all right i figured it out. what it was is that i never had the r4dldi.dat file in my microsd card. I followed the steps correctly on how to get YSMenu on the r4 but for some reason never ended up with that file on my card. at the end of the tutorial he says what is supposed to be on the card and on wich folder and i noticed i was missing 2 files the r4dldi.dat and ttreset.dat all i did was just copy them from another location and now the roms work fine and dandy. Thanks for all your suggestion though at least they got me to go in the right direction.