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    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    If you follow the fat32 guide I linked, you can try to get the .dol version of CFG usbloader meant for 222 and try the fat32 install. After a LOT of problems on this site with GX, I was finally convinced to change. You can try it and see what happens. With the .dol, there is little risk in trying.
    OK. Well my eyes are getting blurry from staring at the screen all day. I'll try this tomorrow. Hopefully some others will see this and throw out some more ideas too.

    Thanks for the idea.

    OK so I removed my SD Card, followed the USB guide linked making it FAT32 with Acronis. I then followed the WiiFlow directions. I started up my wii, went to the HBC and the only option was WiiFlow loader. So I choose that (from the USB drive) and then WiiFlow tells me it can't find the USB drive. Same story.

    Why can it read my USB drive before I launch the USB loader, but not after?
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    Did you verify that you are using the 222 version of wiiflow and not the 249 version?

    Edit to include link.
    Last edited by summersyn; 08-30-2010 at 11:14 AM.
    Give credit where credit is due. If it helps you, click "thanks" on ANY guide I link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    Did you verify that you are using the 222 version of wiiflow and not the 249 version?

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    Yes, that's the exact file I extracted to my USB drive. Should I put that on my SD card?

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    I suppose you could try, but I am beyond confused. Your ciosx is installed, we saw that on your syscheck, and 17 is the recommended anyway. You could update to ciosx rev 19 or 20 and go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    I suppose you could try, but I am beyond confused. Your ciosx is installed, we saw that on your syscheck, and 17 is the recommended anyway. You could update to ciosx rev 19 or 20 and go from there.
    Imagine my confusion. I have no idea what I'm doing

    How do I update to 19 or 20?

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    Actually, I have an idea. You've been extremely helpful this far, and I am grateful.

    I formatted a different HD than what I've been playing with. I went to the guide, followed it for formatting. I then downloaded the files "WiiFlow Loader - DFWF.rar" from the guide, as well as the "222_Extract directly to USB Root.rar" and those files are all that are on my HD at this point.

    Is there something I'm missing in these steps?

    Edit: I'm now getting this when I load USBloader (From the SD Card) which I never had gotten before:
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    Last edited by ptizzl; 08-30-2010 at 11:38 AM.

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    Please try Cfg and see if you get the same issues. start up the loader with the HD unplugged....it will start 30 second countdown, plug in your drive from there.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    I tried all three loaders by starting up the wii without the USB plugged in, launched the loader, waited about 10 seconds, then plugged it in. It was the same reaction with all of them as when the drive is plugged in from the beginning, only they all paused for a few seconds when plugged in, but then resumed the count down

    Edit: Now none of the files on the USB drives are showing up at all in the HBC. I can only get the configurable loader, as well as the other two loaders to show up in the HBC when the SD card is in. Then I try and load the cfg loader and it says FAT32 Mount: SD at the top. Then it tells me to make sure my USB port is plugged in.

    This may be naive but how do I make sure I'm using Hermes 222?

    Edit 2: Ignore the part about "None of the files on the USB are showing up under HBC" because after following the guide in Krank's sig the USB loader showed up. It let me choose which drive to mount, but it says "Select WBFS device:" I chose the "USB Mass Storage Device" but this timed out after 30 seconds. My drive is FAT32, not WBFS. Should I format to WBFS and try this again?

    I honestly don't care at this point what the format is, just so long as USB loading works

    Edit 3: Well, deleting everything from SD card, installing JUST the configurable USB loader from Krank's sig, then formatting the USB drive as WBFS doesn't show the same options as when run before, it simply starts counting to 30. It then finds nothing and has a press any key to restart.

    So I was thinking about everything I did to my system, and all of the steps I took. I don't remember at what point in all of my sequence of events this happened, but I know I tried to open USB Loader GX and I got an error that said I needed a certain system to work, and "Come see me when you've got some cIOS" or something along those lines. So I googled what the error said, and came across a YouTube vid that showed me what to do. It involved using cIOS installer 2.3. I remember it asked what my root cIOS was, and I chose 36, then I had to choose another, I think I chose 80, then another, and possibly another.
    Thinking back on it, I'm sure this is what screwed my system up. Anyone know if this is what did it? And if so, how to fix it?

    edit 4: I'm going absolutely crazy with this. I've tried following several guides again from scratch, thinking maybe I'll get something to work. I've tried downloading wbfs on a new computer, still no avail. I've installed cIOS38r17 and i've tried reinstalling dop-mii

    I'm at my wits end here, and I'm pretty sure I've read every post on the internet with anyone having any sort of an issue with their HD. Does anyone have anything? Anything at all? I'm desperate and I'll try pretty much anything.
    Last edited by ptizzl; 08-30-2010 at 09:01 PM.

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    Angry

    I'm trying not to be annoying but I don't know where else to turn for help.

    Since my last post, I have introduced a new drive, a WD 500GB Passport Essential, specifically from the compatibility list. I have tried starting over and redoing the guides in this forum. I have tried the hermes installer listed in the guide, as well as installing with custom IOS installer 2.2 instead of 2.3. I've tried my new WD drive in both WBFS and FAT32, and I've tried formatting the drive from a Mac, Windows 7 32bit and a window 7 64 bit machine in both WBFS and FAT32.

    I'm thinking when I'm installing the cIOS I'm doing it incorrectly. I would like to know if I'm wrong, but when you're installing a cIOS, this is taking the firmware from an older revision, like cIOS36 and pushing it to a custom slot, ie 249 and 250? So in Custom IOS installer 2.3 there are a lot more options than in 2.2, and I'm sure something went wrong there.

    I've searched every wii hacking site I could find, every forum, and tried every guide I could find. My Wii will just not recognize a USB drive once a USB loader has been launched. I can run apps from the HBC off of my drives just fine.

    I would be grateful to anyone who continues to help me. Many thanks to those who have invested time in my case already.

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