Hi there! I've found a few useful threads here that are somewhat related to my issue, but my situation's a little bit specific, so I'm wondering if any of you knowledgable people might be able to help me out! A couple weekends ago my OFW PS3 YLOD'd out of the blue on me mid-game. I sent it off to a guy to fix it for me, and I just got it back the other day! However, upon booting my PS3, it goes through the typical HDD check after being unexpectedly shut off, and it craps out at 40%, informing me that the HDD needs to be formatted. There's no way I was going to let hundreds of hours of save files go down the drain, so I did some researching, and found people facing a similar problem as me had success restoring their HDDs with HDD Regenerator. I connected my HDD to my PC, and ran a scan, but unfortunately it found no bad sectors. I plug it back into the PS3, and it still refuses to get past 40%. I wondered since the HDD is not damaged if I might be able to extract the data off my HDD, so I did some more research, and found out about PS3 HDD GUI. Unfortunately, in order to read the HDD, I'd obviously need the eid_root_key, which I didn't have because I'm running this system off OFW. I then decided to plug in another HDD I had lying around, install CFW and extract my eid_root_key that way! With that, I was finally able to access my old HDD on my PC. It opened up just fine, and all the files were there! I have no idea why my PS3's unable to read it. But this is where I'm at a bit of a loss for how to proceed. I'm currently in the process of backing up my entire HDD's contents via PS3 HDD GUI. I would like to restore everything, but the important part is that I want to ultimately have the PS3 on OFW and be safe to log into PSN and everything. On the one hand, I don't want to lose all my saves on my old HDD, but on the other hand, I don't want to have my PSN account banned for messing around with my data. What are my options? Am I able to FTP all my files from my PC to my new HDD, and then overwrite the CFW with OFW? Would that be safe? Or could I perhaps use psxport to create a system backup from the files I backed up off my old HDD, and then restore that in OFW? Looking at other threads around here, in order to restore my saves and have them tied to my profile like they were on my old HDD before I got YLOD, I'd need to have backed up my xRegistry.sys file. Is there any way for me to access dev_flash2 via my PC, because of course I'm unable to access the HDD through my PS3 (otherwise I wouldn't be in this mess :P). I know this is ridiculous and rambly, but I already have a dedicated PS3 for CFW, and I want to have this PS3 dedicated for OFW, legitimate purchases, syncing trophies and logging into PSN without needing to jump through any hoops or without any worries. I'm really hoping somebody will be able to rescue me here! I feel like I'm so close! Any help would be greatly appreciated! If there's any other details I've failed to leave out, please let me know. Thanks, and sorry for the longwinded explanation.