Itís a well known glitch. It has happen to me more than once. There may be a better way around it, but I donít know it. I can only suggest to reverting to an earlier save. Sorry I canít be of more help. Just always remember to save and save often.
I started 5 new games and got stuck every time so I ejected the cd then re inserted it. it took about 20 seconds then finally started and went on the the red eclipse scene on the ebon hawk. hope this helps other people out.