I'm sorry, I was in a rush to get to a chiropractic appointment. Yes, I have a slimline PS2, and I use FMCB to start it all up. I got CB to launch off of my flash drive, though, using another ELF because it turns out the ELF I had originally was corrupted somehow. It is also very easy for me to determine when it is done loading, because my TV flashes lol.
Anyway, now I'm having a problem with the loading the game after I select cheats. I have it set to load up ESR, and it flashes the colors, but then it goes black and never loads. I left it on for over an hour, and still nothing. When I do not have codes set, it boots fine, otherwise no-go.