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    Unhappy Hard drive reading wrong capacity and no games showing (worked on previous wii)

    Okay, so I used to have a white wii softmodded using the "softmod any wii" guide in this forum. Now, I have a black wii that's not backwards-compatible, modded the same way. My external hard drive is not on the compatibility list, but it did work with my old wii. (500GB WDBACY5000ABK-NESN, in case anyone needs to know). However, with my new wii, usb loaders are reading the capacity wrong and showing that it has no games on it.

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    -I've formatted the hard drive as ntsf, fat32, and wbfs, all of which as active, primary partitions and without any other partitions on the drive.
    -I was able to run Kirby's Dreamland off of my sd card with configurable usb loader, but it black-screened after I selected a save slot.
    -I went through the softmod tutorial a second time to see if it would make a difference. All wad's installed fine, but nothing changed

    Lasty, thank you all so much for all your hard work and patience helping out people like me. If you need any more information, I'll be happy to share. Also, if my issue has been addressed somewhere, I do apologize. I searched around and didn't find anything, but this site is pretty big and a bit overwhelming, so it's entirely possible that I looked right past something obvious.

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    Not sure whether you're saying you've tried each type of format, or if you have multiple partitions on this drive. I'm hoping the entire drive you're meaning as one partition. Your softmod looks good (though the IOS Update was unnecessary since you were already SM 4.3). Try fresh from the start, and the whole drive as a single partition. Follow this guide to the letter.

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    YAY! Thank you so much for your help! I went through the guide with my hard drive and that fixed the issue. Or at least it fixed the issue in usb loader gx. Configurable usb loader now says it's an invalid partition and says that it's still 2TB, but oh well, gx works well enough for me.

    Also, sorry for my ambiguity, I meant I had one partition at a time. I changed between each of the three formats. Also, it's weird, it seems that when I made the wbfs partition, there was a second, hidden partition overlapping it or something. When I deleted the wbfs partition (which was taking up the entire hard drive), a new 128 gb partition appeared, which I deleted. Now, it's one solid fat32 partition and working beautifully.

    Thank you thank you thank you!

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    Still sounds like a drive configuration/setup issue. I generally use GX myself, but have on occasion used CFG. Glad you at least have it as in working if not perfect condition.

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