PS3: Frimware Updates

Hey guys,

I powered on my PS3 today only to have the update banner completely block me from doing anything until I update. So i go to update, and everything downloaded just fine. Then it goes to install and it will not fully install. In fact it sits right at 99% as if to tease me. I read some other forums about how to treat this problem and safe mode seems like the only way to go about doing it. However, when i follow the steps to get into safe mode, my ps3 does not go into safe mode and just tries to install the update again, which it also gets stuck at 99%. Has anyone come accross this problem, or could show me some sort of work around? i would greatly appreciate it! Also, it's plugged in via HDMI and wirelessly connected to the internet if that matters. Thanks.