Thanks, cheers for all your help
. Hopefully someone here might know what the issue is
EDIT: For closure on this topic, I formatted my memory stick and hey presto, problem solved
. Literally don't know what was causing it but whatever it is working now so I am happy. The memory stick was one of the last places I would think of looking but oh well
EDIT 2: After a lot of trial and error, it seemed to be something to do with the CXMB although I still don't know what exactly, but basically that plugin resulted in my console freezing on ingame text entry.