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    I think my Wii bricked my 8 gb Flash Drive, now i am scared of using an HHD

    I was watching a movie using WiiMC, and when it got to the credits, I turned the wii off and unplugged the flash drive and put it in computer, but It wouldn't detect it, I then put the flash drive back in the wii, and it again was not detected, it doesn't work in my friends computer either. I read that you can brick the Flash drive with a PC if you don't "Safely Remove Hardware" (Which I almost never do) but the flash drive stopped working right after I removed it from the Wii, so I was thinking, Is it because I didn't "Safely Remove Hardware" on the wii?, I mean there really isn't a way to safely remove it is there? I am hoping to get an External Hard Drive for my birthday, but I am worried that it will brick.

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    put it back into your pc. click start and type in disk management and click on the 1st option to see if its detected there

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisplushado View Post
    I was watching a movie using WiiMC, and when it got to the credits, I turned the wii off and unplugged the flash drive and put it in computer, but It wouldn't detect it, I then put the flash drive back in the wii, and it again was not detected, it doesn't work in my friends computer either. I read that you can brick the Flash drive with a PC if you don't "Safely Remove Hardware" (Which I almost never do) but the flash drive stopped working right after I removed it from the Wii, so I was thinking, Is it because I didn't "Safely Remove Hardware" on the wii?, I mean there really isn't a way to safely remove it is there? I am hoping to get an External Hard Drive for my birthday, but I am worried that it will brick.

    I've had my drive get corrupted from one of the kids unplugging it from the wii while it was playing a game. The best thing is to shut the Wii down before taking out the drive. At least that is what I do now since I am paranoid.

    If you use something like easus partition master, you should be able to reformat it. Or if that won't see it, try RMPrepUSB to repair it.

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    I don't see it in the list of drives in easus partition master

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    Look for it in device manager. You may need to reinstall the drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisplushado
    I don't see it in the list of drives in easus partition master
    What OS are you running

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    XP, and I don't see it in Disk Management either

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    not sure if this has anything to do with it, but my SD card isn't detected in my SD adapter, but the card itself works.

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