Alright. So I've been reviewing this topic for a while now, and haven't come to any definitive conclusions. Maybe I've not mastered an effective search, or I'm just plain dumb, but most every thread I've read (on this forum, and others) seems to have some variable that is not specific to my scenario. First off, I'm using: (in no particular order, and including possibly irrelevant factoids) HBC 1.0.1 NTSC unit with 3.2U firmware. Wiigator's 0.3 Gamma launcher. (cIOS249 is listed when launching backups) cIOS36 rev7. Shop channel Fix. Mii channel Fix. (the iso was 4.14G if that makes any difference) burning with IMGburn @ 4x onto Verbatim DVD-r. I also verify each burn, and received no errors) I got on the boat a little late, so I've not installed any previous loaders, cIOS, etc. (I used djTaz's guide to mod, to whom I owe a HUGE thank you, as everything has worked beautifully thus far, save for this backup, and an as-of-yet unresolved crash in Super Paper Mario right as I collect the second pure heart). In Gamma, I'm checking vidPatch as YES, and YES to removing copy-whatever before rebooting to load from the disc channel. Oh, and I've checked the hooks as GC... I've fiddled with many different settings, but from what I gather, that's just about right. Please correct me if it's not. It shows up in disc channel just fine, and loads all the splash screens etc. Then I get the DRE right before the title screen. So I eject the disc, and re-insert it. It works around half of the time. I got all the way through assassin #9, before the seemingly random crashes/DREs start. Sometimes it happens in the limo, sometimes when biking through town. It always gives the same DRE. Sometimes reinserting the disc works, sometimes not. I'm going to guess it's a bad burn, but maybe there's something I've overlooked. Any suggestions??? Should I try burning at different speeds? or with different media (to my understanding, what I'm using is pretty much the "industry" standard)? Thanks in advance for putting up with my noobish redundant post, and for any wisdom you may bestow upon me.