I just bought by DVD Writer and i tried backing up my NBA Live '04 game using the instructions for Nero on this forum. That didn't work, so i decided to follow the instructions for using DVD Decrypter and that didn't work either. I'm using AR2 and what happens is that when i insert the disc, the screen just freezes. The steps I used and have always used are the ones below: >>>>>>>> PS2 with NeoKey/Sbox modchip & AR/GS, PS2 CD backup booting 1. Have AR/GS dongle in a memory card slot 2. Power on your PS2 3. Insert AR/GS disc 4. At the AR/GS menu, select Start Game, With/Without codes 5. Eject and swap to your PS2 CD backup and press X. 6. Screen will change and game will now boot * Note - Neokey/Sbox will not play DVD-R! * Note - Old versions of AR2/GS2 you might need to press R1+O instead of X to boot games *Important* You have to have the correct version of AR/GS in order to boot backups <<<<<<<< The problem is i don't know whether my modchip is a Neokey or Sbox because i didn't install it myself. I had the modchip in December 2001 if that's any help in identifying what it could be. The discs i've been using are Aterra DVD-R's, so i figured that if i do indeed have a Neokey/Sbox chip, then i'll need to use DVD+R discs instead of DVD-R's as mentioned in the instructions above. The odd thing is, i've used the same Aterra DVD -R's to back up DVD's which work perfectly fine on my PS2. Up until now, the only games i've backed up have been CD-R's and not DVD based discs and those work fine. I was just wondering if anyone knew what may be the problem? Thanks!