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    Can no longer play games from USB drive

    I hacked my 4.3U Wii back in January, 2011 and everything has been fine. Recently I noticed that it will no longer play games from the USB drive. Wiiflow gives an icon telling you to plug in the disk drive and USB Loader GX loads the safety screen and goes no futher.

    I thought the hard drive could be hosed os I plugged my hard drive into my PC and the hard drive looks fine - it is formatted in FAT32.

    Any idea what could have happened? HBC, etc still seem to be working. Is it necessary to do the whole hacking process again from the beginning? Or can I start at Chapter 2 (or later) of the Softmod any Wii thread - http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html

    By the way, rather than using a hard drive can you load up games on a USB memory stick and plug it into the USB ports instead?

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    Huh, that's odd. Doesn't sound like a cIOS problem, but if you want to post a SysCheck as described here first, it wouldn't hurt. I take it the enclosure and the drive had been previously used on this Wii without issue? You sure you got it plugged into the proper USB port on the back (if the Wii would be horizontal, this would be the lower port)?

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    Yes - this is the same enclosure I have always been using. It is plugged into the lower port and I have tried power cycling both the Wii and the drive several times. I will do a SysCheck - should that be done with the drive attached or does it matter?

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    Not necessary re: drive attached. Did you verify the data integrity on the HD? I mean as FAT32, could you see the files on your PC without issue?

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    Yes files all looked fine on the HD attached to the PC - both in Windows Explorer and Wii Backup Manager. Will post Syscheck tomorrow as it is about 1am here.

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    Very weird - I can't copy Syscheck to my SD card as Windows is saying the card is write-protected. I tried moving the tab on the card and that doesn't help. I tried deselecting read-only but that doesn't work either. So I guess I will have to get another SD card. The other strange thing is I connected everything back up and I am able to run at least some games from USB now.

    One question on the SD cards. Do you need 2GB card or smaller or will SDHC cards work in newer Wiis - I have seen conflicting posts on this issue. It is getting hard to find 2GB cards these days. If you can use larger cards, like a 32GB card, can you just put a few games on this card? Is there a guide on this? I also assume that I can use a USB memory stick in place of an external hard drive.

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    OK, I had to backup my original SD card to a different card as, no matter what, I couldn't write to the original SD card.

    The current status it that I can play games from my USB drive by launching from USB Loader GX 2.0 R1038 from HBC. But if I try to launch games from WiiFlow via HBC or via the Wiiflow loader from the main Wii menu then it does not work.

    Any and all help would be appreciated -here is my Syslog (note that I hacked my Wii back in January 2011 and I haven't updated anything since then):

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    Most of your cIOS are stubbed. You should follow the ANY Wii guide all the way through. That should resolve your issues.

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    Where should I start? I have been using mauifrog's guide. Should I start at Chapter 2?

    How does this happen that they get stubbed? I just want to know how to prevent it from happening again.

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    If you follow the guide all the way through your cIOS will not get stubbed. Priiloader will block all updates from N so you will not have anything to be worried about. You say you followed his guide, but your syscheck and the problems you are describing indicate that you did not follow it correctly. Start from the beginning (take your time to make sure you do it all correctly) and you should not have any more issues.

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