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    I'd like to thank everyone again for their assistance. I re-softmodded my Wii yesterday and it appears to have gone perfectly. :-)

    I've decided to go "full fresh" and try hooking up a 1.0 TB drive to replace my 500 GB drive (which is also a bit messy from my original softmod). Part of that will be the switch from WBFS to FAT32. I was looking through Krank and Cile's FAT32 Hard Drives guide. What I'm unclear about is the following...

    With regards to Wii Game Manager and Wii Backup Manager, is there any advantage/disadvantage to using one over the other?

    I guess I have the same question about USB loaders. I had been using USB Loader GX, but now I see that I have the Configurable USB Loader installed after re-softmodding. My original plan was to install the USB Loader GX 2, but now I'm not sure which direction would be best. Is there any point at having more than one USB loader installed? Is one USB loader better than another?

    One last thing, not sure if it will make a difference to which game/backup manager and USB loader I should go with, but I'm also planning to use Mighty Channels. So I thought I should mention that in case it does make a difference. :-)

    I really am greatful for the help. I'm just feeling unsure as to the choices I have before me. I want to keep my Wii as tidy as possible after coming out from the messy softmod I just got out of. :-)
    4.2u Wii, using USB Loader GX, 500GB Seagate portable hard drive

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    No advantages or disadvantages.....WBM might be a little easier to understand but that's about it.

    I much prefer configurable USB Loader to GX as it is more reliable in my opinion. You can have both and try both to see what you like, be sure to check out the themes for Cfg before you decide on GX.

    No problems with mighty channels, will work fine after you format to FAT32 (and you have the correct cIOS for it if you followed the softmod any wii guide as suggested).
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    Krank, thanks again for your help on this. :-)

    I went with Wii Backup Manager and stuck with the Configurable USB Loader. And as you suggested, I followed the Softmod Any Wii guide.

    I had been using a Seagate 500gb HDD and wanted to switch to a 1.0TB HDD, so I placed a few games on my 1.0TB drive so I could test and see if it would work. I was able to start the Configurable USB Loader, start a game, and the game played just fine. :-)

    Then I decided to switch to a different game. So I returned to the system menu and went back into the Configurable USB Loader. This time it froze during the loading/splash screen and the HDD light began flashing. I was able to restart the Wii using the reset button, and tried to start the Configurable USB Loader. Again it froze during the loading/splash screen and the HDD light started flashing.

    I did discover that if I start the Wii from a cold start (red light on power button) and go into the Configurable USB Loader, it will run just fine.

    I'm assuming this behaviour is abnormal for the Configurable USB Loader. And I'm wondering if there may be some way to fix it? Is it likely due to the hard drive I'm using?

    Seagate GoFlex 1TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (STAA1000101)
    USB\VID_0BC2&PID_5031&REV_0100
    USB\VID_0BC2&PID_5031

    I know this drive isn't specifically on the USB Compatibility List, but I'm pretty sure I read in a thread on here somewhere that pretty much every USB hard drive is compatible now. If that's not the case and the reason is because of the drive, then I guess I'll just go back to my 500gb. But if it's possible to get the 1.0TB drive working, that's what I would prefer. :-)

    Again, thanks to any/all who can help. :-)
    4.2u Wii, using USB Loader GX, 500GB Seagate portable hard drive

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    I'm assuming this behaviour is abnormal for the Configurable USB Loader. And I'm wondering if there may be some way to fix it? Is it likely due to the hard drive I'm using?
    Correct, that's not normal. Well, assuming you have the Cfg folders on your SD card rather then the USB Device (as the softmod guide has you do) I don't think the drive would be the issue.

    Unless you moved Cfg from your SD to your USB drive or something.

    Delete Cfg loader from wherever you have it...example...delete the folders in red... SD:/apps/USBLoader and SD:/usb-loader. Then Download and install Cfg from the FAT32 Guide in my signature...use the 222 version not the 249 version. Try again and report back.
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    Hi again Krank. :-)

    I had left the CFG on the SD card, so that wasn't the issue.

    I followed your suggestion and installed the 222 version. I can now switch between games without the Wii freezing up on me. :-)

    However I have a new quirk. I have the original "Configurable USB Loader" channel with the blue background. I also have a new "CFG" channel that is red and black. When I start the CFG channel it goes to the splash/loading screen and then returns me to the Wii system menu. However when I start Configurable USB Loader it will load and it seems to run fine.

    Is it ok to just delete the CFG channel and use the Configurable USB Loader channel?

    Thanks again! :-)
    4.2u Wii, using USB Loader GX, 500GB Seagate portable hard drive

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    Yes delete it by uninstalling the wad with wad manager.
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