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    Just to say that unfortunatly still no joy in getting wiiflow to recognise my verbatim 320gb drive, tried installing usbloader gx but same thing there just not recognising the drive.

    will try an alternative drive soon but as I have read that this particular drive is reported by a few owners to be working fine then am honestly stuped what could be wrong ??

    have tried both ports on the wii, have tried plugging in the drive with the wii on and then off but still nothing, can actually here the drive clicking with the 30 second countdown on usbloader and also the blue light is shwoing within teh drive but as I say nothing detected.

    Gold prize to the first correct answer !!!

    cheers guys am sure I will get there in the end !!!
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    Okay slight chance I may have worked it out ??!!

    I was using the whole 320GB off the external drive for use with the wii itself ie. no seperate partitions. again formatted correctly with the aid off WBFS manager, would I be correct in saying that I must also have a FAT partition ( any size ) and also an NTFS partitions ( again any size ) within this drive for it to be recognised by the usb loaders ???

    Anyone confirm how I make sure the wbfs partitioned section off the drive is primary and active ?? I dont see a option within the wbfs manager to select this ???
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    The only difference I noticed whan adding a FAT32 partition (not NTFS) was that windows became much better at detecting the drive. I noticed no difference with WBFS manager and my GX loader.

    Setting partitions as primary and active is done through disk management in Windows.

    Just for testing why not try Waninkoko's SD/USB Loader v1.5, it's a basic program but gives error codes when stuff doesn't work, maybe it will help. I always find the GX and a few others either work or not, but give no clues when they don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    The only difference I noticed whan adding a FAT32 partition (not NTFS) was that windows became much better at detecting the drive. I noticed no difference with WBFS manager and my GX loader.

    Setting partitions as primary and active is done through disk management in Windows.

    Just for testing why not try Waninkoko's SD/USB Loader v1.5, it's a basic program but gives error codes when stuff doesn't work, maybe it will help. I always find the GX and a few others either work or not, but give no clues when they don't.
    Okay as ever thanks again for bearing with me !!! okay may just take your advice and try this third loader !! does it have some good features ?? ablty to download covers / rip games from disc ??

    can u just confirm if it would be fat 32 as opposed to just fat if I was formatting in three different types ie. FAT/ FAT32 - wbfs manager and also NTFS ???

    so if I make the raw partition within windows " primary and active " it will still be the primary and active one when I run it thru the WBFS manager ??

    suppose there is no harm in trying another loader- where will I find a reliable download source ??

    Third time lucky

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