First of all, i'm gonna give a little bit of a backstory to my Wii issues, so please bear with me, and i'll try to keep it somewhat brief.
So, about six months ago, i tried to softmod my wii. Everything seemed to work just fine, i even managed to load up Super Smash Bros Brawl
from my HDD. But after that first succesful attempt, a plethora of problems arose (more on that later).
Even after alot of help from members of this forum, which included going through the softmod guide multible times and even buying a new HDD,
i couldn't solve any of my issues. At that point, i was more than fed up with it all, having tried over a month to get it to work, so i decided to
just put this modding thing on ice for a while.
Well, it's been more than a while now, so i thought i should give this thing another try.
First then, my issues. The short story would be that i simply can't get any of my HDD's to work properly with the Wii.
And yes, i've been through all the formating the correct way and all that, so that is not where the problem lies (and as i mentioned before, it already
worked once before). Below i've compiled info on all of my HDD's (2 of them that are both on the compability list + plus a nameless thumbdrive), the issues i get, games i've tried etc.
Games tested: Muramasa Demons Blade & Donkey Kong Country Returns
Games tried to rip: Zack & Wiki, Madworld
Softwares used: Configurable USB Loader (CfgUsb) & USB Loader GX
8 GB USB Fat32 Thumbdrive (dont know the label of it):
Loads up fine in CfgUsb most of the time, but hangs from time to time, both on load up and during menu use. Game shows up in menu, managed to download artwork. After starting game and getting past security screen, the screen goes black and freezes, everytime. Must hard reset.
Usb Loader Gx has the same issues as above. Trying to rip a game in Gx works initially, but freezes early in the process, usually before even hitting 1%. Trying to rip a game in CfgUsb it says "installing game, please wait..." and then it freezes (has to hard reset).
320 GB WD USB HDD, 2 partitions: 180 GB Unalocated, 18 GB Fat32 Primary, Active:
When connected, the Wii hangs while starting HBC and UsbCfg. Can start Usb Loader Gx if
i connect the HDD after startup, but sometimes it tells me to choose device or to format. When i then choose the device, it kicks me out to the system menu, and i then load USB Loader GX again, and it starts properly (albeit slow). No game shows up in the menu. When trying to install games to harddrive, the process starts at 100% and freezes.
1,5 TB WD Elements USB HDD, 2 partitions: 1,31 TB NTFS Primary, 51 GB Fat32 Primary, Active:
Freezes on CfgUsb startup. Can enter HBC & Usb Loader Gx fine, but Gx kicks me out to the system menu after chosing device, just like with the 320 GB HDD. And when i get into the Gx menu, not only does it not show any games on the harddrive, the harddrive itself shows up as 0,00 GB, even though the partition is 51 GB
Personally, i start to get the feeling that the problem might lie with the Wii's usb port. I don't know if a usb port can get partially damaged, but it feels like it
can only read some of the data on the drives, and even then just some of the time. Furthering this feeling is the fact that i have no problem with freezes of anykind when nothing is connected to the usb port. I can launch all the homebrew apps fine from the SD card (a 2 GB sandisk). I can even launch and play GBA games from it using VBA GX.
Is there any way to check if the problem lies with the usb port?
Or any other suggestions? Any and all help would be appreciated. I feel so frustrated when i got it to work once, and then after that nothing works no matter what i do
And sorry for the uber long post, i just figured i'd cover as much info as possible from the beginning.
Also, here is a system check, just in case it'll help in any way.
sysCheck v2.1.0b17 by Double_A and R2-D2199
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
System Menu 4.0/4.1E (v54450)
Drive date: 2006.09.07
Homebrew Channel 1.0.0 running on IOS58
Console ID: 37641914
Found 110 titles.
Found 51 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS202 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.1): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v4.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v4.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224 (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.1): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS247 (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS248 (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249 (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS250 (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
Report generated on 2012/04/23.