Nope. I cannot make it to the XMB. If I power up PS3 it says the hard disk file system is corrupted and will need to be restored. Then it restores to 35% and error and says it needs to do full system restore.
I can also go into the safe mode settings. I have tried back to default settings did nothing and rebuild database and it error before it starts.
Sad thing is my PS3 I on the latest FW with no CFW and play online. I had no problems with online or single player games. Just my little nephew wanted play PSHome with me and ever since their latest update when I hit start, I froze. Well you cannot go to navigation, wardrobe, options or do anything without start button in Home. The tech person told me to restore my file system and it broke my PS3. I would have never even tried this without the tech telling me too. Even though I told them it was on their end after the update. I used Home 4 years no problems until that update and many others on official forum have same start button freeze issue. Although we are in the minority I'm not alone and now I'm screwed due to idiot tech support.
I found this here http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=35695
but I do not think it will work for me due to step #13 is for a loop and mine error at 35% so I will not be able to press PS button to trick back to XMB due to that error message at 35%. Wish I had the loop instead. Any advice? I got massive 5 years of saves, movies, songs, pics, copyright saves, 500 demos, 120 game data's, only 21 GB left on 500GB HDD. I cannot lose all of this due to stupid Sony tech support when everything was fine but PSHome and now their walkthrough got me jacked up.