thank you for all your help but i got it now, damn vista...... ok well im going to explain my new situation now -i have firmware 3.71 with an old phat psp -i took of my 5th pin on my battery to make it a pandora battery -when i put said battery in my psp it starts up, but nothing shows up i tryed to make a magic stick but i got this mesage: target DRIVE is 1 check partation sector cannot open device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 can't read partition sector press any key to continue . . . (note: what do i call my psps image when it asks me, or does it matter) -now the only way i can turn on the psp is with power cord but ya thats my situation as of now, i don't want to seem like beggar, and i don't expect you to do it all, but any help would be usefully thank you for reading, hope you can point out what i am doing wrong i am looking to hardmod a psp battery because i do not have access to another hacked psp..... so i think i will hard mod a battery and then buy another from a stor like deakextreme or something i was wondering if anyone here has hard moded a battery to use for pandora, i think i can do it with some hard plastic thing so i don't shortcircut the battery. anyways can anyone point me to a web page or something?