Quote: Philips 1640P, Firmware 3.7
The PS2 has no problems with other PSX backups or PS2 backups.
My ancient PSX can read this CD correctly w/o any hangups etc, so it shouldnt be the cd either, unless the PS2 has a more sensitive laser/system than the PSX.
I found an info on the net saying that Valkyrie Profile is very sensitive when it comes to scratches - my original doesn't seem to have any, but maybe if it's so sensitive to scratches then it also is sensitive to any bad data on the disc itself?
I tried using the CD-rom lens cleaner cd, but it didn't change anything.
Then its your DVDRW, Philips DVDRW have a serious compatibility problem with lots of disc media, they use explicit recommendations which disc media you should use. Try to check out on the manufacturers website or take an look at the hardware forums here on cdfreaks. (I used different burners in the past Liteon/Asus/Philips/Aopen/Plextor etc.) but the best is at the moment still an NEC DVRW and an Liteonit or Toshiba DVDROM, they also have lots of firmware updates by Liggy and Dee. Use them in combination with either Platinum or Verbatim media, backup & burn games on cd at 8x and games/movies on dvd at 4 or either 8x speed and you're set to go. I never had any problems. If you are able to afford, this is an golden advice. Hope this might help you.