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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSyd View Post
    For those of you having trouble getting the harddrive to install..I ran into trouble with my Seagate Go 160gb. You need to run this program HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. WARNING!!! This program will wipe out all information on your thumb drive. If you like th cheesy u3 crap..don't run this program. Then run wbfs_win.exe from the command prompt. That is located in the forum as well as a nice how to on using it.

    The drive I am using has two USB cables. The data cable is located on the right side, power cable on the left (I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter how it is plugged in)..I am ripping games right now. This process worked on the seagate go. I will try my Patriot 16GB thumb drive next. Hate to wipe out my custom copy of backtrack though.
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    have a seagate freeagent go 250gb
    i am having a problem getting the hard drive to install but not from the usb loader side it works fine from there to format and install games and play them but wont work on windows...so if i try to format the drive through wbfs in windows on cmd line or even wbfs manager v1.0 i get error "could not open drive: no error" and if i format on wii and plug it into the pc and try to load it to put a game on it i still get the same error?
    other then running this prog was there anything else you did? also what operating system you using for windows on on vista 64

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mave0708 View Post
    have a seagate freeagent go 250gb
    i am having a problem getting the hard drive to install but not from the usb loader side it works fine from there to format and install games and play them but wont work on windows...so if i try to format the drive through wbfs in windows on cmd line or even wbfs manager v1.0 i get error "could not open drive: no error" and if i format on wii and plug it into the pc and try to load it to put a game on it i still get the same error?
    other then running this prog was there anything else you did? also what operating system you using for windows on on vista 64
    I am running an AMD Phenom with Vista Ultimat 64. I think the problem may be with your USB Hub. Double check device manager and make sure it is installing the driver. If you go to control panel, look to the left, click classic view then system. You'll see Device Manager on the left. Then look under Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Make sure you don't have any yellow exclamation marks. Chances are, the OS is not loading the drive. You can also double check in Computer.

    I formatted with wbfs, but you don't have to. If you wipe with the HP program and format NTFS it may work. I always format NTFS with anything bigger than 100gb. Just asking for trouble with fat32..i think the cap is 132gb, can't remember.


    Ok, I just re-read your post. Sorry, worked 16hours and just woke up. Uhhhhh, the WBFS doesn't have an explorer style view. You have to take into faith that everything worked fine. Google WBFS, the main page that has the program has a plithera of command lines for the exe file. You can view the partition or contents in an ASCII form. Bout it...
    Last edited by DarkSyd; 04-06-2009 at 02:39 PM.

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    I have a 60GB iPod video that I don't use for anything but storage. If I did a complete format using the Wii for the USB Loader, would I still be able to put the iPod into Disk Mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSyd View Post
    I am running an AMD Phenom with Vista Ultimat 64. I think the problem may be with your USB Hub. Double check device manager and make sure it is installing the driver. If you go to control panel, look to the left, click classic view then system. You'll see Device Manager on the left. Then look under Universal Serial Bus Controllers. Make sure you don't have any yellow exclamation marks. Chances are, the OS is not loading the drive. You can also double check in Computer.

    I formatted with wbfs, but you don't have to. If you wipe with the HP program and format NTFS it may work. I always format NTFS with anything bigger than 100gb. Just asking for trouble with fat32..i think the cap is 132gb, can't remember.


    Ok, I just re-read your post. Sorry, worked 16hours and just woke up. Uhhhhh, the WBFS doesn't have an explorer style view. You have to take into faith that everything worked fine. Google WBFS, the main page that has the program has a plithera of command lines for the exe file. You can view the partition or contents in an ASCII form. Bout it...
    ok i checked in device manager no issues with usb everything showing good..i even tried to update drivers for my my go 250gb says their all good......

    second thing i understand that its not a explorer view with wbfs what i ment what i was talking about it is in the cmd prompt when i try to run wbfs_win.exe H init command to setup wbfs on drive it gives me "could not open drive: no error" in the cmd box and if i format using the wii and try to put iso's on the drive using pc again it gives me same error

    my problem with this drive isnt the wii usb loader everything works fine on that side its the whole pc side thats f*up

    i cant figure why, like even why i format it using wii and then plug it into pc in "Computer" it sees the drive but obviously dont recgonize the format but still gives me " could not open drive: no error" with the cmd prompt or when i use wbfs manager v1.0

    lol and its startin to piss me off so bad because ive formatted this drive to fat 32 so many times quick and long format no difference

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    I tried using this software on my 320gb External HD and it said its was too big to format into Fat32, which i found strange. maybe it may have had something to do with my 320gb been a laptop HD in a USB enclosure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovanah View Post
    I tried using this software on my 320gb External HD and it said its was too big to format into Fat32, which i found strange. maybe it may have had something to do with my 320gb been a laptop HD in a USB enclosure
    i used the hp usb disk tool on my 250gb no prob i dont think i tried it on my 500gb but i did use Fat32FormatterEN on my 500gb and it worked should be able to find it in a google search

    Also to my previous ports i figured out why i was getting the "could not open drive : no error" it was because of the uac on vista, which i never even thought of before i read it in a spanish post on a site..because i was just double clicking it to open i wasnt getting full privelage so simply right click and ran as admin and worked fine...never really thought bout it because usually alot of programs that need admin access usually ask it when you open it the regular way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mave0708 View Post
    i used the hp usb disk tool on my 250gb no prob i dont think i tried it on my 500gb but i did use Fat32FormatterEN on my 500gb and it worked should be able to find it in a google search

    Also to my previous ports i figured out why i was getting the "could not open drive : no error" it was because of the uac on vista, which i never even thought of before i read it in a spanish post on a site..because i was just double clicking it to open i wasnt getting full privelage so simply right click and ran as admin and worked fine...never really thought bout it because usually alot of programs that need admin access usually ask it when you open it the regular way.....
    Yeah..there's all kinds of crap in the "Ease of Functionality" to Vista I had to turn off. I never thought of that..glad you figured it out. In Dos, I wouldn't see how running a command line code would throw an error. Good thing about 7, once you state your the Administrator..you don't get screwed with the are you sure!!!

    I am in the process of working on something that might be beneficial. I need to get my programming skills back to snuff anyway.

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    How do you turn off the UAC? It's been bugging me for months.

    edit: never mind, a quick google search helped me =D

    But back to my previous unanswered question.

    I have a 60GB iPod video that I don't use for anything but storage. If I did a complete format using the Wii for the USB Loader, would I still be able to put the iPod into Disk Mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timo View Post
    How do you turn off the UAC? It's been bugging me for months.

    edit: never mind, a quick google search helped me =D

    But back to my previous unanswered question.

    I have a 60GB iPod video that I don't use for anything but storage. If I did a complete format using the Wii for the USB Loader, would I still be able to put the iPod into Disk Mode?
    Hmmmm..there is an ISO on the net called gparted. Download, burn..reboot computer. This will allow you to partition the ipod. You need one for wbfs and the other for NTFS. Windows will see the NTFS. However, your gonna be limited to one side or the other on space. I have a 16gb thumb drive I have partitioned this way..one 2gb and one 12gb. I was fooling around with wad manager. You now have 4 options for device.

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