Hey guys I'm new to modding and all. I've figured most of this time by checking out forums and reading various guides. However I'm having a situation. Basically I installed the the solderless DMS chip I flashed my chip I installed toxicos. I did some research and I wanted to install an hd into the ps2 to cut down on loading time so I bought a 40g maxtor non-ps2 hd and the network adapter. I formatted the hardrive and I attempted to install a backup made using alcohol 120% of scarface using the toxicos menu, and it tells me that the backup is not a valid ps2 disc. The game plays from the dvd-r perfectly. I've tried several permutations and they all result in not being able to play the game from the hd. Just for kicks I put madden07 the original and it installed to the hd just fine from toxicos. Initially I used winhiip. The first time I tried ripping the files with winhiip straight from the backup I burned. Then I tried using alcohol120% to make an image of the backup disc and using winhiip to copy the image from my pc hd to the ps2 hd. When that didn't work I tried using DMS hdd format to make a partition on the ps2 hd and then using DMS hdd dump to rip the the data from the backup dvd-r to the hd. After that I tried going into the toxicos under the game/tool tab and installing the game and that didn't work either. I also tried installing tekken3 the original, which is a ps1 game and it gave me the same error that I recieved when attempting to install the scarface backup dvd-r. Is there some sort patch to apply to the image before copying to the ps2 hd? Additionally I messed around with some of the toxicos setings such as atad patching hdd mode as well as the compatability modes for the game. I'm running out of ideas. I could just rent the game again and install to the ps2 from the original disc, however in the long run it's not going to be a good idea because I'll have to rent the original everytime I want to rip to the ps2 hd. Ideally I want to have my backups and the capability to install my backups to my ps2 hd. Does anyone have suggestions? i know this is a long post, and I wanted to be thorough. Additonally when doing the hd dump I got an error code of -203. I tried googling it and trolling through forums to no avail. If anyone can help out I'd appreciate it.