what plug-in's are you useing? Are you running from a CD or ISO? Try the cd if your using a iso or vice-versa. FF7 is a very popular game and many people here have played through without any problems, so your problem is most likly spesific to your set up (or some read/scrached disk error). Try using an older version of epsxe (like 1.5.2) or some different plugins. Hope this helps, as this is my 500th post!