OK so your HDD was loaded with your games and was working fine. Now all of a sudden your covers and titles are there but pressing play gives you a black screen on ALL of your games, arrrgh - what happened?
First thing to do is see if you can remember the very 1st game that you ripped to the HDD. Load it up and see if that plays. WHY? - Let me explain.
I ripped 3 games to my HDD. Transformers, Splinter cell - double agent and wii sports. (In that order, remember this for what follows.
The next day I had read enough to realise Splinter cell wouldn't work from HDD so i hooked up the HDD to the PC and deleted it using WBFS manager 3.0.
Yesterday I read about someone having problems with 2 wiimotes working at the same time snd realised I hadn't checked that.
I go into wiiflow and now only transformers and wiisports are there (as you would expect). Clicked on wiisports, fine, clicked on play and black screen just hanging there for a good 5 mins. OK pressed the power button and it took about 10-15 seconds to power down.
Hmmmm - What could by causing this? Perhaps its because I still had the old wiiflow.ini from before I deleted the Splinter cell game?
OK - hook up THe HDD to PC again, delete the wiiflow.ini. Go back into wiiflow channel, great, both of my games are still there. Click on wii sports, attempt to play and again black screen hang.
So what else could be causing this? Have I broken something?
OK, lets see if the 1st game still works. Load up to play transformers expecting a black screen, but wait, it's loading......
Wow, it plays fine, nunchuck and all.
So what the heck happened?
I suspect that wiiflow somehow keeps a record of exactly where on the drive it ripped a game to. So the 1st game runs as it knows exactly where to find it, right at the beginning. When it came to wii sports it couldn't find the game where it was expecting it to be as i had deleted the game that came between game one and where wii sports was meant to be.
None apart from deleting wii sports from the HDD with WBFS and re-ripping. Now plays fine including two player.
I am using wiiflow but would like to hear if any other loaders do this or if that does not happen to others using wiiflow as it may be a brand specific HDD issue.
Deleting games via wiiflow does NOT give problems, just via WBFS Manager 3.