[SOLVED] Wii stops recognizing my hard drive after a short period of time
Problem: At various times while trying to load game backups, the wii will freeze. I'm using CFG loader to load from my wbfs partition. I can always see the list of games. Sometimes when I click the "start" button, the button turns white and freezes. Sometimes when I click the "start" button it'll go into the "loading...." screen, and freeze. Sometimes it will boot the game and show the warning screen about "make sure to put on your wii strap", fades to black, and freeze. I have to restart the wii differently depending on when it freezes, if I'm still inside CFG loader I can just hit reset on the unit, but if a game has loaded I have to hold the power button for 10 seconds.
also, when using the NES emulator (games are on my FAT partition) I can load 1 game, but if i exit out and select a 2nd game to play it will freeze and I have to hold the power button for 10 seconds.
It seems like there's a stability issue with my hard drive, but I've checked on 2 different USB compatibility lists, and the one I'm using is listed as "works". http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html and USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp
Any ideas how I can fix this?
Hard drive: Western Digital My Book Essentials USB 3.0 WDBACW0020HBK-NESN 2TB - (External Power Supply). It came with a spin-down after 30 minutes idle, which I disabled with "WD SmartWare"
Partitions: 1st WBFS, 2nd FAT32. Fat takes the last 20 GB, and wbfs takes the rest. Partitioned with wbfs.exe (build 'delta'. Mod v1.0 by Sorg.)
I've also tried the first partition being NTFS, and have same exact errors.
System menu: 4.3U (used mailbomb method)
Homebrew channel: 1.0.8
CFG USB loader: v70
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