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    How to get games to play again

    Hi.
    Had my wii modded, i believe soft modded is the techincal term. Im trying to learn how to do this myself, so that i can maintain and get to know how it works. A few things i know: It has an SD card, Homebrew installed, USB Loader GX installed, IOS249. Im reading all and anything i can get my hands on right now, and with all the great information out there on how to MOD my wii, im having a hard time troubleshooting my already modded wii.
    Here lies my question...
    Once i recieved my modded wii, i had about 10 or so games on my external hd. Most of them would play, but i noticed the mario themed games didnt seem to load...the screen would turn black and the system would freeze. I kept playing the games that worked, like donkey kong, family game night, wii sports, etc etc. No problem!
    Decided i wanted to throw a couple other games on there. I have the ability to rip games onto the hard drive, so i went and rented warioware smooth moves. Played the game a couple times, then my kids wanted me to play some more donkey kong. When i went to USB loader and tried to load the game, it did the same black screen/freeze. So i tried another game that used to work. Same black screen/freeze. Tried every game, included the one i just ripped, and they are all unplayable. Im assuming when i initally put in the warioware game and played it some kind of update must have occured, rendering my saved games unplayable? If so, how do i fix this? Also how do i prevent this? Any and all help/advice appreciated.
    A couple side comments that im not sure are helpful are:
    We have wifi, and i noticed if i tried to update through settings, the system wont update. Im not sure if any preventative program was installed during the mod.
    My external hd does not show up when i plug it into my computer. It keeps asking me to format the hd. I did not, because i didnt want to mess anything up. Im not sure if its supposed to say that, or if my computer is supposed to recognize it.
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    Well Im no expert but Im thinking that your games are becoming corrupt. It sounds like your HDD is WBFS format(a format not recognised by your computer thus the reason it asks for a format). WBFS is quite outdated, I would recommend doing a FULL format on your HDD and make it either Fat32 or NTFS(i personally went for Fat32). The reason why your system is not updating, and mind you its a good thing its not updating, is because Priloader is stopping the updates.
    I had a similar issue with my games a while back, old softmod running WBFS hdd, one day the games stopped working one by one till they were all gone. It was a time consuming process to format the hdd and rerip all the games but worth it

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    thanks wog2nv. I just reformatted it this morning. Tried playing a game after formatting (transferred onto hdd from wii backup manager, under 4gb) and the game wont load. Its not the same problems mentioned before. This time the screen turns black, but after 30 seconds or so, the wii home screen returns. I also tried to save a game from a disc (a random game we bought a while back) and that also wont play. Am i missing a step here? It all shows up on USB Loader, but like i said, wont load up. Im currently browsing on here to see if i can find an answer. Again, im sure its something im overlooking. Thanks again.

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