Help Pls in Formatting SanDisk 16GB Flash Drive
I've been through the forums and googled my heart out, but I can't seem to find out what's going on and why I can't format my 16GB SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive. I've done the softmod on the wii, following the guides on this site, and suspect I have the drive/wii version (I have a 4.1U) that isn't compatible with traditional burned backups, so I decided to confirm and see if I could load one from a USB device.
I'm running Windows 7, and have installed the WBFS Manager 3.0. I've deleted the volume in disk management, and when I go to assign a drive letter (making sure not to format), I receive an error (I can't remember the exact error right now...will revise post with this information when I have reperformed the steps to get the error message again). After the error message, it appears as if it hasn't been assigned a drive letter, and when I right click, the option to make it active is greyed. So, I formatted the flash drive as FAT32 and tried to format it in WBFS Manager... still the same error. I plugged it into the wii and tried to format it through usb loader, and usb loader and that didn't work (will revise exactly as to how this didn't work once I reperform the steps). So, now I'm here, still trying to format this flash drive. Any ideas? I am incredibly grateful for any help you guys can provide. Thanks!
Edited to add:
After deleting the volume in Windows 7 disk management, I go to "New Simple Volume" wizard (the others are greyed out), assign drive letter "W", tick "do not format this volume", and receive this error: "Virtual Disk Manager: There is no media in the device" with an OK button. The flash drive in disk management then shows no drive letter, and 14.93 unallocated as volume, with no file system indicated either. I go to WBFS manager, refresh drive list, and then "W" disappears. Hoping this information can be helpful!
I also see a drive "G", which shows it is also referencing the flash drive, but device type is DVD/CD-Rom on USB Mass Storage, no media, partition style Master Boot Record.