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    Need help with my HDD on USB Loader GX

    Hi all, I recently bought a USB Western Digital My Passport 500gb HDD for use with USB Loader GX. The drive appears to have 2 partitions, G: which contains WD Smartwave and F: which is around 465gb free which I have formatted to WBFS.

    Now when I connect the HDD to the Wii and load USB Loader GX it says at the bottom of the screen that I only have 65gb of 465.09gb free. Why is it only using a very small amount? What do I have to do please to get access to the full 465gb odd?

    Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help me!

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    Have you made the partition you wish to use "PRIMARY AND ACTIVE"? Also when setting up mine I scrolled down (when hooked to pc) and 465G was unallocated. I set that to primary and active, after assigning it a drive letter. I thought I was missing something too at first.
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    Hello mate, thanks, I kinda thought it would be smiple enough to sort out. Could you tell me how I allocate it to "PRIMARY AND ACTIVE" please?

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    try this

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    you have to do through the windows disk managment....


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    I am pretty sure I just right clicked on the partition I chose to use and it dropped down a list of options. Here is the tut I followed to set up mine Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    OK thanks guys, it is OK to delete the G: Partition that contains the WD Smartware so I can maybe have full access to the 500gb? Cheers again I'll have a look at the disk management.

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    I went into disk management and changed the G: partition (the one with smart ware) to the letter I. I also marked the main H partition as "active". Thing is there was never a problem in the first place so it seems, sorry lol what was happened is that the skin I'm using for USB Loader GX was covering the 4 in 465 gb so it looked like 65gb lmao.

    Cheers then for your help, you guys are really helpful round here. BTW is is it still ok to maybe delete that other partition, or is it best I just leave it be?
    Last edited by cloudskipa; 01-12-2010 at 10:20 AM.

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    I don't know about that one. I believe I left mine as I started with 465.09 G also and so far that has been plenty..... for now Glad you found the problem anyway, 65G would fill up pretty fast huh?
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    oh god yeah, 65gb would have been filled up tonight alone. But yeah, I'm gonna leave mine too, 465gb is well enough I would have though.

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