All wii loaders freezing when mounting drive
I have had a modded wii for a couple of years now, it always worked without a hassle.
So this weekend, I decided to go all out and buy a Western Digital My Book Essential WDBAAF0015HBK-NESN 1.5 TB, a drive confirmed as working by multiple sources. I have formatted the drive according to the fat32 drive carefully and have updated my softmod (also very carefully) following the softmod guide.
The drive has worked the first time I hooked it up to the console and it was still a fresh format. I ripped a game to it, then the problems started: it would not boot . I start any usb loader application and they all freeze at the usb part (usbloader freezes at Initialize usb device, for instance.) You'll see for example that the drive will be accessed (the light on it will flash and it will make noise) but that's as far as they get.
After that, I tried reformatting the drive (which is detected fine by the computer, by the way.)
A google search also came up with nothing.
I'm running out of ideas at this point, if you can help me in any way, it would be greatly appreciated. I will also provide any detail necessary to getting this situation resolved.
**Edit: I have also tried other USB devices which work perfectly