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    Cannot load backups from USB hard drive

    Hi,

    I've spent about half a day trying to get my wii to play backup games from my USB hard drive (Freecom Classic, 250 GB, USB powered), but I cannot get it to work. I updated the Wii FW to 4.2E and made sure that the IOS installed is IOS38 R14. I also installed the USB Loader GX and WiiFlow channels. I formatted my HDD as instructed, part FAT for WiiFlow and part WBFS for the games.
    Whenever I start either of these two channels the system briefly looks for a USB connection (at this point the LED on my HDD is still on). However after about 3 secs this LED goes and the Wii just does nothing, forcing me switch it off and on again to get it to work.
    According to this list my drive should be supported.

    I'm pretty much stuck . Who can help me please?

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    Is WBFS the first partition?

    Could be the drive is not getting enough power from the Wii. Is it in the correct USB port on the Wii?
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Is WBFS the first partition?

    Could be the drive is not getting enough power from the Wii. Is it in the correct USB port on the Wii?
    Thanks for your reply. I don't think WBFS was the first partition, will try this first thing tomorrow

    The port I had connected the HDD to is port 0 (the one closest to the edge, the bottom one with Wii in horizontal position) so according to what I've read this should be OK.

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    I have tried this with another external HDD I have which is externally powered, and this seemed to turn out well. Must be that the Wii does not give enough power to Wii-powered drives.

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