Can anyone explain this?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by DGenerateKane, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. DGenerateKane
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    DGenerateKane GBAtemp Fan

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    I modded a Wii not to long ago for someone and he just told me that something happened and all his games were gone. I assumed somehow he updated the wii, (I blocked all updates with priiloader) he mentioned seeing something about an update in the messages area. I looked and on march 16th he received a message saying something about 4.3 being improved with behind the scenes fixes and had an update button. I checked, and he is still on 4.2. So I plug in the drive to my computer, and find everything fucked up. No apps were there, nor games, but there were folders and files with weird names with symbols which are inaccessible. Any idea WTF happened?
     
  2. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

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    Its corrupted.
     
  3. FIX94

    FIX94 Global Moderator

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    Drive fail? App fail? This is everything what could it be. Nintendo even can't access usb hdds, so it can't be a problem with this.
     
  4. whoomph

    whoomph GBAtemp Regular

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    Was the power cut while you were using the hdd? Was something being written to the drive while it got unplugged?

    NTFS FTW
     
  5. Skater4599

    Skater4599 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've seen this before, it was caused by old versions of tantrics emu's and a corruption problem that was in libogc at one point i believe. It happend when saving save states to the HDD, and you probably had the games on a FAT Partition i assume? It corrupts the entire partition
     
  6. scooby74029

    scooby74029 "fake coder"

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    yeah i had this happen to me once
    weird characters all through the drive
     
  7. DGenerateKane
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    DGenerateKane GBAtemp Fan

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    Yeah it is a FAT partition, the only apps on it were CFG (v64 or v65) and FCEUGX (latest at the time, probably 1 or 2 versions ago). As for what exactly happened, I can't verify, but he has young kids so anything could have happened.
     
  8. M1r0

    M1r0 GBAtemp Fan

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    Fix it up, if it happens again post (may just be he put his USB drive next to microwave... or something)
     
  9. Skater4599

    Skater4599 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    1 or 2 versions ago of FCEUGX was right around the time it had the problem, so more than likely this is what happened.
     
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