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    Can't read USB Drives

    I had a virgin 4.3 wii, followed the guide http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...mod-guide.html and now's it is 4.1u. I have homebrew channel installed and everything went great on this guide, but now I can't get usbloader to find my usb hard drive. I have formatted my three drives with this guide http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tmod-only.html and still none of my three drives (two drives in a USB enclosure and one thumb drive) will show up. I get the error shown here:

    Then I try again, and it restarts my wii.photo.jpg

    I have also tried wiiflow and configurable usb loader to no avail.

    I really don't know much about what I'm doing, but I'm certainly not new to the modding game (just the wii). I have windows and mac, so any tools that will help please let me know!

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    Switch USB ports on the wii. It needs to be in the 0 port (the one with the least amount of space between the edge of the console and the port).
    Give credit where credit is due. If it helps you, click "thanks" on ANY guide I link.

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    And be sure that your external hard drives are on the compatibility list also. http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    Switch USB ports on the wii. It needs to be in the 0 port (the one with the least amount of space between the edge of the console and the port).
    I am using this one. And I tried the other just in case.

    Quote Originally Posted by desperado836 View Post
    And be sure that your external hard drives are on the compatibility list also. http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...lity-list.html
    The two drives I tried are Western Digital 100GB and 80GB in Vantec case. The USB thumb drive is an 8GB Kingston Data Traveler. The Kingston is specifically on the list. This does not work.
    Last edited by Stomp_442; 08-29-2010 at 10:52 PM. Reason: merge posts

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    Any when you formatted it, are you positive you set the partition to primary and active? If it is wbfs formatted that is...

    Sorry, when you deleted the partitons and created a new one, it should be set to primary and active, but do not format it if you are going to use the wbfs fie system.
    Last edited by Brian; 08-29-2010 at 07:18 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by desperado836 View Post
    Any when you formatted it, are you positive you set the partition to primary and active? If it is wbfs formatted that is...

    Sorry, when you deleted the partitons and created a new one, it should be set to primary and active, but do not format it if you are going to use the wbfs fie system.

    I went to manage in win7, deleted the partition, then created a new one leaving the "Raw" filesystem intact. Then I simply clicked Format in the WBFS program.

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    Head on back there (disk management) and set it to primary and active!


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    Your alternative could also be to try the fat32 partition type (new personal choice of mine) by following THIS guide, which would not be too hard since you don't have a wbfs setup yet.
    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 desperado836 View Post
    Head on back there (disk management) and set it to primary and active!

    Plugging it back in and going to disk management, shows they're primary and active already. I'm going to try the fat32 guide above and hopefully have some luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptizzl View Post
    Plugging it back in and going to disk management, shows they're primary and active already. I'm going to try the fat32 guide above and hopefully have some luck.
    Didn't ask before hand, but did you install cIOS during your softmod to enable usb loading?

    OK, I checked the modpack file, it is in there so it should have installed...
    Last edited by Brian; 08-29-2010 at 08:16 PM.


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