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    URGENT: Can I shut my Wii off while CFG Loader is ripping game?

    I'm ripping a game and it's been giving me read errors for the past few minutes and is stuck in the 40% range....can I shut off my Wii or will that corrupt my hard drive or anything? Is it safe??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiigurlz View Post
    I'm ripping a game and it's been giving me read errors for the past few minutes and is stuck in the 40% range....can I shut off my Wii or will that corrupt my hard drive or anything? Is it safe??

    Thank you!
    I would advise against it. You would have to do a hard shut down, which would cut the power assuming it is USB powered. I don't have a way around it though. Hopefully someone else does.
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    Anyone??????

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    Not sure if it is safe, I have had some games that took hours to rip but was afraid to kill the power. Some of them worked, some of them didn't.

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    It's at 54% now and is only going about 1% every 2 or 3 minutes if it's lucky. I really don't want to overwork the HDD or the Wii drive for 2 hours...if I did a hard shutdown it wouldn't mess up the Wii/HDD would it?

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    If it is stuck, I am not sure what other choice you have but to shut it down. You might have issues with the current state of the harddrive, but it shouldn't hurt your wii console.
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    You have 2 choices, make a decision and deal with the consequences. I would power off as I'm impatient.
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    You have 2 choices, make a decision and deal with the consequences.
    Haha! I think OP is aware of that but was looking for some experienced answers! Not that I really had anything helpful to contribute either

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    You think? Will wait for someone experienced in game rips failing next time

    I have done it before, nothing bad happened.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    Haha! I think OP is aware of that but was looking for some experienced answers! Not that I really had anything helpful to contribute either
    Indeed, I was...it's now moved about 0.3% in the past 10 minutes...I may have no other choice. No one has had to do this before??

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