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    USB HDD blackscreen/freeze

    I've searched everywhere I can, but I can't find anyone else with my exact problem, and other solutions don't work. my problem isn't covered in the sticky post above, either.

    when my external hard drive is plugged in, my wii boots fine, but homebrew won't load at all, just a black screen, and wiiflow freezes at the splash screen, I don't even get to the black-and-white logo.

    with wiiflow, I can start it up from the channel with the usb HDD unplugged, wait for it to ask me to plug it in, and then it works just fine.

    homebrew becomes completely unresponsive and the controller is unrecognized when the usb HDD is plugged in after loading. the background is still animated, so it hasn't crashed, but I have to power down the wii, as unplugging the hdd does not return control.

    it's a cheap ide enclosure (vid 05e3, pid 0702) with a haitachi drive inside, but my friend's wii works flawlessly with the drive kept plugged in, even with both partitions, so I'm fairly sure it's my wii. I've tried all the assortments of partitions on the drive that I can think of, switching the order of the fat32 and wbfs, switching which one is active, deleting one or the other, etc. I now have it formatted as a single, primary, active fat32 partition and still no luck.

    Ive tried reinstalling the iso's within the MMM pack and any other black-screen fix I can find... has anyone else seen these symptoms? any suggestions?

    thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer

    oh, and sorry to re-post, but I don't think I was supposed to post in the other thread.
    Last edited by arpheztwig; 12-27-2010 at 10:16 AM.

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    What is on the HDD - what is on there you need?

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    right now, just backups. ideally, though, I'd have all my homebrew apps and emulator roms on there and ditch the sd card altogether.

    also, in case it's relevant, I'm using system v4.2U, softmodded.

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    Has it worked before, is it just a recent problem because I was not aware you could use the HDD to run back ups form a fat32 I thought you needed a WBFS partition.

    EXTRA CONTENT:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-playing.html

    Try re setting up your FAT HD use the above tut. Make a backup of all your important data - stuff you can re-download (not games obviously s they are too big) you should.
    Last edited by CJSS; 12-27-2010 at 11:04 AM. Reason: Extra content

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    fat32 support is relatively recent, (I think since cios rev 17) and wbfs is slowly being phased out, from what i understand.

    all beside the point, though. it froze before, it freezes now. it worked on another softmodded wii when it wouldn't work on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpheztwig View Post
    fat32 support is relatively recent, (I think since cios rev 17) and wbfs is slowly being phased out, from what i understand.

    all beside the point, though. it froze before, it freezes now. it worked on another softmodded wii when it wouldn't work on mine.
    You need rev19+ or hermes cIOS v4+ for FAT32.
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    Try re-installing homebrew and/or the cIOS - maybe there is a more up-to-date one (try cIOS rev 20 b).

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    249 needs to stay at rev17. Use a wad manager to install these:
    Waninkokos cIOS Wads.zip
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    ok, thank you, honestly. this is all helpful, but actually has nothing to do with my origional problem. even when I had my wbfs partition, it still froze on my wii when it worked flawlessly on another wii that I softmodded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpheztwig View Post
    ok, thank you, honestly. this is all helpful, but actually has nothing to do with my origional problem. even when I had my wbfs partition, it still froze on my wii when it worked flawlessly on another wii that I softmodded.
    It might be a corrupted cIOS though.
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