I have win2k with service pack 2 and epsxe 1.4 works fine... the error message sounds like epsxe is having problems reading your cd drive...i think..... EpsxE reads a cd to get the info for NTSC/PAL auto-detection i believe. Does your cd-rom work fine for other things? it may need to be cleaned or replaced. What CD-ROM driver are you using? the epsxe core works the best as the others seem to be slow or don't work right. Also make sure you have the latest divers for your video and sound cards as wel as the latest directx (8.0a)
I have the latest directx and drivers for my video and sound cards installed. I'm also using the epsxe core for the cd.
It used to work fine but after I did a clean install of windows, I get that error message. I have a plextor 12/10/32A and a toshiba dvd drive. I tried it on both drives with no results.