OK, so long story short, my PS3's HDD needs to be reformatted (most likely a bad sector). Most of the data's expendable, except for the saves and some of the demos that are no longer available.
So, I'm wondering if creating a backup image of the hard drive using a PC, reformatting the HDD with the PS3, then restoring the data using the PC would work. I'm fairly certain R-studio should be able to do the job (and if not, I have other apps to try). Honestly, I don't have high hopes, but I've no other alternative that I know of.
So, any advice or input anyone? Thanks in advance.