There is something wrong here... if you have partitioned and formatted it as a 34GB drive, it should not show 164GB.
Used usbutil to install persona 3, and 4 to what i believe to be a properly formatted hard drive... it says 164 gb even though i only partitioned it to be 34 gb
164mb is the same size as my main partition.
EDIT: There is also something else wrong here! There IS no such thing as a 164GB drive!! The only sizes I am aware of that are close to 164GB are 160GB and 200GB... so please make sure that your HDD is setup and powered properly before installing games/running OPL!!
I think that you better resolve this issue first... as it could be a root of other problems.
I think that you should partition the whole disk to use the whole drive(Instead of 34GB), and format it as FAT32(NTFS is not supported).
I have this problem too, but it affects all of my games(Even games that USBAdvance and PS2ESDK can run faultlessly).
in v.0.6 it freezes on first yellow screen for P3, and the same for p4
in v.0.5 persona 3 goes past the colored screens, but stops on black. And p4 stops on a white screen.
However, your problem may be different from mine, so please try to sort out your HDD first before reaching a conclusion.
Above all, remember to defragment your disk before running OPL 0.6!! Even 1% of file fragmentation is unacceptable to OPL!!
If you can already launch OPL, I don't think you need to do anything else to your PS2 setup.
i just downloaded the elf files and launched them from ulaunch put them in, was there anything else i needed to do?
At most, you may need to re-partition and re-format your HDD.
If there are bad sectors on your HDD, then you need to replace it before running OPL.
BTW: Welcome to PSX-scene!
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