I've flipped through the forum but havent found anyone with the same problem. So.. anyway when i start FF9 with any given GPU or SPU the produced by sony whatever white letters come up fade away then black screen. No sound nothin. with petes software it reads 7 fps during this blackness. I tried dropping an ISO to my hard disk, it complained when it got to the very end, saying there was a problem reading the final sectors. There dont appear to be any scratches out there. So I checked ignore errors in CDRWIN and then got myself an ISO, and the same thing happens as with the CD, white words, fade to black and then black.