I did a fresh install of the base package
The updates dont seem to be taking, I run the game updates from mm and install them from xmb, they show up as installed in the system but if I try to update the game again with mm it will allow me to dl the patch again. So its like the updates are not taking.
I have now idea how everything really works but was thinking that maybe I needed to replace all the ebbots with the original out of box eboots. Then maybe I would be able to successfully installl the patches.
I am getting horrible performance out of my PS3 now, it is terribly terribly slow in all aspects of operation.