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HDAdvance problems - - help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by shaggyd, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. shaggyd

    shaggyd Member

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    Hi -

    I have a new v.9 PS2 pre-modded w/ a Matrix Infinity chip. I installed a Maxtor 6Y120P0 (120 GB) HDD. It seems to be working fine. . . albeit w/ a few issues I'd like to understand and resolve:

    I have a copy of HDAdvance (crakd) and HDLoader (free) I got from the net. The first time I booted up using HDAdvance since I have tons of backups of ps2 DVD games. So HDAdvance recognized the HDD and prompted me to format it. I did so, which only took about 10 secs since my drive is new, and I proceeded to convert 3 dvd backup games to the hdd. No problem. Then I played one ot make sure everything was good. No problem.

    Since there's no way (that I am aware of) to get back into HDAdvacne w/o rebooting, that's what I did after I played the game from the hd for a few minutes.

    Upon rebooting, HDAdvance stuck on the splash screen.

    I rebooted again, and it worked fine.

    Upon every reboot since then, HDAdvacne sticks at the splash screen.

    I tried HDLoader (free) and it sticks at the splash every time.

    I dl'ed DMS ps2 format tool, tried it, and it works fine every time. No problems getting to the files on the drive at all. I used DMS format tool to remove the games and HDLoader Settings files on the hd, in hopes that I could use HDAdvacne "fresh" and get it to work. Nope!

    So, apparently, the hd is working. But there is a problem with the HDAdvacne software (probably bugs)!

    The HDAdvance FAQ on their website suggests getting a new network adapter if the software sticks at the splash, but I'm thinking that the hd is working fine, so why bother? I'm almost certain it's a software issue.

    I would like to be able to play my backups from the hd, as that's the reason I bought a 120 gb drive. Is there any other software I can use to get my backups onto the hd (hopefully w/o putting the drive into a pc, then back into my ps2)?

    Does anyone know if HDAdvacne plans to update their software at all?

     
  2. netroach

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    Hay shaggyd,

    From what site did you get that crack hdAdvance? I been looking everywhere and the ones that i get it doesn't boot. Can u hlp a guy out?
     
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    I'm sorry didn't mean to break the rulez of ingagement on the forums. But i'm desperate to get my handz on this software.
     

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