If you experience this issue with the same title multiple times, you may want to contact the publisher of that title for more information. If the title is not published by SIEE, you will need to contact the publisher directly.
If a Memory Card is removed while the PlayStation 2 system is trying to access information, this can cause a file to be corrupted. This can also happen if the power is turned off while the PlayStation 2 system is trying to access information on a Memory Card.
Please check to make sure you are using a licensed Memory Card. Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) recommends only using products that are endorsed and licensed by SIEE. If the product has the PlayStation logo (similar to the one on the disc tray of the PlayStation 2 system), then it is licensed by SIEE. We recommend you only use the following memory cards:
If the Memory Card you are using is neither made by SIEE nor licensed by SIEE for use on the PlayStation 2 system, we would recommend you do not use that product. It has not been tested to perform properly for use on the PlayStation 2 system and, accordingly, SIEE does not recommend its use.
Products that fail to meet or exceed SIEE's strict quality standards could cause damage to your PlayStation 2 system immediately or with prolonged use. SIEE is not responsible for damages caused by untested, unlicensed products and any, otherwise applicable, warranties on SIEE products are void. It is the responsibility of that company that made your peripheral to accommodate you should its product cause damage to a SIEE product.
There have been some cases of files being corrupted because a game was saved while using a cheat code. If the title you are playing keeps all of your saves in one file, save files that have cheat codes should be kept on a separate memory card. This could reduce the risk of losing a save file that did not have any cheat codes.
Some corrupted save files can be deleted on the first try, while others cannot. You might need to attempt deleting a corrupted save file multiple times before it is deleted from your Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2). However, it is possible that some corrupted files cannot be deleted at all.