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Won't read game while hooked up to the internet

If i leave internet unhooked with no connection it reads n plays the game fine reads dvds everythings good but if i have the internet connection on it won't read the game dvd nothin unless the game is in when it gets rebotted and in both cases it won't play the game it won't even play a demo i have on my hard drive i can download demos n stuff np the only way i can get it to work for internet for the game is to start it up without the ethernet connected start the game up n when it's loaded connect the ethernet cable it detects it autosigns me n then i can play Is anyone familiar with this problem n knows the fix ?

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Re: won't read game while hooked up to the internet

Take out any USB sticks or Memory stick you have plugged into the machine. Are you trying to use a TIFF exploit? That would do it.

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