Black screen when loading wii games from wiiflow; gc games work fine

mrk12521

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I understand that this is an incredibly common topic on this forum, but many of the threads I've seen are outdated, and nothing I've encountered has really seemed to work so far. I'll do my best to describe my situation, but let me know if there's anything I can add.

I followed the wii.guide instructions for hacking my wii via the str2hax exploit, and installed the Homebrew Channel, Priiloader, custom IOS via d2x cIOS installer, and wiiflow. After everything was up and running, I put a few wbfs files on the SD card in the usual manner (wbfs folder on the root directory). Wiiflow was able to recognize the titles and run them just fine.

Here's where the trouble started. As I wanted to add more games and my sd card was pretty much at capacity, I put more games on a SanDisk 128 GB flash drive. Since I had both GC and wii games, the file structure ended up looking like root > games > {game title} > game.iso for the GC games, and root > wbfs > {game title [ID]} > [ID].wbfs or [ID].wbf1 + [ID].wbfs for wii games. It was also at this time that I installed nintendont for the GC games. Wiiflow recognized all of the games, and the GC games ran just fine using nintendont through wiiflow, but loading any wii game resulted in the wii freezing on a black screen and needing to be restarted. Curiously, I tried moving a few wii games back to the sd card, and the black screen error still persisted.

Both the SD card and the flash drive are formatted as FAT32 with 32kb clusters, use basic MBR file tables, and have been fully defragmented. I have tried forcing the cIOS to 249 and 250 in both the start-up settings and on the individual games, changing the video mode to each of the different options, re-installing the cIOS via d2x, and completely uninstalling and reinstalling wiiflow.

Here's my system check:
SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 125264278
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
Boot2 v4
Found 112 titles.
Found 47 IOS on this console. 16 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS249[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65280): Stub
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 11/23/2021.

I'm really at a loss on what could be the problem and what I could try next. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Don't use microSD/SD/USB flash drives to load games from there. Use an external hard drive with a Y-USB cable instead. Your issues will banish or at least they won't happen as often as before using it.
 
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My recommendation would be to use CFG loader instead of Wiiflow. I had do many problems and crashes with Wiiflow. It literally didn't happen once with me using CFG.
 
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