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    So it used to play Wii games but no longer does?

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    Disc games work just fine, it used to be able to play games from the USB drive. When I first got the drive I installed New Super Mario Bros. and Sin and Punishment 2 (I believe it was) and they worked just fine. I initially got the drive because my previous drive wouldn't play games at all and remember being elated when NSMB actually played. However, after going back to Wiiflow and trying to play NSMB later (probably a week or two after the initial test) I discovered that Wiiflow no longer detected the drive and that's where I've been :/

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    Have you tried this yet?

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    Alternatively you could try removing all traces of the USB loaders from your SD card, USB and Wii and start over from scratch as one of the config files to said USB loader could be corrupt. To be clear, this would not require re-modding the Wii, only re downloading the USB loader app(s) and putting the new downloaded and extracted ones on the SD/USB again. Be sure you uninstall the forwarder for them on your Wii menu too (if you use forwarders) then reinstall the newest one.
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    Yes, that is what I did above. I deleted Wiiflow from /apps and the Wiiflow folder from the root of the SD and then downloaded the newest version of Wiiflow from the google.code site. Still the same problem whenever I launch back into Wiiflow though :/

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    This is quite perplexing. I'm not sure what else I can suggest that might help. I'll review this thread again in a bit and see if anything comes to mind. Hopefully someone else can offer some more advice as well.

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    Yeah, the only thing I can think is that maybe the drive is incompatible despite the fact that it was initially able to be read from. I mean, it is conceivable that the drive could be detected and work with WAD manager and Retroarch but be incompatible with the USB loader programs for actually loading Wii games?

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    Have you tried other loaders besides Wiiflow ? I had the same problem you have with it not detecting your drive, USB Loader GX was the only one that ever worked for me.

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    Okay, durr hurr hurr hurr. Apparently the drive wasn't set to active. I guess external hard drives must come up with the option on EASUS or whatever partition editor as active automatically, or have the ability to set the flag, but it wasn't coming up for me for my thumb drive. So I followed the instructions here: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ve-create.html

    and made the drive bootable....and lo and behold, it works! I put the flash drive back into the Wii with NSMB on it and it booted up just fine. Mission accomplished!

    I just assumed that EASUS automatically was setting my drive to active but a quick look in the Windows partition table showed that the drive wasn't active. Thanks for all the help with your guys' troubleshooting though, I really appreciate it

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    All that trouble for such a simple solution lol, glad you got it working.

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    Yeah, ha! I don't know how the drive was set to active whenever I initially had NSMB working when I first bought the drive, but somehow the drive was set to not being active anymore. I'm glad I noticed what the issue was, it was driving me crazy. Thanks again

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