How to Fix PS4 Cannot Access System Storage Error Code CE-34335-8

Jean updated on Aug 19, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


If you were caught up in the trouble with PS4 cannot start and cannot access system storage with error code CE-34335-8, try the solution here to solve the hard drive problem. And, download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover data from the PS4 hard drive that is broken, not detected, damaged or corrupted without losing data.

"Cannot start the PS4. Cannot access system storage. Press the power button for 1 second (until the system beeps) to turn off the PS4. (CE-34335-8)".

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While playing PS4, especially in some cases users had removed the hard drive once or twice, PS4 would send a CE-34335-8 error. So, what does the error code imply? If you were caught up in the trouble with PS4 cannot start and cannot access system storage with error code CE-34335-8, do not worry too much, this post will analyze the causes and give a solution to the problem.

Causes for PS4 Cannot Access System Storage

This error code CE-34335-8 is telling you that PS4 cannot detect the hard drive, and you need to know the exact causes by doing some examination.

  • Is there a hard drive connected?
  • Is the hard drive connection loose?
  • Was the PS4 hardware processor broken?
  • Were there bad sectors on the hard drive?
  • Was the hard drive power supply connector damaged?

Take the Right Steps to Fix PS4 Cannot Access System Storage

As suggested, you can start to press the power button for a second to turn off the PS4 device and try to turn it on to see if the error continues. Many people say that they tried every option in Safe Mode but failed. At this time, accept the truth that something went wrong with the PS4 hard drive. Simply take out the hard drive and reconnect it to another PC, and follow the given procedure to rectify the problem.

Step 1. Recover data from broken PS4 hard drive

In fact, many players didn't use the hard drive in a correct way. They repeatedly install, connect and then remove the hard drive without thinking, and use one hard drive across various platforms, which causes hard drive corruption. It's a serious problem when PS4 cannot access system storage, the hard drive data can no longer be normally accessed, either.

To recover data from hard drive that is corrupted and inaccessible, download EaseUS free data recovery software and let it help. It's the best way to access hard drive without formatting.

1) Connect the PS4 hard drive to a PC where EaseUS Data Wizard is installed.
2) Launch the program. Select the PS4 hard drive and click Scan.
3) Run a quick scan and deep scan to find all existing and lost files.
4) Select files you want to access and open, and click Recover.

Step 2. Repair PS4 hard drive corruption

Now, all data has been successfully exported and preserved in a safe spot, it's worry-free and risk-free to use chkdsk to fix the corruption problem at once.

Open Command Prompt, type chkdsk X: /f /r and hit Enter.

X should be replaced by your own drive letter. The command will fix bad sectors if it found any on the hard drive.

Step 3. Replace PS4 hard drive with a new one

What if the attempt to repair hard drive bad sector failed? You have to prepare for the worst that the PS4 hard drive has been severely damaged. Instead of spending a great sum of money to hire a professional to fix the hardware problem, consider buying a new one and replace broken hard drive by yourself. This would definitely get rid of the PS4 cannot access system storage problem.


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