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    USB Loader GX stuck at Initialize USB

    Hi guys... I need help with running backups from my WD My Book Essential 1TB HDD. I used NeoGamma to run DVD backup without any problems but I can't seem to run it off my HDD. I have used Full Hacking guide for 4.2 system menus by messie for the Softmod.

    I have installed WBFS and formatted about 900GB of the HDD using WBFS Manager and put in one game just to test but can't seem to get it working. It gets stuck at the Initialize USB screen. I even tried using uLoader but it just stops at the main screen but does allow me to run the DVD backup.

    Is there something wrong with my HDD compatibility? I've checked this model and it has been tested working.

    Please advice. Thanks!!

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    Is the partition marked as primary? Try USB loading with neogamma

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    Yes, I've installed 2 partitions: WBFS and NTFS : 900GB and ~50GB respectively. They are both primary partitions but with WBFS partition marked 'active'.

    I think I sort of know what is going on. I suspect it is the HDD which has its own Security software from WD: WD Smartware. It requires a password to access the files even on my own PC everytime. Without unlocking, I can't access the HDD even from Windows. So I assume it is the security software that is blocking access to the HDD from Wii.

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    you need to do one more partition. I had 2 partitions like you but now i know that if you want that it will work for you you nedd to do a partition of 5gb FAT32

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    I have the same drive. Originally set up wbfs/fat/ntfs partitions. Worked fine. I changed it to 800gb fat32 rest ntfs. It works great that way too. I never set up the wd smartware stuff, so it was never a problem for me. There is no need for a wbfs partition anymore, fat32 is the way to go. It will work for all of your games and homebrew. I have ntfs partition for movies and such, just because I wanted too. The wd smartware is probably what is causing your problem, find a way to reset it or deactivate it, or maybe delete it.

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    Hi guys... thanks for your input. I managed to get it working some time ago now.

    On another matter, I can't seem to run some games using the USB Loader... it just gives me a black screen and I have to reset the console. Are there any settings I could use on the "Game Load" menu to make the game work?

    Also, now that I have Softmodded my Wii, can I update the system and still play my backup games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchua81
    Hi guys... thanks for your input. I managed to get it working some time ago now.

    On another matter, I can't seem to run some games using the USB Loader... it just gives me a black screen and I have to reset the console. Are there any settings I could use on the "Game Load" menu to make the game work?

    Also, now that I have Softmodded my Wii, can I update the system and still play my backup games?
    Check the problematic game list within these forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by rchua81 View Post
    Hi guys... thanks for your input. I managed to get it working some time ago now.
    I'm having a similar problem. What did you do to make it work? Did you destroy the smartware?

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    Hi mate... you need to go into the WD Smartware program and disable the password protection option. That way your Wii is able to access the HD files instantly and that should sort out your problem.

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    Solution to this Problem

    I have had this problem so much recently that I made notes of my successful attempts and have compiled this quick guide to fixing your Wii USB issues. This seems to be a problem with the newer wii systems and the way the USB drive is mounted. Improper mounting can cause your USB drive to not be mountable again by the Wii and thus causing frustration and/or a headache.

    Wii Order of Operations for USB Card

    For New USB Drive
    1. Insert USB Card into Computer
    2. Format USB Card to ext FAT Format (Quick Format)
    3. Load WBFS Manager
    4. Select Drive and choose Format (if this does not work try steps 2-3 again)
    5. After Format is complete choose Load
    6. Upload games
    7. With Wii turned off insert USB Card
    8. Load up USB Configuration Loader
    9. Play Games

    *Note sometimes this will not work, in this case do a full format of the USB card in FAT 32 followed by a quick format in ext FAT.

    For USB Drives that stopped working use the same steps as entitled above. Many times you will be able to still detect wii games from your computer.
    Load WBFS Manager and select load on the drive.
    Right click on file and choose Extract Iso.

    I have seen another problem where the drive is not recognized by Windows at all, do not worry your drive is not dead!
    Go to the Administrative tools in the Control Panel and go to Disk Management.
    You should be able to find your drive from there and format it.

    Sorry guys, this will be a rather lengthy process, do not expect a quick solution to mounting problems.
    Last edited by Doctorhino; 06-25-2012 at 09:16 PM. Reason: Typos and more info

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