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    Unhappy USB Hard Drive Not Working

    Hi,

    I was previously running on v3.2U with CoverFloader & a USB hard drive (Seagate 120GB) in port 1.

    In a moment of insanity, I upgraded to v4.2U (via offical Nintendo updater).

    I then followed the wiihacks softmodding guide for 4.2 & got HBC up & running again.

    The problem is now, my USD drive doesn't work any more.

    I've tried various USB loaders:
    - coverfloader = freezes at initializing disc
    - neogamma r7/r8 = usb retries from 30 - 0 then returns to the menu
    - USB Loader GX = freezes at initialize usb device

    I've tried the following combinations without success:
    port 0 = USB drive; port 1 = nothing
    port 0 = nothing; port 1 = USB drive
    port 0 = USB drive; port 1 = flash drive
    port 0 = flash drive; port 1 = USB drive

    I've tried removing the partition, recreating the partition & formatting it in WBFS using WBFS 3.01. Still nothing.

    I've been searching/googling for the past 3 days without any workable solution.

    Really @ wits end here. Can anyone help?

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    May seem slightly out there - but try googling for cios36_rev9 and downgrade the cios to that revision, my HDD couldn't be found at all in any loader with rev14, but downgrading to rev9 made it work perfectly(and i haven't found a non-working game yet)

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    Hi Devillist,

    Thanks for the tip... I installed cIOS36 rev9 & here are the results:

    USB loader - still freezes @ initialize usb device.

    NeoGamma - displays a warning that says it requires rev14 but successfully manages to load games from usb drive. Yay!

    CoverFloader - Error message appears stating that the cIOS is rev9 but coverfloader requires rev??? (cannot see as the black text disappears on the black background).

    Definitely major progress here. But I would really like to get either coverfloader or USB Loader GX working as I don't like the interface of NeoGamma.

    Any other suggestions?

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    For USBloadergx, have you tried putting the drive in both ports since swapping the revisions? It does only work for me in the 'right' port looking from the front, the top port when the wii is laying flat

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    Tested both ports. Same result. Freezes @ Initalize usb device.

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    Does the compatability for HDDs change with the firmware versions of the Wii?? Maybe the drive is no longer compatable with the Wii since the update.

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    Latest update:

    Installed cIOS36 rev10.

    Coverfloader works!

    NeoGamma works! (with warning that it requires rev14)

    USB Loader GX still freezes @ Initialize usb device.

    Technically problem solved but would like to pursue this to get USB Loader GX working...

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