No update available for USB Loader GX, I have the latest version installed.
I am out of ideas...
It seems pretty hopeless now, but I would just keep formatting the drive as wbfs through wbfs manager and trying again.
I know you did this, but there's nothing else I can really recommend trying.
You can try easeus partition manager (free tool) to partition as fat32. Some USB keys that i have let me specifically set it as primary, then set it active. Both are pretty important for working with the Wii. Using windows to format doesn't really give you that control.
I have been trying different formats all night.
I have RMPrepUSB and MiniTool Partition Wizard.
I analyzed the format on the USB stick I have that works and
tried to mimic it on the lexar.
FAT32, type:0xB, First LBA Sector: 32
I tried that format with a wbfs folder
and then tried formatting WBFS format over the top of it (like the stick that works).
I tried a bunch of other formats too.
I don't really know what you mean by setting it as primary and then active.
If you could write me a short tutorial on how to use easeus in the manner you
spoke about I would be very grateful.
I would like to try it.
I thought for sure if I matched the format of the working stick that it would work.
What a let down.
Thanks again everyone!
Originally Posted by bkg73123
Chapter 1 shows how to format as primary and set active. That said some of my usb keys allow me to do it, others don't, so I'm not sure yours will (fwiw, my larger ones -8gb+- seem to be the ones that allow it).
I do agree that it's odd it works on your windows pc, but won't be picked up at all by your Wii. At the same time it seems like you've tried many options that should have worked by now. A couple of more straws if you feel like keep trying:
- Unless I've missed it, sounds like you've only been using usb loader gx. Try CFG Loader or Wiiflow and see if those detect it or maybe give more descriptive errors?
- Post a syscheck. I don't remember seeing too much detail about the status of your softmod, maybe there is something out of date that may be contributing to your issue.
I will try formatting per those instructions.
True. I have only been using USB Loader GX.
Can all of these loaders you mentioned exist peacefully installed at the same time?
I have been meaning to run a syscheck and post it.
That's a good idea I will do that.
As far as I know yes, they can be installed on the sd card in their own directories. I use CFG Loader, and have thrown USB Loader Gx on there just for testing purposes. Never ran Wiiflow, but I expect it to work just as well.
Originally Posted by bkg73123
Yes, Wiiflow works as well. I use USB loader GX but when I once had issues (which were solved) I put Wiiflow onto my SD card as well. It can come in handy as a backup someday.
As for partitioning, I'm not to keen on recommending that sort of stuff as it makes things more complicated.
But since nothing else is working, I guess you could give it a go.
+5 to G4Oblivion's advice to run through the SoftmodAnyWii guide. Yea it's odd that it worked before, getting up to date may not solve your problem, but it is still a good thing to do anyway. The result will be a protected and backed up wii with the highest compatibility to games and usb devices.