OK, so I have been very happy with my setup recently and have been playing like mad the last few days... YAY! I am a MASSIVE Zelda game fan and have been having no end of issues with Wind Waker using DIOSMIOS 2.3 off a 160GB USB. When I play for some time, usually more than an hour or so AND after any old cut-scene bam, black screen. If I had saved recently then I load it up again and no freeze at all in the same exact spot till I play for another hour or more and as soon as the next cut-scene hits then again another black screen freeze. I have used MIOSDIO2.2 and 2.3 off the same HDD and I have also used DIOSMIOSLite 2.2 off of 2 separate SD cards, one and SDHC32GB and an off brand and the other an SD2GB name brand fast as hell card and all options do exactly thee same thing! I have used Three tools to make the GameCube ISO DM compatible and and I have used compressed as well as uncompressed with all tools to no avail. I just can't get the darn game stable! I have ripped this ISO myself and it works beautifully on Dolphin the emulator and it DID on my modded GameCube before that crapped out on me. Wind Waker is really the only game I want to REALLY play besides Mario Kart Double Dash and that one works just great seeing and the two Zelda collections for the GameCube don't work with no disc, so Wii VC versions are fine by me . (My Wii drive is also busted BTW) And insight into this very odd problem is greatly appreciated. Thanks Kevin P.S. The USB I am currently using also has Wii games on it and those all work perfectly for as long at a stretch as I want. I have been playing Skyward Sword and it has run for 8 plus hours at once with noot the slightest issue as well as Twilight Princess Wii, if that helps the trouble shooting.