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Thread: flash drive works, but HDD doesn't? wtf! PLEASE HELP!

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    It could be that you pulling the plug on the rip process may have fried the USB HDD so that the Wii won't read it anymore. When you plug the drive into a computer, does it see the drive? Have you tried re-formatting the drive again?

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    i was ripping it to my flash drive when i turned off the wii midway and it still works, just not in usb loader anymore. the hdd is brand new and isnt recognized whatsoever. i formatted it like 3 times today with wbfs, i put a backup on it then throw it in and nothing...
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    I would look in computer management and see if it shows up in there. If it does then I would load up wbfs manager (as administrator if using vista or windows 7) and if it shows up in there you're cracking. In computer management though you should see 3 partitions if you've done it right, i'm not sure if usb loader will only recognise partition 1, so partition 1 might have to be your main wii partition for games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballboff View Post
    I would look in computer management and see if it shows up in there. If it does then I would load up wbfs manager (as administrator if using vista or windows 7) and if it shows up in there you're cracking. In computer management though you should see 3 partitions if you've done it right, i'm not sure if usb loader will only recognise partition 1, so partition 1 might have to be your main wii partition for games.
    im running partition wizard home edition through xp to partition the drive. the main part of it is partitioned to fat32, set as primary, then formatted to wbfs through wbfs manager. i was doing 3 partitions but just did 2 the last time i formatted.

    before it would ask to partition my drive, not it just doesnt read it. this has to have happened to someone else other than me!!!
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    usb loader searching for device: then 30 seconds starts...

    how do i get it to recognize my hdd? even when its not partitioned it still acknowledges it so its not because of that. anyone ever have this problem????

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimzimma7 View Post
    usb loader searching for device: then 30 seconds starts...

    how do i get it to recognize my hdd? even when its not partitioned it still acknowledges it so its not because of that. anyone ever have this problem????
    So do both drives have a letter? Choose a different letter in wbfs manager. To be honest I gave up when I tried to partition my drive off, I settled for just using the whole thing for games. Problem I had was that I had to have wbfs as the first partition and fat32 as the second, but with having a fat32 drive as the second mplayer app wouldn't recognise it, so it was pretty useless anyway. There might be a way of setting your usb loader to look at fat2.

    Have you tried configurable usb loader? If it can't find games, it asks you to select a partition where the games are or should I say the partition you wish to choose, it then selects that as the default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballboff View Post
    So do both drives have a letter? Choose a different letter in wbfs manager. To be honest I gave up when I tried to partition my drive off, I settled for just using the whole thing for games. Problem I had was that I had to have wbfs as the first partition and fat32 as the second, but with having a fat32 drive as the second mplayer app wouldn't recognise it, so it was pretty useless anyway. There might be a way of setting your usb loader to look at fat2.

    Have you tried configurable usb loader? If it can't find games, it asks you to select a partition where the games are or should I say the partition you wish to choose, it then selects that as the default.
    i got my hdd to read by putting something in the other usb port while the wii was searching for the usb port in the 0. now it works. quirky isnt it? i partitioned my first drive to fat32, then to wbfs, then my second is like 80gb's worth of ntfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimzimma7 View Post
    i got my hdd to read by putting something in the other usb port while the wii was searching for the usb port in the 0. now it works. quirky isnt it? i partitioned my first drive to fat32, then to wbfs, then my second is like 80gb's worth of ntfs.
    will pass the info along as alot of ppl been having trouble with this and in many different scenerios

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    yea i got cocky and installed usb loader gx to see if it would work and it doesnt. its a piece of crap, wiiflow is great so use that if its not recognizing ur hdd.

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