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Posting from my phone on vacation, so I will add more details and attach examples later... However, this is really bugging me and I wanted to get your thoughts... While going through all my old disks I decided i'd like to finish some uncompleted games that I had started back when I was a kid in the early 80's. but I ran into a problem with several of the files. These are all in standard atari basic by the way. When I try to load the problematic files it results in: READY READY (two "ready" messages) and then when I say LIST there is no code to view, and RUN does nothing, like there is nothing in memory. The files show up in DOS directory and seem normal size, etc. I have found I can load them into memopad as an imported basic tokenized file, but not sure what good that really does for me...at least it seems to indicate that the data is there and can be read. I am thinking something in the basic tokenized file got corrupted. I remember "back in the day" running into this READY READY thing with nothing to LIST even on some commercial software ( like Avalon Hill games or something like that which were in basic) and I assumed they were doing something intentionally to protect the code. Anyway, I'd appreciate any help or advice. It would be cool to finish some of these games I started on so long ago but I am stuck for now. I will attach some example files later after I get back to a PC. Thanks!! Eric