Sounds like he's got an NTSC copy of HPaTCoS and you might have a bad key for CDRWin which the internal code caught and is now in "coaster" mode (Jeffie's punishment for not coughing up the cash...)
Originally posted by jon1
balto, thanks for your reply.
i have tried copying using "cdrwin" to the hard drive and back from
4 to 8 speed, "clonecd" using the same method.
interestingly enough , the latest ps2 i chipped today 28/11 whith the magic 2 v3, the owner observed my attempts to boot the game but to no avail. later on tonight however he phoned me to say his own copy of harry potter booted ok, albeit in black and white.
meanwhile i will have to wait until saturday, when i shall be recieving my order messiah 2 chips, hopefully everything will be sorted then.
by the way you most probably have guessed i reside in the uk