Updated at 08 Apr 2022
When you try to play games with PS4, this error prompt frequently appears. If the database is corrupted, you will stop playing any PS4 games. The same applies to the PS4 data corruption. You can't also play the game that reports the error.
Both of these are undesirable. However, the steps below may rectify the errors you get.
The PS4 database is an organized repository of data about your device. The interaction between your device and the database allows you to access, modify, or update data. It cannot be enjoyable when your PS4's database is corrupted.
Signs of a corrupted data storage:
Causes Of Database Corruption:
There are many other possible causes, but we won't go into detail. It is time to find the solutions after understanding the causes and symptoms.
You can still turn on your PS4 with the corrupted data error. However, this is a different problem than if it doesn't work. Many users have found that rebuilding the PS4 database is the best way to fix corrupted data. Rebuilding the database scans your drive and creates a new database with all content. In Safe Mode, the "Rebuild Database" option is available. You will need to turn your device off and then boot into Safe Mode. These are the steps in detail:
Rebuilding the database will not fix a corrupted database due to system or hardware failures. There are two options for you in such situations:
The corrupted data always refers to a particular game and not your PS4's database.
Signs of corrupted data in PS4:
Causes for PS4 data corruption:
A corrupted file likely causes the error message you get in your game. The best way to resolve the problem is to delete the files.
Step 1. Go to "Settings" > "System Storage Management" > "Saved Data" > "Media Player".
Step 2. You should see a corrupt data file.
Step 3. There's the "Options" button. Click on it and remove the data.
Step 4. Now, exit. Now close the Media Player app.
The file that was downloaded wasn't properly installed on the system. It might be corrupted during the downloading process.
Step 1. Go to PS4 > Notifications > Downloads and choose the content.
Step 2. Next, click the "Options" button on your controller to delete the downloaded content.
Step 3. Try to re-download the files.
Rebuilding a database can fix a host of problems on the PS4 and corrupted data.
Step 1. Connect the PS4 controller with a USB cable.
Step 2. Hold the power button on the PS4 console down until you hear the second beep.
Step 3. Release the button.
Step 4. Pick the "Rebuild database" option.
Let the process finish. Then, turn on your PS4 and check if the database has been rebuilt. If the error persists, it is worth initializing your PS4 to fix it.
After fixing errors, sometimes data can be lost on your PS. This should remind you about the importance of data security. We recommend two ways to prevent data loss on your PS4.
We strongly recommend backing up your PS4 drive or cloning it to a larger HDD to avoid data loss. You can quickly exhaust your PS3 or PS4 hard drive space by downloading demos, games, and HD videos. To improve your PS3 and PS4 systems, upgrade your PS3 or PS4 hard drives to a larger hard drive or SSD. A larger space will also prevent data corruption.