DOA2: Hardcore should work with no problems on all loaders (Even USBExtreme lol...). Try to redump your game from the disc.
Originally Posted by Xiphias3
Point #3 you mentioned only affects the disk under Windows.
The game must be absolutely not fragmented, and the filesystem of the disk must not have filesystem errors (Run a disk check).
NTFS is not a supported filesystem by any USB-device game loader.
Does your console have a modchip? Try to disable it if it has one.
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