soo it's normal. ok. wow, thanks a lot for those info. looking forward to read more threads!!!!
I am a newbie, so if this has already been addressed, please feel free to point me in the right direction. However, from my searching, I have found variations, but not my exact example.
My wii was softmodded at version 4.2U. I am having the same problem with both USB Loader and WiiFlow.
I have an 2G SD Card (compatibility-verified) holding all of the apps and a dedicated LaCie 300G external hard drive (with its own AC supply) plugged into the lower/left USB port.
When launching WiiFlow and USB Loader, it finds the 30 games on the hard drive and also shows the appropriate space available left on the hard drive, so I know it is detecting it.
I have tried to run two types of games, two already there from the past and one I ripped directly to the drive from WiiFlow this morning.
1. One that was already there (New Super Mario...) initially loaded beyond the strap screen and the part showing to hold the remote horizontal. It then prompted where to save the file and when selecting one of the 'new' spots, it then went to the black screen never to be returned. Now, when I try to launch 'New Super Mario...' it always goes directly to the black screen.
Another game, Lego Indiana Jones, will actually allow me to start the game and when it gets to the opening scene scrolling down a map...the audio starts to loop (like a broken record) and the screen freezes.
2. As another test, I immediately ripped 'Wii Sports' from WiiFlow and then ran it. WiiSports launched all the way to selecting to play a specific game and select my character, but then it went to the black screen.
Is this a software issue? Hard drive issue?
Thank you in advance for any assistance!