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    WBFS Manager - Error Occurred While Loading Drive

    Hi guys, here is my problem,

    I softmodded my Wii a year or so back and loaded some of my backups onto my memory stick with WBFS manager. Recently while trying to load another backup onto it when i pressed load it came up with the error : "Error occurred while loading drive. Make sure the drive is not in use or open and that it has been formatted to WBFS format." When i try to format it, it says "An error occurred while attempting to format the drive"

    Windows won't let me format whatsoever but here is the funny thing. On my laptop, Windows let me format and then i formatted my drive with WBFS and it let me load my backups. Also I tried a different USB drive on my desktop, the one that isn't working, and that won't work either.

    I know that is a lot of information to take in, but any help guys?

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    anybody?

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    Well i have encountered this same problem a few times, i am running vista 64 home premium(i really dislike it)
    when i seen the error message come up i'll admit i got a little worried, the only solution i came up with was this....

    1.close wbfs
    2.disconnect ExHD/memeroy stick
    3.Restart windows

    popped ExHD back in after restart to reformat, and it completed successfully..... rather strange considering i did nothing other then restart the system.
    loaded up WBFS which then formatted my ExHD with no problem. ( A few times to i was trying to load the wrong drive! too many letters in my computer with my ExHD plugged in)

    I'm sorry if my solution is of no help
    Hope you get it going! Good luck

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    Thanks a lot for the answer.

    I tried that but still the same error message

    Anyone else?

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    Use a program called partmagic, make a separate partion formatted as fat32, the remaining part space is up to you, I would suggest another fat32 about 4-6gb, that way you can actually store wii-related stuff on there (pretty much replacing the sd functions). Once you have the fat32 partition of whatever size you need for running back-ups 80gb+ (depending on how many backups you have...) then try to format using wbfs. I ran into this problem with a couple of NTSF externals, but they all work now. Hope that helps. You could also try usbloaderGX, there should be an option to format the drive from within the loader.
    MK WFC ID: 4468 9216 9667.... Let's play!

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    Partitioned the drive, put the wii files on a 2GB Fat 32 partition and made a 20GB Fat 32 partition.

    Tried to format the 20GB one and same error message, this is so frustratin:@

    Thanks for the help though

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    How about trying to use an older wbfs prog. Which one are you using by the way? Do you not still have the laptop you used to format it before?
    MK WFC ID: 4468 9216 9667.... Let's play!

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    I still have the laptop but all my backups are on my computer and it would be a pain to move them all to the laptop.

    By the way at the moment i'm using WBFS Manager 3.0 but i've tried all the programs i can find like Wii Backup Manager and Wii Game Manager bringing up a variety of error messages.

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    Understandable about moving all the files. Are they different OS? Do you have .Net frame. installed? Sounds more like a problem with your comp than your hdd. Especially if you can format and access it from the laptop. You may just need to double check on the PC side, there are different WBFS managers for x86 and x64 if that may be your case...
    MK WFC ID: 4468 9216 9667.... Let's play!

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    My laptop is vista home basic, and the computer is vista home premium, and it used to work. I think you're right about it being a computer problem because i've tested two hard drives.

    Any ideas about any framework i could download or anything that may fix the problem?

    Again, thanks for the help.

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