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    Help troubleshooting 16GB Toshiba USB thumb drive?

    So I purchased this Toshiba 16GB USB drive with the intention of using it for Wii/Gamecube backups. Initially it worked just fine. I tried backing up one of my games (New Super Mario Bros. Wii) and it booted through WiiFlow without any hitch. However, after a couple of weeks WiiFlow started not even recognizing the USB drive as being plugged in. And that is where I am at now. For the life of me I cannot get WiiFlow (or USB LoaderGX, Neogamma etc, for that matter) to acknowledge the USB drive. It makes no sense to me, because I have done nothing else to the Wii except for play the backed up copy of NSMB and a couple of discs games I own. The drive is formatted to FAT32, set to Primary and Active with 32KB clusters and a 'WBFS' folder in the root containing games as per the instructions on the tutorials forum. If anyone could help me troubleshoot this problem I would be much obliged

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    Does the USB drive work on your computer? Do you have another USB drive you can test on the Wii to make sure the Wii's USB ports are not damaged?

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    The USB drive works just fine on the computer, I've been using it as a backup drive before I formatted it for the Wii. Unfortunately I do not have another thumb drive, it's the only one I have. The last thumb drive I used on this Wii didn't actually read at all, but I assumed it was that drive being corrupted or some such thing because this drive worked initially and the other one never did. However, now that I remember it though, I was able to use the other USB thumb drive to play roms but it wouldn't be read by any USB loader programs, so it did work in some capacity. I am thinking that maybe it has something to do with the way the loader programs were installed maybe? I don't know if I was misunderstanding, but it sounded like people were saying that you might have to use a different IOS for certain USB drives to work?

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    Could you post a SysCheck and let me know which IOS you have the USB loaders run on?

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    Code:
    sysCheck v2.1.0b19 by Double_A and R2-D2199, Nano
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
    
    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.3U (v513)
    Priiloader installed
    Drive date: 2006.09.07
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.0 running on IOS58
    HomebrewFilter ist nicht installiert
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 36180570
    Boot2 v4
    Found 82 titles.
    Found 55 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.
    
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS245[37] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS246[38] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247[53] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249[56] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10 (DIOS MIOS Lite 2.2.1+)
    
    Report generated on 2014/05/02.
    I'm not sure what IOS the loaders were installed on, but since the Wad Manager's default selection seems to be IOS249 whenever I install a .wad from there I think it might be IOS249. I'm not sure though :/

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    The mod looks good to me. The best I can come up with is that perhaps there is some issue with your Wii's USB ports. The only way I know to rule that out would be to try a different USB drive.

    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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    You have Dios Mios Lite installed instead of Dios Mios. Functionally similar, exccept the games go on an SD card instead of USB.

    If you want to load games from USB, you have to have Dios Mios installed.

    Are you putting GameCube games in a "games" directory? or are you trying to put those into the same "wbfs" directory?

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    Doubt it has to do with the USB ports since both Retroarch and WAD Manager allow me to mount and browse the contents of the USB drive. The only programs that give me problems are the loaders. I removed WiiFlow and downloaded the newest version from the Wiiflow google.code page but it still doesn't detect the drive. I'm really at a loss here. It was working when I first got the drive, other programs and computers read the drive, but WiiFlow and other USB loaders can't seem to detect it :/

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    You have Dios Mios Lite installed instead of Dios Mios. Functionally similar, exccept the games go on an SD card instead of USB.

    If you want to load games from USB, you have to have Dios Mios installed.

    Are you putting GameCube games in a "games" directory? or are you trying to put those into the same "wbfs" directory?
    I'm trying to get Wii games to load via Wiiflow, I load my Gamecube backups via the SD card using DIOS MIOS lite, which are working just fine through Wiiflow.

    edit: Wait, if I have DIOS MIOS lite installed, does that mean that I can't load any games via USB period? Even Wii games? I am trying to load the Wii games via the USB drive with the WBFS folder and the Gamecube games launch through a /Games folder on the SD card. I assumed that since DIOS MIOS was for Gamecube game backups it wouldn't affect the ability to play Wii backups via USB.
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    Dios Mios Lite will not effect USB loading Wii games, only GCN games. However, you can USB load GCN games too with Devolution, Dios Mios and Devolution can be used without conflicting with each other.

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    Ah, okay. So I guess we're at a bit of an impasse then? Like I said, Retroarch and WAD Manager both detect the drive and allow me to browse the contents of the drive within their program interfaces, so I know that the USB port is functioning correctly on the Wii. The only thing I can guess is that maybe the USB drive itself isn't compatible with the loader programs, but will work for whatever reason with these other programs? It's still confusing since the drive worked initially with me being able to play my New Super Mario Bros. backup. I don't understand how it could just go out like that randomly :/

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