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"Running online games from ps2 hard drive" problem

Hi there, i have a "fat" chipped ps2 and 120gb maxtor hard drive. I converted my pal version of "Monster hunter" to the hard drive, but when i tried to run it the screen goes black and nothing else happens. Can anyone explain why this is happening and how to fix it. Thanx.

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Re: "Running online games from ps2 hard drive" problem

Do other "online" games work OK from your hard drive or is it only "online" games that your having a problem with? If its only online games that are the problem what are you doing differently with online games to non online games? Is it also possible to wipe the saved games from the hard drive then resave them and try again? More information on the problem please - Thanks

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Re: "Running online games from ps2 hard drive" problem

Are there any other games saved to the hard drive that play OK, Is this the first time that you have tried to run games from the hard drive? Is the hard drive set up OK to begin with? What software are you using with the setup to save the games to the hard drive, Has it all been working OK before now?

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