This is the second copy of the game the same game i have had for PS2 that will not start up or load. The 1st copy was bought used so i thought that this was the problem, however i was able to find a brand new copy and i am having the same problem with this one as well. All i get is a black screen after i get the message loading data do not touch.
sounds like a problem with the PS2 itself, have you checked for dust inside? Maybe the optical drive is failing. Can you take the disc to a friends house and try it in their PS2?