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Codebreaker freezes when HDD is in
Codebreaker freezes when HDD is in –
Hi, I'm new here and I'm not sure if this is where I'm supposed to be posting this.
I have a Codebreakers 10 disc, and a HDD. I want to load Codebreakers so I can cheat on my HDD games, but whenever the HD is inside the PS2, Codebreakers will freeze.
It's a retail version of the disc too so I don't think it's a bad copy. It used to work just fine, but all of a sudden it would freeze on the Codebreakers screen and not go anywhere.
If I took the HDD out, I could load Codebreaker just fine. Is there any way I can start an ISO version of the Codebreaker or if there is any fix any of you know about? Thanks!
The reason why CodeBreaker reacts to the HDD at all is because when an HDD is present it will store the cheat code database in a partition it creates on the HDD. If something has gone wrong with that partition, corrupting its data, that could explain why CodeBreaker freezes, as it is then trying to interpret a corrupt database.
One way of trying to fix that is to remove the suspect partition entirely. On the next launch of CodeBreaker it should then create the partition anew, hopefully in working order this time. You will lose any cheats that you've entered yourself (if any), but that's still better than not being able to use the program...
I don't know what tool programs you have available for your PS2, but if you are able to run homebrew software at all, then you should be able to use uLaunchELF (aka: uLE) and its internal subprogram "HddManager" to erase the suspect partition. But whatever tool you decide to use, you obviously need to know the name of that partition.
For version 9.3 of CodeBreaker (that I use) the partition name is "PP.SLUS-20202.1108.PCB", and I think most of that will remain valid for any CodeBreaker version, except perhaps for the digits "1108" which may be version specific.
Best regards: dlanor
So this is due to a corrupt HDD? Is there any way I can move off my HDloaded games onto a separate HDD before I do this whole partition thing? Would a direct copy work? Assuming I have to remove the whole partition, do I have to reinstall all the HDloader stuff too?
I suspect that it is only the content of the CodeBreaker partition that is corrupt. This does not necessarily imply any damage to the HDD itself or its basic formatting.
Originally Posted by lamuness
I believe WinHiip is capable of extracting ISO files from PS2 HDD with HDLoader games, and store those ISOs on a PC. I also know that it is capable of copying an entire PS2 HDD to another. But such backups demands lots of storage space on the PC and/or an extra HDD, and it is also very time-consuming.
Is there any way I can move off my HDloaded games onto a separate HDD before I do this whole partition thing? Would a direct copy work?
Assuming that the corruption affects only the CodeBreaker partition, there should be no need to reinstall anything, or even to move it elsewhere while you clean it out. No other program has anything stored in the CodeBreaker partition anyway, nor would that even be possible, as they use a private filesystem in that partition which is inaccessible by normal PS2 file operations.
Assuming I have to remove the whole partition, do I have to reinstall all the HDloader stuff too?
On the PS2, unlike a PC, it is quite normal to have lots of partitions, and to add/remove them as routine operations. For example, every one of those HDLoader games is stored not just as a regular file, but as a separate partition. So if you have 50 installed HDLoader games, you thus have well over 50 different partitions, which would be unthinkable on a normal PC.
Best regards: dlanor