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    HDD wont format to Fat 32


    I'm trying to set up my HDD to be wii compatible but I have a problem. When I try to format it or create a partition it will only allow me to format in NTFS or exFAT, using Windows Vista computer management.

    Is it neccesary to have a FAT32 partition? Or can these functions be done through a SD card? Is there another way to format the drive effectively?

    I want to be able to drop files from my PC onto the HDD and rip exisiting discs to the device.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of a good tutorial on how to set this up?

    Any help anyone can give to help me solve this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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    Just make sure you have this thread:

    Then ask questions if there is something you don't understand.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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    Everything on the above link is good, but missing one important step before using WBFS software....
    Search for something called guiformat on a google search aand you can format the HDD of any size to FAT format, then use WBFS, select the drive letter and press format, then your done... now you can load your hard drive with games....

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    I didn't have a single issue. My drive was formatted to NTFS, then when I used WBFS manager, I formatted it with that and had zero problems. You don't want to format the drive in FAT32 unless it's actually a small drive. I went with a 150 Gig I had laying around, you can't even format it to Fat32 because of the size. You really only need to format it to something the computer recognizes, because as soon as you format it to WBFS, your computer will tell you need to format it everytime you hook it up. But, you don't format it, go into WBFS manager and load the drive that way. Hope this helps.

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    Try using PartMagic to make a Fat32 partition.
    MK WFC ID: 4468 9216 9667.... Let's play!


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