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    Where did all my ISO's go?

    I have a wii running on 4.2. I followed the complete softmod guide and installed the USB loader gx. The hard drive was partitioned in two. The front was formatted with wbfs and the back was fat32 and held all of my homebrew apps. Everything worked great.*
    ** * One day I tried call of duty modern war fare and it went to black screen. I did a hard reset of my wii and after some research I found that the problem was solved by using a different cios. I then went into the gx menu changed the cios and then my games vanished.*
    ** * I took my harddrive back to my pc and checked it with wbfs and nothing was there. I went to reformat and received an error unable to format.*
    ** * I then bought a second harddrive. *Reformatted and reloaded. *(I have my backups backed up). This time I installed every cios the softmod guide said was safe and ran my games. *Call of duty 3 just stayed on loading. I then rebooted and tried call of duty modern warfare, to see if it would run. *Black screen and everything was gone again.

    What is causing the hard drives to lose *the wbfs files?
    Are the games still there and can they be recovered?
    I have other questions but I'll stop here.*
    Oh, the fat32 still works fine it was just the wbfs formatted side.*

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    I see this soo often......Over and over with people.....
    I use WBFS Manager to format my drives, with NO partitions, only for games.
    I also keep an SD card in the Wii for all of my homebrew stuff.
    Know what? NO PROBLEMS, EVER!!!!!
    I see soo many posts with people having problems partitioning a drive, I JUST DONT DO IT....
    Try MY method, and you'll NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM........

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    Black Screen = You need a missing IOS file or update an IOS file.
    What cIOS did you install? You should be on cIOS38 rev 17 (or rev 14) installed in slot IOS249

    If you can't format or make partion in Windows, please use an better program like Gdisk/free fdisk (runs under DOS). Those are very powerfull utilities
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannydet View Post
    I see this soo often......Over and over with people.....
    I use WBFS Manager to format my drives, with NO partitions, only for games.
    I also keep an SD card in the Wii for all of my homebrew stuff.
    Know what? NO PROBLEMS, EVER!!!!!
    I see soo many posts with people having problems partitioning a drive, I JUST DONT DO IT....
    Try MY method, and you'll NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM........
    Like Dannydet say's having a fully formatted drive with no partitions is alot more reliable,
    I myself have a fully formatted fat32 Drive and a SD for apps and never had any issues.
    Regards
    SoftMod Essentials:- CFG USB Loader FAT32 --- Wii Game Manager

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    In terms of reliability, partitioning the drive has no effect. If it is setup and partitioned correctlly then no issues will occur with a partitioned drive. It may be easier for some to use a drive formatted with only one file system... but it does not have anything to do with reliability or compatibility.

    @ OP- Your situation seems rather odd, are you leaving any info out that we should know?

    I have partitioned many HD's for use with the Wii and PC and no issues have ever been caused by this.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    In terms of reliability, partitioning the drive has no effect. If it is setup and partitioned correctlly then no issues will occur with a partitioned drive. It may be easier for some to use a drive formatted with only one file system... but it does not have anything to do with reliability or compatibility.

    @ OP- Your situation seems rather odd, are you leaving any info out that we should know?

    I have partitioned many HD's for use with the Wii and PC and no issues have ever been caused by this.
    In terms of Drive reliability, Yes i agree with you - But in terms of overall wii softmod reliability i disagree - A single formatted drive has to be better
    In my case a FAT32 can play games, play movies, run homebrew & read & write by pc, no third party software, no partitions required.
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    Right, but that is not reliability. That is ease of use. I can do everything you suggested as well...yes it requires a WBFS manager and partitions, but...

    You also need third party software to convert your games to .wbfs format.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    Right, but that is not reliability. That is ease of use. I can do everything you suggested as well...yes it requires a WBFS manager and partitions, but...

    You also need third party software to convert your games to .wbfs format.
    agree, one partition makes it a lot easier to handle, but not really affecting the reliability part.

    By the way, have you followed the guide in one of the threads here in dealing with USB harddisk? I have read through, and it does mention you 'd better do a thorough check of bad sectors and stuff like that before you convert to wbfs format, that might be a problem
    Last edited by benben_shen; 07-16-2010 at 01:41 AM.

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    ran my games. *Call of duty 3 just stayed on loading
    Just a note Call Of Duty 3 wii not work via usb - you have to do it the old fashioned way and play it from disc and patch the games ios to 249.


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    Hello all,
    To start thank you for all your advise. I'm going to break this into sections.*

    The hdd was checked for bad sectors and none were found.*

    As far as the partition I would have to agree with krank that having no partitions vs two or more would not make it any more reliable. Nor does it make a difference in my case since the amount of information I have stored in the fat 32 is much bigger that the allowed sd card. But thank you for the advise.

    ** To answer krank's question no i didn't leave anything out. I followed the complete softmod guide found online. I also used it on two other wiis without any problems.*

    As for your comment about partitioning other hdd and not running into this problem; I really don't think the vanishing of the isos had anything to do with the hdd.*

    I did reinstall *my cios for 202, 222, 223, 249, and 250. The USB loader gx is working again. However I am stil left with the concern that this could happen again. Has anyone heard of the whole iso library vanishing? *

    One last question for the big guys. I have other questions about stubs, fakesigns and so on. I have searched for answers with no luck. Should I post my questions here or start a new tread? *
    Thanks

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