ePSXe keeps freezing

Discussion in 'ePSXe Discussion' started by lilguylover, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. lilguylover

    lilguylover New Member

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    Okay so I downloaded ePSXe 1.70 with the bios and the up to date plugins. I put in my game disc (FF7) and it's working fine then it just freezes. So I restart the computer, put the game back in and try to play it again and my computer freezes. After about 2 minutes ePSXe pops up but nothing loads and when I go to my computer the drive for my dvd/cd isn't on there.

    This has been happening to me for day so I finally gave up and decided to see if anyone can help me with this, it's driving me nuts. Whenever I go to load ePSXe for some reason my computer will freeze and then won't read the disc, or any disc for that matter. It works perfectly fine (I can watch movies and stuff from my dvd's) but as soon as I load the emulator it just messes up. So does anyone know how to fix this?
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  3. verboten999

    verboten999 soshin

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    Maybe it's the cd plugin? What plugin did you use? Did the "Run-BIOS" work for you or it was just the game? Or did you try other games than your FFVII (For the possibility that your CD might be scratched)? I first guessed it was your DVD drive, but then I read that you could play movies and access it without any problem. Did you download the correct BIOS btw?
  4. lilguylover

    lilguylover New Member

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    Well I usually use CDR WNT/W2K core and I've tried using peops but when I try to use the auto detection it says I have to do it manually? So when I did try it I just picked BE_2 and it just did the same thing. I've also tried FFVIII (FFVII is pretty scratched up) which is in pretty good condition and it does the same thing. It'll work for a little bit and then they freeze and I won't be able to play it again until the next day.

    I also thought it was my DVD drive at first but it only seems to happen when I try and play a PS1 game with the emulator so I don't know what the issue is. As for the BIOS it works fine when I go to run bios it just seems to not work with the game. I've never tried to run ISO's on it either, just game's that I already have so I don't know if that would make a difference or not.
  5. Squall-Leonhart

    Squall-Leonhart NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    run memtest for a few hours and then come back with the results, depending on the results of the test will determine exactly what this problem is.
  6. verboten999

    verboten999 soshin

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    Hmmm, I don't know then, I'm sorry. I had sismilar problem like that a while ago, but it was because of a plugin issue. I'll let the guys with better technical expertise handle this. Be patient okay bud?

    EDIT: Looks like you got a good advice. My post was a bit late :p
  7. lilguylover

    lilguylover New Member

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    Alright, I'm about to do the test and post the results. I actually just did a system restore and tried to do run bios and this time it froze for a few minutes like it does with the games but then the memory card and cd player came up. When I did the run bios before it was with 1.6 and the second time was with 1.7. I know I played FF8 (the first game I tried) with 1.6 so I started wondering if the 1.7 version was causing issues.

    Anyway, don't know if that's important or not just thought I'd mention it lol, I'm going to go run the test.
  8. lilguylover

    lilguylover New Member

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    I ran the test and it didn't have any errors so still not sure what it is =/ my computer isn't reading FFVII now but at least the disc drive is showing up in my computer, it just won't load. This has been happening about every night and when I come home from work it works for a little then messes up again. I'm thinking about only using epsxe 1.60 to play games from a cd-rom so I'll have to check that out tomorrow I guess.
  9. Squall-Leonhart

    Squall-Leonhart NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    Then, i have a snarky feeling its a read issue caused by the Optical drive, or the PSU's 12v is dropping when the disk spins up.

    make sure the Rom drive and the HDD are not on the same molex.
  10. lilguylover

    lilguylover New Member

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    Ah okay I'll probably have to check that out on Friday or Saturday then. I just got this PC in May and I did upgrade the graphics card to radeon hd 4650 and I know they recommended a....350 or 300 watt and mine is only 250 or 300 (can't remember exactly what it was, I think mine was 50 under then what they recommended). I did a bunch of research on it and it's been working fine since all I really do is play WoW.

    Once again I have no idea if that has anything to do with it or not, just thought I'd mention it in case it does.
  11. Squall-Leonhart

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    Then we may have just found your problem :), CDRom is dropping out when the 12v rail drops due to the VGA card kicking up.
  12. lilguylover

    lilguylover New Member

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    Ah okay, is there anything I can do about that except get a new graphics card or change my PSU? lol. I'm pretty sure I put the old graphics card in the box the new one came in but I don't want to have to keep switching. I know with the PS2 emulator I use ISO's and never have an issue so if I used an ISO of the game's would the game still freeze?
  13. Squall-Leonhart

    Squall-Leonhart NGemu Award Winner Award Winner!

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    Unfortunately not much.

    you could rearrange power distribution but i don't think it'll help much

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