psp and pc...
what software do u recommend or diagnostic steps???
im trying to copy pictures from my pc to my psp and i cant,u said to format the memory stick, but i dont want to delete any of my memory,is there any other way to get the pictures?
i formatted it in my computer and everything in it is erased(i mean all the folders) any help? on how i can put them back in?
i just got a psp with a memory stick and i dont know how to put the memory stick through the psp witch way
CAN ANYONE PLS HELP ME ... BEFORE I GOTO INTERNET THROUGH MY PSP, MY GAMES STILL CAN BE PLAY..AFTER I GOTO THE INTERNET I CAN'T EVEN START MY GAME..AND I REALLY NEED HELP COS MY PSP SEEMS USELESS FOR THIS HALF OF THE YEAR..SOBS..SOBS
i tried formatting my memory stick on my psp by going settings/system settings/format memory stick and it still doesnt format so tell me how to format it.it allways keeps on saying "There is no Memory StickTM inserted" what does that mean? so i reinserted the memory stick and it said the same thing so what do i do now?
what excatly does a duo memory stick do? there's some pins and the other end it hollow. It doesnt fit in my camera.......? it came when i bought my 4 gig psp memory, which does work.
i have a 32 mb memory card.it wont read or anything. it is psp compatible and when i plug it in to my psp it just says there is no memory stick inserted.it reads on my computer but not on the psp.ive tried formating it and everything. pleasr help thank you
i have tried 2 format my memory card pro duo 2gb in my psp but it comes up and says there is no memory stick inserted. could u help me please?
My P990i Not run SmartMovie,CallRecod
i bought a one gig memory card the psp says i have 948mb free right now but when i try to put a 2.6mb song on it it says i need 2.17mb more space. what is wrong?
I have several Sony 8gig memory stick duo's for my PSP and the work fine while in the PSP. I want to use one for music for my car stereo (yes it has a slot for it) and when putting the card in my computer, I cannot add music or anything until I format it. However, if I format it, I lose 4 gig worth of space. WHY? also note: this is a new card and nothing is on it. please help. I'm afraid to format as I will lose space that I cannot recover.
hi dave, i have the same problem about my 8GB memory stick pro duo, while i put in my laptop using memory stick media, it said not formatted and when i tried to formatted, it only read 3.82GB, but it works fine with the psp, so what to do? i need to copy my data to my 8GB, pls help, thanks
I have a 2GB memory stick on my psp but when i try to save songs and pictures it says it saves but when i take out the usb and go to my songs it says i have no files. so !!!!!help!!!
omg!!!! i have done it...i had the same problem everyone else has had about the memory sticks...mine did the same thing so i swapped memory sticks out from my other psp...still didnt work...answer...throw it across the room in a fit of rage...ok after you settle down and feel stupid because everyone is freakin about u blowin a fuse over a mem stick.....pick it up and stroll of to be by yourself and shove the thing back in....then turn on psp and it says cannot read memory stick please format...and ssshhhaaazzzzaaammmmmmmm... i swear that did happen
when i put my memory stick in my psp it says theres no memory stick attached, when i try to format it, it says my psp cannot read my memory stick, pls help.
i got a psp but i put the memery card in it but it wont read it what do i do?
i always find sites on the web that let me download games from my pc to my psp BUT i dont know where to save it on my memory stick.(its 1GB)i asked these guys who said save it on a folder called ISO but it never works if u dont know can u gimmie links to other sites that mihgt help
what i meant is where do i save the games?????????????????????????
hello! can u answer my question about my vhs of my psp because i accidentally delete my vhs where can i restore it so i can play with my psp again! plzz help me
YOU ROCK thanks for your help
so does this mean theres no way to get photos onto the psp without losing all of the saved games???
When I put in the memory card, it does actually read it, but it shows 0KB space... but the key here is that it reads it. I assume it can't figure out the size because it isn't formatted properly, but when I try to format it, it starts and then fails saying there is no memory stick. I know the memory stick and the PSP are working perfectly because I have another card (1GB) that works flawlessly (I'm trying to swap up from 1GB to 4GB) and the 4GB card works flawlessly elsewhere. Also, I have had the 4GB card work in this PSP before but I recently upgraded the firmware on the PSP and started putting movies on my PSP and am looking for more memory. To me, this seems like a PSP firmware issue... is tere any way I can get this card to work?
Hi...i downloaded a game from torrent and i dont know how to put it on psp and make it work...is there any way I can make torrent games work?
Hey guys, press select button on your psp and choose memory card from that options, then it wil read your card..
step 1. On the main screen of your psp press the "select" button
step 2. on the options go down to "USB device" and select "memory card".
step 3. Exit out of it by pressing "select" button
this is for CFW 3.90 m33.
psp format failed 8001B006, i tried fixing it by going to my computer and properties and tools then clicking on scan disk for erros etc. (checked both of them)it wont budge in , i was hooping you could help. thanx
Dave, sorry but you have no idea what your talking about. The PSP may not be a PC but, yes, you can run Windows Vista on your PSP. I have it on mine. Go to download.com and download pspWxp. Duh...
i cant play games on my psp be cause my game doesnt show where its so i cant play games.
how do you make the magic memoery stick without a working psp
i just formatted my 4gb memory stick duo of my psp, now my computer wont read it...what seems to be the problem that after reformating it, my computer wont read it.
I bought a 16 gig memory stick for 140 and when i put pops loader on it every file gets curropted and nothing works at all why is that? is it not supported by 16gigs??? also i put some games on the 16 gig and some games show and some of them do not show how can i fix this? i have formatted my psp many times on the system itself and i also have formatted it on the memory card reader and still some games will not show up. Also how come some games start and then just freeze in the screen that says now loading? i tried playing the exact copy of the game in my friends 4 gig and they show up and work perfectly but why not the 16 gig? By the way i have custom firmware 4.01 m33 2 can you tell me what to do to fix these problems??? thanks in advanced
o buy the way the 16 gig memory card is a sony brand mark two and yes it said on the box psp compatible
I recently purchased an 8 gig card(psp compattable)I am running 3.80 m33 I can back up almost all of my games the cso files are working correctly all show up when I usb connect. but when I look at the game menu on the psp it wont allow me to view all of them, I tried reformatting it whilst in sony NP9660, M33 driver aswell as normal it will only register the first eight games if I delete 1 then recopy it across it wont show up in the game folder untill I reformat it again & recopy the games but again not all of them show up in the game menu. also my computer recommends I scan & fix the drive which I do but this does not fix the problem. do I need a more upto date custom firmware? thanks in advance
I just bougth a 8GB compatible memory stick i formated, before using it and now I cannot put any data on it on the psp software it says not detected psp. I have another memory stick and it works rigth away? Please Help Dave Thanks!!!!
Hello. I just formatted my ms pro using psp. Now my psp cant read the ms pro. My pc also cant read it and it come out "need to be format".
I have a 16 gig memory stick with me which i bought, but seems to have a problem.....
I use to use other memory sticks (8gig, 2gig) and they use to work great with me... but now that i try to use 16gig, some games comeout broken image, all the movies come out broken...(Even when it worked on the other one)
What do I have to do??!!!!
how can i get my memory stick out of my psp? also how do i play games on the psp help
Dear Dave I have only been using my psp for games and was wondering if I can take the game off the memory stick and put it into the computer then when I want to play that game again can I put it back onto the memory stick because theres always updates on the game and if I format it I will lose the update correct Thank You so very much
Hi , I am having an issue with my psp memory stick pro duo 8 gb I got it from Memory Suppliers, My issue is almost every time i place any data on the stick either from my pc or through the psn, it becomes corrupt and registers as being hundreds of gigs , I can only put 1 item on my card, just 1, If for instance I place a video on it, and then a game, the game becomes corrupt, , this is beyond infuriating, I have not done anything to cause these failures and the stick is brand new!!
Okay i have a usb to mypsp but when plugged in nothing pops up on my computer.. So instead i took the memory stick(2gb reformatted) into the card slot on the front of my computer. Everything comes up fine i can open the game folder but the games i have downloaded (already in iso format) will not move from the site i got them from. Is there any way to move them and if i should find a way will they actually work when i put the stick back in the psp??
My computer detects my PSP as removeable drive letter I. Now, when I insert the game cd in my computer to transfer the games to the psp memory stick, the cd says "memory stick drive not detected! However, the cd can detect my computer hard drives. Please help.
i have bought a 16mb "sony" memory card for my psp. i have formatted it as i have with my 4mb and 8mb cards(which work fine)but it still wont work.it appears to carry my games across but wont show them on my psp.any ideas
When i plug my usb into my pc it doesnt find the psp. it tells me there is a device plugged in but i cand access the memory
Dear sir, i reformatted my 8GB memory stick pro duo for my PSP but when i plug it into my com it says "Disk E:// is not formatted. Format it now?" and when i click ok it only shows up till 3.45 GB. The memory stick used to work on my PSP and com but now it doesn't. Is there any way to solve this? Thanks in advance.
can you give me a manual of memory stick psp..
How do I format my Sony PSP
I've read that you are the best person to consult with techy matters. My psp is always hanging, and the home page will not display the icon for the games in the memory stick. Do you why is this happening?? What I usually do is remove the memory stick then insert it back...after a while, it hangs up again. Do you think reformatting the mem stick will solve this?
I just bought a sony psp for my son. Games have been downloaded on to the memory stick. He cannot access the games it says "you cannot play this game" whenever he tries to access any of the games. He does not have any other game disks in the psp when he tries to access. You can see the game icon then when you press start it says "you cannot play this game" Could you be so kind to advise what may be the problem and the solution. Thanks so much
i just bought an 8gb memory card for the psp its a magicgate product and when i formatted it it only came up with 3.85gb???? do you know how to get the othe 4.15 gb???
Whats up Dave,
i just bought an 8GB memory card for the psp its a magicgate product and when i formatted; it only came up with 3.85gb???? do you know how to get the other 4.0 GB???
the problem with my PSP 3004 is same as tze, wander and kimble torres..cant find a solution to his..please guide !
i got a 8gb MS Pro Duo from an authorized dealer n the packaging looks original. my PSP shows 7760 mb free and can format the disk too. However when running it using my card-reader on my Windows XP, it shows data capacity as 3.58GB only !! i was shocked to c this and showed it to the dealer again on his pc and it was 3.58Gb there as well and he was shocked as well. he exchanged it immediately and v checked the card at the store itself and it showed 7.something data capacity and then i returned home satisfied. but then i put it in my PC n it again showed as 3.58GB. however my PSP shows correct data capacity. i reinstalled memory card reader driver on pc but still the same problem. Please guide. firstname.lastname@example.org
also my PSP and the dealer used the MS Pro Duo card directly (dealer used a VAIO) but i need to connect it to a MS Adapter for my card reader..is there any possibility that the problem is due to the adapter?
my 2nd problem is after i formatted my psp i plug it in pc then it ask me also to format it. then after i'd formatted in pc i open it and i see no folders. how's that?
i have a psp and when i insert the memory stickk it says there is not any memory stick inserted help me please dave
on my psp 3000 every time i scan for the internet it comes up with one that says the security is not supported by the psp
i have a problem with a SONY 4GB memory stick pro-duo
i buyed it today to use it on my PSP, so i formated the card, plugged it on my psp and said it only had 2.5 GB of memory.
so i decided to format the card once again, and whenever i try to do it, it appears as if my PC is formatting, but when it´s done, it says that the format could not be made
help me please
I Buy a 16GD for my PSP when I connect to my computer the D Disk whant to format it 4GD what should I do.
I have recently bought a 16gb duo pro card for use with a psp as a present for christmas, it has been formatted in the psp prior to use. On both my pc and my psp, the card is read as being 16gb however i cannot seem to add more than 8 gb of information to the card. The filing system is (as far as i am aware) Fat32, any ideas?
i need help i bought a used psp from game stop and i wanted to put videos on it but the mp_root wassnt on the psp any where so i dont know if i can get a new mp root of will i have to trade the used psp for a different one plz help
I would like to ask you a question Dave.Is that ok?
How do you recover video game files if you format it on a psp?
How do you save files onto your computer if you can't see whats on them?
Question: I have a Sony Camera that uses an 8 GB memory stick pro duo stick. I would like to reformat it. I have removed all photos and want it reformated. Do I do it in the camera or can I use the computer and my card reader to do it.
my psp is saying no memory stick and flasing a orange light how can i stop this?
Hello! I read your passage about the memory stick pro but still am having a problem. I have come to a point where my memory stick doesn't allow me to format through the PSP, it says that the disk can't be accessed... format failed 8001001c it says
I recently bought a PSP 3000 and gave my 2000 model to a relative but kept the 4G mem stick for my 3000. Everything works fine besides my game saves. They wont work cause it says something like can not load cause game saves were saved on a different PSP. I was wondering how to make them work on my new 3000. Thanks man
ok i reformatted my psp... shouldn't my pc not recognize it. well it still does. it won't bring up the DOS system process. anyone? please. i need to know right away
I have bought a 16 gig pro duo stick for my psp and it shows up on the psp and computer, but when i place any movies, music, or pictures like on my other memory sticks it says unsupported data... i have reformatted it many times trying to fix it please help me...
Can you answer two questions, please. Why does my friend's new 16mb memory stick work well with my old laptop and won't transfer files to my pc?
Related: How do I fix the problem?
I've just spent 12hours trying to solve the problem of my memory stick, it wasn't possible to access it on my PSP and it said " There is no memory stick " or something like that and it would not format under anyway but I DID solve the problem....
To solve this you simply have to:
1- get a memory card reader and connect your memory card to your computer (you can try to connect directly with your PSP but I don't know if it'll work).
2- Go to "Start".
3-Right click on "My Computer" and select "Manage" and it will popup a window called "Computer Management".
4- Click on "Device Manager". On the right there will show a list and collapse the "Disk drives" tab.
5-Right click on your memory stick ( For those connecting through the PSP it will say "Sony PSP USB Device") and choose "Properties".
6- Go to the "Policies" tab and check the "Optimize for performance" and click "Ok".
7- Go to "Start" and open "My Computer".
8- Right click on your memory stick and choose "Format" and a window will open.
9- Make sure "Fat 32" is selected under "File System".
OPTIONAL: You can name your memory stick.
10- Press "Start" and wait a few seconds and you're done!
Have fun! ;)
i have lost ( UMD )icon from psp fat menu also (psp update ) icon miss . Games do not start even after default setings procedure .All these after my last 5.10 updating. Thank you for any advice .Recovery menu does not appear by holding R TRIGER DOWN WHILE I turn psp on ( not from pause).
I have 4gb sony pro due memory card and i format it on my psp and I format it on my computer which has windows. But i checked the info on my memory card on my psp it has magicgate unknown. and has 3890 MB. and i could save game files.So i formatted the memory card. But i connect it to my computer and checked the info and it has a maximum capcity of 880kb.So it says i have no free disk space.I can't put any thing on my memory card. and the memory card is completely empty with maximum capacity of 880KB. What do i do?
hy i 've a new PSP and a memory stick of 8 gigabytes.
and when i introduce le MS it said that they is no memory stick ?????the ame think happend when itry tu read it on my PC... :'-((
The second point is the usb port doesn't work ..
Am i THE FULL UNLUCKY GUY ???
Please i mistakingly formatted my 4gig PSP memory stick. I had already copied the games so i got it back on the PSP but it wasnt playing. HELP ME
Hi dave. I just got a new psp and i downloaded some games 2 my mem card but it wont play. I was told to chip the psp but i dont know how 2 do that and i dont hav an insight of wat it means. Is it different from firmware downgrading or upgrading? My current version is 5.03. Wat do i do?
We bought a 8GM sony pro duo memory stick while we were travelling as out 4GB stick was full. When we are trying to upload our pictures onto the computer, we were asked to format it. we dont remember being asked this question when we had a 4Gb stick. We have lots of our baby pictures and video with families on the memory stick. how do we save the pictures now? if we format it, we will lost everything. we got pictures of our son with his great grandpa....
help us please.
For everyone having trouble about reading the max on the Pro Duo with it connected with a USB reader, connect the PSP directly to your PC using the connector on the top and the cable that came with your PSP.
I had the same problem "I Buy a 16GD for my PSP when I connect to my computer the D Disk whant to format it 4GD what should I do."
But when I connected my PSP directly the full 16GB was read...well.. more like 15 and change.. but your PSP will work just like the USB connector and you can transfer files to and from without any software.
Hope this helps
I think some of the problems, if not most.. are from the USB reader itself. try connecting with your devices directly.
i have formated the memory stick whith the psp and now the psp is putting the sentens there is no memory stick every time i enter any folder like music or games so what should i do please help
how do I get my picture from sony memory stick...when I put that in computer it says please format the card.
I would like to find out if you could help me. I ordered a 4GB memory card awhile ago and it wouldnt work in my sons psp. So I sent it back to get reformatted and it worked just fine. I recently purchase a new PSP and the card will not work. Do you have any steps to correct this problem. I do not have a memory card reader. I have a computer but I dont know anything about the requirements. Can you please help me out with this?
on my psp i prese :memory format at the setting i anwsered the 2 quisions yes ands then on my psp it displays no memory stick inserted and i do have a psp memory stick its 512 mb and i put it in the psp but it still said no memor stick inserted ive tried it hundrededs of times but it silll wont work ! >:(
please,can i use both memory umd together
thanks for the information!
Dave, you rock! I'm a grandmother setting up a used PSP for my grandson who's 5, and you are really helping me out! Here's a (((hug))) from the Canadian prairie!
psp memory red light keeps blinking
I've been using my Sony mem stick since I got my PSP. (note; my stick wasn't brand spanking new. I work at a games store and silly people leave their mem sticks when they traded in PSP's. So I have a one gig USED stick)
When I got it (About 10 months ago) i did all the necessary adjustments to the stick (format, blah blah), and set up proper file layouts and stuff. It worked well. I've moved music and pics and stuff onto this stick and it's all worked fine. I could never be bothered moving movies onto it until a few days ago. I downloaded and trialed a few Video converters specifically for PSP's and after testing out one and moving to the stick, it worked nicely. Since that video i've been searching for things to move onto it.
The thing is, I never had a suitable cable for my PSP to connect it directly to the computer, and since my mem stick wasn't bought, I don't have a card reader for it. Instead, I've been using my digital camera to read the card and move files, which has worked perfectly.
Also, I just managed to get around to updating the firmware to the latest (5.50).
So tonight, I had to move my stick around quite a bit to test which videos worked and which didn't, and when I tried to read the stick from the camera, the computer wouldn't pop up the autoplay. After restarting the comp it was still the same. I put the stick back into the PSP and it wouldn't read anything. Says there's no stick inserted. Needless to say, I'm kinda lost. It was literally working about 5 minutes ago, and now the stick can't be read on either the PSP or camera, and I'm thinking something must have corrupted. And right now i'm thinking it's the firmware that won't read my stuff, but me not being a guru, I wouldn't know if firmware would do that at all.
Just to make sure it wasn't my PSP dying on me (onoes, FFVII Limited PSP D: )i inserted the stick which belonged to the camera, and it worked fine. All the images opened. So I know it's the stick, but I don't know how it could have stuffed itself.
I really need a solution, If there is one. I have a Crisis Core save game which has me on level 57 :( I'm so bummed, if anyone has a solution, please email me at email@example.com
And if your solution works I will send cookies to your house and shower you with (virtual) gifts... >____>
~~Kneenar Halp :(
PS: Sorry for the long-winded message, I tend to ramble , especially when I'm flustered :(
thank you so much for your helpful advice you saved me a trip to best buy
i got a new 4 gb memor stick for my psp but my psp wont read it. i already tried formating it but it wont work
i was trying to delete some of the games saved on my 8gb sony memorystick produo so i cud store other games, but it says cannot delete files/ corrupted etc..
then a friend tried scanning the memory stick but it took so long and he suddenly pulled it out from the card reader without cancelling the scanning process...
after a while we inserted it again but the memorystick can't be recognized either by the pc or by the memorycard reader...
what the hell happened? where did we go wrong?
the 8gb stick won't work even when inserted in the psp...all files gone!!!!
pls pls help
i have this memory sticj duo thats 2G
it worked in my psp for a while
and now its says that it needs to be
formated but i try to
format it plenty of time but
it just keeps saying format
failed (8022008B)my psp version is 5.50
what can i do..........:(:(:(:(
please help me
thanks a million for the post on reformatting memory stick as it cleared the files that can neither be read nor deleted. Thanks a lot
I'm trying to download FFVII off the PSN store on PSP. I payed the $15.99 or whatever, and it starts downloading. The orange memory stick light is flashing the whole time, and it works fine. Then it gets to about 80% and the orange light goes off. It says it's still downloading yet it stays at 80%. So I left it for an entire night. Checked it the next day, it still says 80%. It happens each time at around 80% and i've tried numerous times. I have a 2GB memory stick and the game itself is only 1326MB. I have the latest system software and everything as well. I tried restarting it and going into the GAME folder. it says "CORRUPTED DATA". I'm quite frustrated because I bought the game from the Sony Playstation PSP Store Site thing, I downloaded it from there...and it does not download. I do not know why and it's really really annoying. I want to know whats going on or if I'll need a new PSP which I will be very upset about.
Please write back.
i have an 8gb sandisk memory stick n wen i try to put music on it is says memory sitck not formatted and i do format it..it does the same thing
i bring one psp momary card , but not working ,
give one this massages you can import contect from a ps3 sytem or a pc . for details,refer to the instruction for the psp system
psp 3004 model
i accidentally format my memory stick how can i recover my video game? pls help me
Hi Dave! I bought psp slim almost 2 weeks , the problem was first: when I open it there’s no games and I called them I why there’s no games they told me that go there & they will fix & they told me that I deleted the games how come I deleted??. So they gave me new memory stick. Second: I played it and accidentally I hit the power then I turn it on there’s no games any more. My friend told me even thou you accidentally hit the power the games are still there so we put new games but it say there no games. I back where I buy my psp they fix & told me that no problem with the power. Third: still the same after I played that night & the next morning I turn on “there’s no games” ..
One more thing I notice it the controller is different normally X is enter why circle?? Please I need your prompt answer…tnx!!
my name is victor i have a damn serious problem i have a psp with a 16 g.b memory card i formatted my psp but now it shows only 3 m.b space not even a photo fits in my psp now.please help.......
well i have formatted my psp memory stick in my pc instead of my psp and now it shows mp3 files alone and nothing else how can i make it play my videos and my games as well
thank u so much..now i can use my mem stick duo...
Dear Dave I am new to this world of PSP having just purchased a 3000 but how the hell do you format a memory stick because all the websites say you have to do this but none say how because the one I use in my sonyericsson phone has a film on it but the PSP say's there is no video on it your's a woss.
hey i had this psp that had games on the memory stick and now i bought another one and i put the memory stick into the psp and it says that theres nothing in it but i can see that it says i only have a little memmory left. i know that the guy who put the games on the memory stick did something to the batterey to make it work but i dont know what. help me.
How can I get the time and date in it keeps saying put in date and time I press x sign but it does nothing what do I have to do get started. Nothing about putting date and time can someone help please
format failed (80220089)
thats what i get when i try to format it form psp.
i tried it on my pc but it still dosen't detect it.
the memory stick indicator light keeps blinking!
i have a meamry card i just got when i slot it in my psp it says it cant reconize it and format it so i went and tryed formating it i pressed yes and yes again but my psp said it cant format it.so how im i surposed to format it and why wont my psp let me format it? and before i had a 1gb and i formated it the i lost it now i got another one bet it doesent let me format it.
Dave, I am through the same problem than all later people posts above. I recently bought at BestBuy an Memory Stick Pro Duo Mark 2 16Gb that should work perfectly in my PSP Slim, as it is original Sony and is MagicGate certified. But the PSP corrupts the memory stick as soon as I attach the MS when it is loaded with more than 4Gb of data (PSP ISOs). After the corruption I must format (again) the MS either in PSP or PC (cardreader). I really don't know what to do anymore, as I already updated CFW from 5.00 M33-6 to GEN 5.50-B as a possible solution. My next step is to Format Flash 1 and restore settings. I appreciate your advice, as it seems you got a solution for previous people.
Thnaks a lot man.
Hi Dave ,
I did get a cracked slim and lite psp 2004 .
it was working fine but after somedays i tried to add some games into the memory stick bt the memory stick happen to be empty.Nothin was visible in memory stick but i was still able to work with the existing games and videos in the memory stick.
Nw i formatted my memory stick in laptop .
So i craeted a folder by name "MUSIC",so i m able to play songs in it .
But i am unable to play games in it.
Can u cme up iwt sme solution ? ?
Hello, I bought a used psp and a new 2gb sandisk memory stick. I try to formatted it but my psp says there is no memory stick inserted. What is wrong with it?
I've received a psp with memory stick with games. I've tried to copy music from my laptop to the memorystick. The procedure failed and now the psp can't read the stick. I'm afraid to format. What do I do. Please help!!!
Hey Dave,my PSP was ok before I accidently restore it to default settings,now when i plug in the USB connection,it doesn't work...So do I need to reformat my memory stick?
I bought an 8GB memory stick placed some games and mp3 and placed it on my sons PSP. It was working well, then my kid said he was having problems with it in his PSP. So I tried formatting it using my USB card reader. On the computer it wants to format it, but when i try to format the capacity available is only 1.06TB, so I stopped. Now when I place it back on my sons PSP it hangs. How can I format it to the right size which is 8GB? Please Help!!!
Hi, i downloaded a game on my memory stick that will only support the firmware 5 point something and my psp is only 3 point something. now the problem is when i turned it on, the memory card is just blinking and it won't get me to start up.. but if i removed the memory stick, the psp will work just fine and here's also a problem i can't format my memory stick
help me please! normal memory card without sony sign won't run on my psp pink :(
I haven't played my PSP in years because it refused to save and I didn't want to spend money to fix it.
Your explanation to reformat the memory card SOLVED the saving problem!
My games in my PSP are lost. But i didn't reformat it. How may I make it come back.PLS. :)
Why my Game not show in myPSP, i look in myMemori Card its there.....thxs for ur help
Hi Again Dave...
my system Software is Version 5.03...it is Bad?????
I recently got a new 2gb memory stick for my psp 1000 to replace the 32mb stick that came with the psp. I already had lots of game files on the 32mb stick and was wondering if it was possible to transfer them over to the new 2gb stick.
I have a 1 GB Scan Disk Memory Stick Duo for my PSP 2000 Series, which I just had it hacked. In order for me to put more games on it, I need a bigger Memory Stick, so I brought a Sony 4 GB Memory Stick Duo and tried to copy all my files to the larger disk. Everything appeared on there, but a problem came up when I tried to play my PSP game Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max that was downloaded on my PSP. It would not auto save and it keeps saying Memory Stick Duo not found. What should I do?
i have sony memory stick pro duotm that size is 1GB but that show 8GB. it can not format by camera/or card reader.
plesae send slo. soon
Hey Dave, I just want to ask something.
2 days ago, I upgraded my 3.80 m33 psp to 5.00 m33 because some games were not playable. Then yesterday I somehow got it to GEN-D. But now no games are working on it. I've recently downgraded it back to 5.00 m33 but it still doesnt work. I've checked everything and realized that the MagicGate has turned from "Supported" to "Unknown". Is this MagicGate "Unknown" the cause that I'm unable to play any games? Videos, music and pictures work though.
Would appreciate your answer very much. thanks
i got a disc with psp games when i put them to my psp my memory card says that i dont have any games on is.
My grandson's PSP was working fine.He could download ISO,CSO games and they would play fine, but he went to his friend's house where they installed internet on his system, I don't know what they did but now his PSP doesn't play any type of CSO or ISO. I have tried reformating his memory stick to no avail,can You help Me?
P.S. My grandson is 10 yr. Thank You
I had an older M33 (3.71, I believe) and everything worked fine... I could play ISOs and CSOs directly from the "memory stick" menu under games. I used to put the ISO files in the ISO folder (root of the memory stick).
After installing 3.90 M33 through a newbie program, the psp couldn't read the files inside the ISO folder. Navigating to "Games, Memory Stick" in XMB, I get the message "There are no games."
plz help me format error is showing in my sony mp3,but all data is erase by me and still showing format error
when i tri to format my psp it says
when we insert the memory stick[8gb] on the psp it is written there is no games but it still takes 7gb space[i installed the games but it is written there is no games]
pls help.my psp cant detect my memcard any more,it just keeps blinking its lan or wlan switch everytime i insert.it please help me.
Do you know any good application to format a Memory Stick pro duo 16 gb of Sony. Beside using windows and the psp?
hi Dave, i have the same problem as the one below
"pls help.my psp cant detect my memcard any more,it just keeps blinking its lan or wlan switch everytime i insert.it please help me." this is also happening to me. can you help me with this?
My classmate gave me a 4gb memory stick and I tested in my psp. I viewed the information and it says it's unknown. When I plugged it a computer, I can't see any of the folders like ISO, Game, Music when there's suppose to have one.I downloaded a game and I make a folder for ISO but when I opened my psp, I can't see the game I just downloaded there. Any help?What is the problem with the psp?
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my psp will not play fifa soccer 10 on a 1gb what is a duo 3104 kb mermory stick
dave my psp memory stick duo was working fine. its only a 1 gig but the psp like half froze s o i dissconnected the battery and wen i booted it uP the memory wnt read
ive got an 8 gb memory stick and its just giving me 3 gb
My menory stick stopped working and said i need to format it and when i try it says unable, it was working last night turned it off went to bad and this morning it wont work
i seem to have the same problem as a lot of people but can't see any replies. my memory card stopped working and won't reformat giving up 2 error codes one of which is 80020321. It comes with a 5 year warranty so if there is no solution should i be able to get a replacement do you think.It's only 6 weeks old
Please help.....When i buy my MS it got 2 hidden files so i format it using my psp but the hidden files are still there....is it normal or a virus??
Dear Dave, My psp is causing my windows system to get a virus. (Since psp's can act as virus carriers. F.Y.I. did not know that till it was way to late.) However. If I format my memory card. Will that also destroy the virus on the psp? Im backing up most of my important files and trying to avoid placing the average system files back. But. Id really like to be sure that the problem would be done there. Thank you.
I have a memory stick up to 4 GB and now it shows me I have 1802 MB ???
hello, can u help me, about my psp, when i connect my psp to windows, i dont find any folders name, music, movie, games. And when i put some files on it, it says the disk is full, i just reformatted it. Plz, help me.
Dear dave i need to ask you i got a new game and when i put it in it says that there is not alot of memory left but when i look there is lots left. My brother tried it on his psp and it worked what should i do?
When i tried to reformat my 4gb to my pc its says format failed but when i tried to reformat on psp its says completed but when i looked into the memory information, instead of 4gb it becomes 2gb and then i remove my 4gb and put it again its says the memory stick cant read please reformat it etc, etc.......please help
i just got my PSP 1 month ago. i bought my memory stick last saturday and i formated it . before that i used to use my friend'd memory stick which had a game . i copied it on my pc . then i put it in my memo stick in a file called psp . then i put in GAME and then i switched on my PSP and i pressed "X" on "Memory Stick " then it says "no gamesin ur PSp" . Moreover when i tried my friends memo stick it said the same thing. PLEASE HELP !!........
i have some problem to tell you..the problem is when i started my psp and go through memory stick the game is corrupt..how can i overcome this problem..please
The game ISO issues people are receiving are in majority the PSP firmware issues. I had a PSP game I made a back up off on my PC from the Sony store and it was also giving me errors (not reading), I basically had to update my firmware.
The one with the PSP stops reading ISO's after connecting to the internet because the firmware updates to PROTECT against fake iso's and as such the games will not read.
If you do have issues with legitimate ISO's contact the Sony store and they can send you the proper firmware download to fix your problems.
Are you sure this will work,because my psp wont let me put music or pics on it either,im having the same problem.i want to know because i have LOTS of game data and i just want to be sure.
i inserted my memory stick on my camera thinking that it'll work but when i placed it back on my PSP it's no longer reading it, what should i do??
Dave! I need help asap. when i first got my psp ir started off with 31mb, but then i downloaded a couple of files from the internet, and now it says i only have7680kb left. and i have lots of games that i like to go online to play and in order to do that i must download the daily update. and it says i must have atleast 31mb. AND i was wondering how i could get that memory back without formating the memory card and deleting all my games. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP
bought this new 8GB memory stick and when i connect my psp to the laptop it has to be formatted first and the laptop makes the capacity 3.52GB only ..
How can I make the laptop recognize the true capacity of the memory stick ???
kindly tell me how to install iso game after format the memory stick PSP 2000 v 6.3
i have aproblem with my memory stick when i connect it with my computer it says that i have only 19 mb but the real thing is it is 4gb
and i dont know what to
can you please help me with it
i have a 1gb memory stick when i put it in the psp the psp freezes and when i take it out the psp un-freezes
hi please help me i bought a psp 3000 today and the memery stick is 1gb but it only had 225mb left on it when i first went on it. then i found out there was 165 songs on it already and half of them i dont like and i dont know how to delete some of the songs. please help me!! thank you dave
hey! i wanna ask you, how do i change the format of my PSP? like upgrade it? then i want to download games, but does the games have to be the same version as the format? please help me! i wanna play my games so badly!!
Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me retrieve the photos from my memory card which has a virus. I have several hundred photos from my holiday which i can see on the camera screen when my memory card is in the camera however when i put the memory card into a memory card reader and try to copy them onto my computer it says there is a virus. The computer then asks me to scan and remove the photos but I am worried that by doing this I will lose the photos. Is there anyway I can get my photos off the memory card without losing them?
If anyone oculd help me that would be great!
I have a mp4 its internal memory is 1GB . I load some mp3 song . now when i formate the memory card it shows memory is clean but start mp4 all mp3 song come again delete another file like videos and imagesand images and video is not save which is shoot by mp4 camera.
Quick question here.
I recently purchased Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep I've saved a large amount of system data on to my Memory Stick to reduce load times. I'm afraid that because of this I won't have enough room to save my 3 save files that I will need to create for each characters story in the game.
Can I just drag the save and other files to a new larger memory stick without having any issues?
Please send response via email. I just happened to stumble upon this site and I don't think I'll be able to come back to it.
Hi,i have psp slim and lite.when i plug my psp in my laptop,i open removable disk and the folders(music,psp,picture,video)are of 1 kb.i cant even open them.plz help.
hello, i recently purchased a 16GB memorystick pro duo for 70 dollars for my psp. i had to plug it into my moms computer because her usb port is on the fritz. i had did this to put some music on it. her computer said i had to format it so i did so. i put on close to 80 songs and then i checked to see if the song transfer worked. i looked at the space left on my memory stick and it said that i have less than 3000MB. i sthis dramatic decrease in the memory from formatting my memory card on her computer or from putting the amount of songs that i put on it? if it is because of formatting the memory card then is it possible for getting that memory back? i dont want to spend another $70 on a new memory stick.
i format my 8 gig memory stick and when i connect to my pc i only see 9mb and no psp files wjile the psp see all of the 8gb... what am i to do
this question has been asked loads but i have had a 2 gigabyte memory stick for my PSP for...a very long time (i ot it when the first PSP came out) i also have a 32Mb memory stick. Recently i wanted to put a movie from my computer onto my PSP so that i could watck it on my PS3, so i copied all my files on the 2GB stick to the 32MB stick and then plugged in the 2GB stick to the computer. I then deleted any unnessary files and did the memory format function. But the memory stick only reads 479MB!!!!! the movie is 799MB but that only about 0.7 GB. I have deleted a whole load of files and stuff from the stick.. but still no result. Also i dont wanna delete some of the files because, although, they take up alot of space they all have really wierd names like NA008P.... and i dont know what they r for!??!?! :P have fun trying to solve the conundrum
help!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when im playing final fantasy dissidia my psp is hanging and i can play but stage 1 and it will hang again???????????!! help me pls
my 4gb memory card are missing some folder, i tried reformatting it in the psp but still there no folder in it when i look at it to the pc. plz help me
hay i want to work my memory card game work in my psp,i dont know how can i setting my psp then memory crad game work pls help me
I'm wondering why i can't see my games using my psp 1000 (5.50). But when i plug it to m computer to load games, I can load some. But i can't play it.
I have a Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo 4GB which is totally compatible with PSP. But when i insert it , PSP says that memory card cannot be read!What can I do to fix it?
hi dave. i want to buy a new memory card for my psp but i dont know what type of ms pro duo i should buy. can you please help me
I don't know why but when i put games into my $GB memory stick from a shop, the game works but when i put games which i downloaded from the net into it, it says "there are no games" :( is it because my memory stick has a problem or my psp has a problem or is it the games which i downloaded???:( need immediate feedback please!!!!
The true fact is; nowadays, a lot of MEMORY STICK PRO DUO's (regardless of size) are fake. Consumers buy from eBay, or untrusted websites, and spend £75 / $100 / $150AUS on a 16gb - 32gb stick, and they're fake. You're screwed out of your money 9/10 times.
Be careful when buying memory sticks; I'd suggest only buying AS NEW from reputable stockists (direct from Sandisk / Sony, or actual gaming retail outlets). It costs more, but it's worth it
Hi, I have probably the worst problem which ruined my PSP data. I formatted my Memory stick because I had a problem which said I don't have enough memory, I risked losing all my data just to fix that problem but instead, the problem is still there but to make it worse, now I lost all my data, do you know how to fix this memory problem which says I dont have enough memory?"
Please reply and thank you for helping!
I only posted this a second time to fix the spelling errors, sorry for that Dave. Thank you
Even if I formatted the memory card it still doesn't show the full memory of the memory card when opened in a pc. But when I look in the psp it shows the full memory. So the problem is I need to see the full memory of the memory card in the pc so I can transfer files
Hi Dave, I own a PSP 3004, I have owned it for half a year now, and it has been working perfectly, but I had read that you should format the Memory Stick 'cause it will add missing files on it, so I formatted it (4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo MagicGate) now, when I plug it to my computer, my computer says it needs to be formatted 'cause it cannot be read. When I try to format it with my computer it says that the formatting could not be finished. Then when I take the PSP off it says that the memory stick cannot be read, and tells me to format the Memory stick. Then when I format the Memory Stick it says Format failed (80010011). What is the problem? Also, I am considering on buying a new Memory Stick, should I format it before I put anything on it or should I leave it unformatted?
i bought a memory stick, ungetin 2 d place where i am 2 download games, i was told dat my other memory stick was chiped with d psp dat i cant use d new one until it is chiped with d psp. please wat should i du
I put a game inside my ISO file, after that, the PSP games does not appear in my "GAMES" and when i press on "GAMES", my PSP hangs and then restarts? Can anyone help pls!! Read more: I put a game inside my ISO file, after that, the PSP games does not appear in my "GAMES" and when i press on "GAMES", my PSP hangs and then restarts?
i was putting pictures in my psp memory stick and i took the memory stick out and it wasnt done copying the pictures and now my memory sticks is not working
I have put a ISO/CSO game into my memory stick, ISO
but when i disconnect my psp of my pc and go to games, memory stick i do not see it.
But if i sit it in PSP/game it says corrupted data.
What must I do to play the ISO/CSO game on my psp
hello Dave, i formatted my 8gb card but it still shows that it dosent have space when i try to copy a 4.6 gb game :( although when i check its space on my pc it shows 7.5gb free...help
ive formated my 32 mb stick and it says it only 30. why????
Nothing's wrong, Alden: all memory devices allocate around 5% of their space to the file system and other infrastructure to keep track of what you're adding.
Sam, I would strongly recommend that you format the memory card *in the PSP* rather than on your PC. It's not quite the same...
Long list of queires i say :)
so ill add one of my silly one as well
my 8gb card will not save any game more than 2gb in it as it keep irritatingly presisting that the file size is to huge although i have so much space what the hell is wrong here i did all i could format n re format and re format but no use...help
Dave,thank you for your reply but trust me i did it all in the psp on the pc by a third party guy and still its the same :( i soooo want to play resident evil 5 but i cant save ahhhhhhhhhh its depressing my only entertainment in life n im stuck....
Hello everybody.please i have a problem with the number(80010011),in my psp 5.50 gen-d3;i can not neither save or download games,nor deleting them,and above all,formatting the memory stick is impossible because of this damned serial problem.so if there's and help i would be really thankful. if there is a help send me a message in my e-mail adress.Thank you.
i forget my e-mail ^^ it's : email@example.com
when i format my memory stick it errors....plsss help....
I have a 6.35 pro-B custom firmware on my PSP. Bought it new and used it for a year without a problem, recently gave it to a friend to play with it for some time and when I got it back IT STARTED GIVING ME AN ERROR CODE 8001001C,Can you pls help what should I do to get back my firmware working and not giving me the error code????
my psp cant read my memory stick
what should i do?
my nephew take the battery while my psp is still on.. then when i opened it again, i cant see all the files in my memo stick, and it always ask to insert the memo stick
I HAVE A SONY PSP BUT IT ALWAYS ASK ME THAT "DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT THE MEMORY STICK"
"ALL DATA ON THE MEMORY STICK WILL BE DELETED ARE U SURE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE"
PLEASE TELL ME SHOULD I PRESS YES OR NO
Many thanks, Dave. Now i can happily share my pictures and music with friends on my PSP when my iPhone runs out of batteries. You made my day. Thanks.
I have a problem when I get a new connection at the end it show personal information it say internet, do not start and when I try another connection it still dosen't work Please help
Can you help me? I have A huge problem on my cousin's psp here is the details.
4gb memory - new
psp slim - been using since 2 years
when I use the USB cable on it's psp to read the memory it only shows pbp and x video instead of showing ISO files and etc. even I change the settings of the psp to flash01, 02, 03, UMD, Memory I can't find the ISO files and etc, but it's memory still 4gb, but when i turned on the psp the games is still there, it has two games, Monster Hunter 2 and tekken 6 that consume the memory of 2gb. So I tried to remove the memory card and placed to another psp but it still read a pbp and x video the ISO files are still missing so I tried my own 16gb memory card to his psp but it shows all the files on my memory card but my cousin is still pbp and x. How can I get it back to normal if there is I just want to copy the saved files and format it. Please help me!! actually help my cousin please!! I beg you!! Have mercy on my cpusin's psp!! hehe just kidding
Well my psp is a 1004 version... firmware 3.70... i wanted to put in games i have recently downloaded but the comp says i've got to format my memory stick when i connect to it wid the usb... on the comp the formatting is unsuccessful... using psp the formatting is successful and my memory stick works fine with storing the saved game and stuff... but again when i connect the psp to d pc the same problem... it says i have to format the memory stick n the comp cant... can u plz suggest something??? and there is another small problem... i have a belkin router... the ssid is recognized n signal strength 100% yet when i test the connection it does not work!!!
Wth!!! its driving me crazy!!! i can do nothn on my psp... its just sumthn dumped in ma closet cuz of these problems... plzzz help!!! ;(
Oh n ya... plzz give some solution... i've realized u dint reply to even one of the comments in 2k12!
I haven't responded, WTH, because as far as I know, the information I give in the article on top is still accurate. :-)
what can i do if my games getting slow..pls help me
hye dave...i'd format my psp as u said..but i have a problem now..where my fast recovery also gone..and my psp version also had chnge from ver 6.60 pro b10 to 6.60 only..can you tell me what should i do right now???because i can't play any games which i have downloaded since i dont have fast recovery..tq..
it says that i have not inserted my memory card
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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