I was getting sick of waiting for a fix for LaunchELF because without a disc in the tray you can't launch any anything on a v9/v10/v11 console. The author hasn't seemed to have noticed this problem and contacting him is difficult since he is Japanese.
Well I have somewhat fixed the problem but need help since I have no knowledge of PS2 code.
I patched the "BOOT(notpacked).ELF" file from LaunchELF v3.33.
The problem seems to reside in cdvdman, similiar to the HD Loader disc seek problem.
I have attached the fixed ELF but the problems are as follows:
1) Due to the nature of the fix, you can't use the LaunchELF browser features such as Copy, Paste, Delete etc, the program freezes.
2) You can't use the CDFS browser.
Launching programs from MC, HDD and USB works fine with no disc in tray on a v9+ console
Enjoy and thanks to the original author of the program!