Yes "Pob" the USB Flash drive 8GB that I used before works, as a matter of fact; it is the ONLY thing that my apps work from, I can't get the apps to load from SD anymore either. But the SD is not really a concern too bad, if I could get my HDD working. The 8GB flash drive just isn't large enough.
Well then it is definitely the hd and no one can guarantee u that it will work once u remove that partition.
I appreciate it, I wasn't looking for a guarantee, just an Educated opinion. I don't really have any files on the HDD that I can't get back and they sell New one's everyday....lol
I think personally that getting rid of the partition might help, but i repeat it is an assumption
Pob, I've been doing some reading, and I think that this Virtual CD IS going to be the problem or as we say in my work; it may not be the culprit but "it is a Person or in this case, thing of interest". ...lol
There is an option to "HIDE" the Virtual CD drive so that it doesn't pop up every time you connect the HDD. I think I am going to try to disable the Virtual CD without removing it. If that doesn't do the trick, I will then remove it entirely.
I can't believe no one else has had this problem and posted the fix here. Nevertheless we will get it resolved and maybe help the next gamer.....kinda "pay it forward" if you will.
Goodluck, report back your findings if u would
I'm working on it Pob.
Not Running yet. I deleted the VCD Partition, re-formatted the drive to a FAT32 and NTFS, that didn't work so I re-formatted to ALL FAT32, still hasn't worked.
I believe I have d2x cIOS v8 r41 now. I am at a loss though.
When I click on the HBC, the HB screen loads (where the apps are suppose to show) I did notice that while looking at the LED light on the HDD that the Light blinks off and then back on quickly then I don't get the apps and the HBC screen turns black with that same little green line in the top right quadrant of the screen. I also plugged the extra USB plug into the other port on the Wii just to see if the Blink on the LED was due to a temporary power loss. It sill blinked.
So not sure if removing the Virtual CD Drive has made any difference or not yet. I wouldn't recommend it if you have one. Let mine be the guinea pig...lol
Um, not exactly a once and for all conclusion..........
Originally Posted by Pob3008
I did have a USB stick that DID indeed work, it will run HB apps and everything just like SD. BUT, when I connected my HDD, it would not work. On this particular Wii, the Console is not recognizing the SD card contents, it will recognize the SD if you are on the Wii MAIN Menu, you can see the little SD icon light up when it is inserted. I am going to try correcting some settings in "Priiloader" that I think I may have altered once upon a time.
I went to one of our other Wii's and updated the cIOS in it and connected the HDD to it---->No Go. I then disconnected the HDD and placed the same SD card I had used with the Black Wii (^^Above^^), all the apps showed up in HBC and everything. I connected the HDD and started WiiFlow, and CFG; both of them saw the game I had on the HDD.
I did try to use the HB apps from the USB HDD but still got the same green blip as with the other Wii.
So, at least I know the HDD will run a backup if in FAT32. I don't know why it won't run the HB apps.
HDD spoken about above was formatted FAT32 with the game in an WBFS folder with the game file split into 4 parts.
All in all, no major problems, just a few tweaks here and there. I sure wanted to use a NTFS partition on the HDD for some movie files and such.
With such success, I have now partitioned the HDD 10GB FAT32 and 490GB NTFS, I have the game in a WBFS folder on the root of the NTFS partition on the HDD and the game is in .iso format. The wii doesn't see the game with this setup but I will move over to the NTFS thread for troubleshooting that.
I've followed EASEUS and Wii Game Manager instructions and everytime I load WiiFlow, I just get this image that highlights where I need to load my USB thumb drive. (Yes, I load it in the right slot, and it just still shows that image).
Seems formatted right, use Wii Game Manager to scrub the ISO's, and they are in the WBFS folder ...so why can't WiiFlow read the drive?
(I checked, and my thumb drive *is* compatible, it's a Dane Elec 8GB)
What cios do u have installed? Have u tried to load it with another usb loader?