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    A hello with a question! ;)

    Love this site lots of great information and have successfully played games as well so its been very cool. My problem is I hook my hard drive up use WBFS manager and everything works like a charm. Problem is when I hooked my external back up to my computer to add more games windows 7 and Vista both say that my external HDD needs to be reformatted I tried looking around and didn't find anything. Does anyone happen to have any answers?

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    Windows will not see WBFS, open WBFS manager to see that partition.
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    I can change it to my drive which is F but if I click on load to see what is on it I get Fatal Error pop up and it closes out. still if I hook it up to my wii it works just fine. I just thought it was quite weird... Would I be better off reformatting to NTFS and creating two partions and leaving on NTFS so windows can still read it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeym6 View Post
    I can change it to my drive which is F but if I click on load to see what is on it I get Fatal Error pop up and it closes out. still if I hook it up to my wii it works just fine. I just thought it was quite weird... Would I be better off reformatting to NTFS and creating two partions and leaving on NTFS so windows can still read it?

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    You can do that, but its not necessary. Did you format with the Wii, Its best to use WBFS manager to format.

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    Orignally I formatted my drive to Fat32 then used wbfs and loaded games etc... same issues never could see it this time I did quick format to NTSF via windows and then used wbfs once again can get games onto wii and play but when hooking back up to PC either way still can't do anything with the drive in wbfs without getting fatal error. I found it quite strange and thats why I am here

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeym6 View Post
    Orignally I formatted my drive to Fat32 then used wbfs and loaded games etc... same issues never could see it this time I did quick format to NTSF via windows and then used wbfs once again can get games onto wii and play but when hooking back up to PC either way still can't do anything with the drive in wbfs without getting fatal error. I found it quite strange and thats why I am here

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    did you make sure to delete the actual partition when you made the WBFS drive?

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    Ahh no cause A I dont know how to do that and B didn't know I was supposed to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeym6 View Post
    Ahh no cause A I dont know how to do that and B didn't know I was supposed to.

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    then go to the FAQ's/TUT section and check out gensw3f (I think that's how its spelled) guide on WBFS formatting a drive comes with pics and couldn't be easier.

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