I'm having the same problems too, I even tried doing it on my dad's computer and it loaded fine and he is playing the game with no problems just minor nuisences, but I am the one, as usual having the problems. When I beam up to my ship in the Sol system or if I try to load the game while my ship is in space it gives me a loading screen that loads up to 75% and then it just stops, the info at the bottom keeps scrolling and the background keeps doing it's animation, but the loading bar is not moving. I left it be to load for two hours and still nothing. I have reloaded my video drivers, no dice and same with adding a SCSI drive and reinstalling the game there. I have reinstalled the game twice already.