I am new to using PCSX2 but I got it running over the weekend and got about 50% way through Ape Escape 2. When I tried to load it last night, it would not go past the start screen. It would load up until I got to "Press Start to continue" and then would not respond, which it has been doing up until this point.

I am using a PS3 controller on my laptop to be playing and the controller is working in other games. Help please?