create a new patched HDLoader without using the following switches:
maybe you also need this switch:
/S - Stop cdvd-drive motor after loading (use ONLY with disc based booting).
EDIT: note, the /S switch has different effects on different PS2 console versions. an /S patched HDL works fine on my V4 without a disc in the drive, but it does not on my buddies V9.
/N - No disc seek while loading (stops freezing at splash screen on V9).
PAL V14 SCPH 75004PSTwo, fully working, XenoPS
PAL "magical" V4 SCPH 35004 PS2, 160GB, dead DVD laser, exploited
8MB official sony MC (Slot 1)
64MB chinese clone MC, Free MC Boot 1.8, Independence Exploit (backup mod) (Slot 2)