You usually get this in playstation 2 console system, when you insert an unreadable disc in it. Usually these are pirate dvd/cd's or burned dvd/cd's. The best to prevent this, is by getting a properly installed modchip or hdloader and a harddrive with ps2 network adapter.
Shit, my burned copy of grand theft auto san andreas wont play on my ps2 because of this Red Screen Of Death... i might aswell go out and buy the game ;)
by The one named K3N October 26, 2005