Hacking 2.5" Hardrive Enclosure DOESN'T run Wii games. Everything else runs fine. Help!?

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I have a bunch of 2.5" internal Hard-drives and I really want to utilize all of them for my Wii and my friends Wii's. When I try and run Wii games through USBLoader GX with a 2.5" hard-drive in the enclosure, they wont run and black screen after starting up. They show up just fine and literally every other games / emulators work fine. I have also tried 4 different Wii's so I know it must be the enclosures.

I have a regular $50.00 WD External 1TB drive that runs Wii games fine through USBLoader GX so I know I have the right Cios's installed.

Literally I cannot figure out why these enclosures for the internal HDD's WONT RUN JUST WII GAMES! I have tried many different enclosures (USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Ones that have 2 USB's to plug in for EXTRA power.)

If anyone can help me out you would save me ALOT of money if I could use these enclosures to run Wii games through USBLoader GX...

EDIT / UPDATE: So I tried formatting the hard-drive to WBFS and it actually worked....The Wii games can run now on the 2.5" Internal HDD's in the USB-2.0 Enclosure!!! Now I just have to work on multi partitioning...lol

UPDATE #2: Well when I do FAT32 Partition and then WBFS partition the Wii games dont load yet again.....the hard-drive literally shuts off so its probably not getting enough power. It doesn't make sense though because it works when its JUST WBFS. I give up honestly.
 

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Have you tried other USB Loaders? Try formatting the entire hard drive to FAT32, but don't use Windows, use a specialized program like Mini Tool Partition Wizard and also use that to mark the partition as active. Then put all your Wii games in a folder on the root of the HDD called "wbfs" and make sure that the games are properly converted to wbfs. Then try using WiiFlow to load the games. That is the way I set up my HDDs and it works like a charme.
 

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