Cant get games off usb drive...

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May 10, 2010

Cant get games off usb drive... by loady at 9:19 AM (1,412 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. loady
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    Newcomer loady Member

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    I have been all round the net with this, tried loads of things but cant seem to find an answer to it...i have a usb drive with a wbfs partition and a fat32 partition...when plugged into the wii i can see and play all 80 games on the drive with neogamme, wiiflow and usb loader gx....the games are on there there and i have done nothing to the drive, however, it will not let me see it in windows...i can assign it a drive letter if i want, wbfs manager wont read it, i have tried umpteen different managers including, simple wbfs manager, wbfs_file from cmd prompt...i know the games are on there and still working fine, windows even asks me to format the drive when i assign a letter....i really need to get these games off and onto my nas server for safe keeping...it seems that only the wii can see the partition..so is it possible to use the wii to dump the games some how ?
     
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    Try following the steps here using your PC as the destination drive. Those steps should give you a way to refer to your drive. You can probably use many of the WBFS managers as well, but you need to run them as Administrator for them to be able to see your drive. You can do that by right-clicking on the executable and choosing "Run as Administrator".
     
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    I saw that already and i was hopeful but i had no luck with it, though i have not tried it via uloader yet...i need to get that on the wii but it will only serve to identify the drive, i have changed the drive letter in disk management and i also downloaded the dd file and run it through cmd, it shows the drive but when i go back to wbfs_file with the relevant info it comes back with bad magic, no error, the annoying thing is i know the games are there and the drive is working for the wii...

    EDIT: I put configurable usb loader on the wii and run it, it wouldnt find the partion but it offers me to browse for it, i can see p#1 230.47 WBFS1 & p#2 FAT1 usb: whcih are obviously the wbfs and fat partition respectively, when i then select the wbfs partition it flashes up wbfs error: HD num sector doesnt match
     
  4. loady
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    With the drive letter removed dd for windows in cmd prompt shows this..

    D:\>dd --list
    rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
    Written by John Newbigin
    This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details
    Win32 Available Volume Information
    \\.\Volume{6677a31e-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    fixed media
    Mounted on \\.\c:

    \\.\Volume{6677a31f-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    fixed media
    Mounted on \\.\m:

    \\.\Volume{6677a320-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume3
    fixed media
    Mounted on \\.\d:

    \\.\Volume{d217cbdb-3ef0-11df-bf16-00102c256925}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume11
    fixed media
    Mounted on \\.\n:

    \\.\Volume{7da6eeb1-13c1-11df-8931-00102c256925}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume10
    fixed media
    Not mounted

    \\.\Volume{6677a334-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume4
    removeable media
    Mounted on \\.\g:

    \\.\Volume{6677a335-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume5
    removeable media
    Mounted on \\.\h:

    \\.\Volume{6677a336-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume6
    removeable media
    Mounted on \\.\i:

    \\.\Volume{6677a337-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume7
    removeable media
    Mounted on \\.\k:

    \\.\Volume{6677a326-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\Floppy0
    removeable media
    Mounted on \\.\a:

    \\.\Volume{6677a325-0344-11df-bebb-806e6f6e6963}\
    link to \\?\Device\CdRom0
    CD-ROM
    Mounted on \\.\e:

    \\.\Volume{ad3f4970-1f81-11df-bd53-00102c256925}\
    link to \\?\Device\CdRom1
    CD-ROM
    Mounted on \\.\l:

    \\.\Volume{ad3f4890-1f81-11df-bd53-00102c256925}\
    link to \\?\Device\CdRom2
    CD-ROM
    Mounted on \\.\f:


    NT Block Device Objects
    \\?\Device\CdRom0
    size is 2147483647 bytes
    \\?\Device\CdRom1
    size is 2147483647 bytes
    \\?\Device\CdRom2
    size is 2147483647 bytes
    \\?\Device\Floppy0
    \\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk0\DR0
    Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
    size is 128035676160 bytes
    \\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk1\DR1
    Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
    size is 500107862016 bytes
    \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    \\?\Device\Harddisk2\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk2\DR2
    Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
    size is 500107862016 bytes
    \\?\Device\Harddisk2\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume3
    \\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk3\DR3
    \\?\Device\Harddisk3\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume4
    \\?\Device\Harddisk4\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk4\DR4
    \\?\Device\Harddisk4\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume5
    \\?\Device\Harddisk5\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk5\DR5
    \\?\Device\Harddisk5\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume6
    \\?\Device\Harddisk6\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk6\DR6
    \\?\Device\Harddisk6\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume7
    \\?\Device\Harddisk7\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk7\DR8
    Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
    size is 250999111168 bytes
    \\?\Device\Harddisk7\Partition1
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume10
    Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
    size is 247463936000 bytes
    \\?\Device\Harddisk7\Partition2
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume11
    Fixed hard disk media. Block size = 512
    size is 3531603968 bytes

    Virtual input devices
    /dev/zero (null data)
    /dev/random (pseudo-random data)
    - (standard input)

    Virtual output devices
    - (standard output)

    D:\>

    Judging by this, i cant tell what is what as there are drives letters associated...im assuming my wbfs drive is..but i think it is wrong....

    \\.\Volume{7da6eeb1-13c1-11df-8931-00102c256925}\
    link to \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume10
    fixed media
    Not mounted

    In disk management the drive is listed as disk7...so when i reference to this i get the same error i was getting form cfg usb loader

    D:\>wbfs_file \\?\globalroot\device\harddisk7\partition1 ls
    hd num sector doesn't match: No error

    Im at a loss as what to do now ??
     
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    Thats what i was using without problem before, then one day i used it and it forever throws out an error "Error occured while loading drive. Make sure the drive is not in use or open and that it has been formated to WBFS format." ...i have tried lots of other wbfs managers and used different pc's...i cant believe that there is not a program clever enough to see the partition if the wii can
     
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    I formatted my drive with Ultimate Loader 7.4 (based on Wannins 1.5) a long time ago to WBFS. Unfortunately this had the effects of many wbfs loaders (pc apps) to not be able to read the drive. Maybe you have the same issue, did you let your wii format your harddrive to wbfs then add the FAT partition?
     
  8. Dr. Clipper

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    Yeah, was that FAT partition always on there, or did you add it at a later stage? If you added it while the WBFS partition was there, it explains everything as you can't resize WBFS partitions like you can other format types (although the partition apps don't know this). When this happens, the Wii can still typically see it and do stuff, although if you install too many games it may start corrupting the other partitions on the drive. I don't think there is any way to get the PC to recognise one of these types of corrupted WBFS partitions.

    However, according to the dd trace, my guess is that \\?\Device\HarddiskVolume3 is the one you want. Note that it isn't mounted to a letter, unlike all the others.

    Thus, try wbfs_file using \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolume3 as your source drive.
     

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