Drive Won't Format to WBFS

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Jul 12, 2009

Drive Won't Format to WBFS by alemerson at 6:47 PM (10,245 Views / 0 Likes) 12 Comments

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    Im trying to format a lacie 250gb drive to wbfs. ive checked the compatibility list and it seems like it whould work fine. Im using wbfs manager 3.0. no matter what i do it always say an error occured while attempting to format. I am running it under windows 7 rc1, and i have used it to format 2 other drives succesfully. I then attempted two other managers, neither of which worked. I am currently trying to format using the latest revision of usb loader gx.

    can someone help me troubleshoot this drive?
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    Athlon-pv GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If it keeps failing just remove the HD from the enclosure and hook it up to your computer and format it that way.
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    unfortunately for me i don't own a tower. And to be honest, im a mac guy, running windows 7 via bootcap on a macbook pro laptop
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    easeus partition master 4.0 home edition google it

    its a free powerful partition manager if it can do it nothing can
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    Use partition master to format the drive to FAT. Then try WBFS manager to format the drive again to WBFS.
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    Are you sure the drive is FAT16 or FAT32 and not NTFS? You can check this through any partitioning tool including the disk manager included in windows 7. I'm not sure of the exact steps to access it as I don't have a windows 7 machine in front of me right now, however on other versions of windows you right click on my computer, click manage, and then click disk manager on the left pane of the screen that comes up.
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    okay i partitioned it and formtated it fat32, it didn't work initially (same error) but out of frustration i tried it two more times and the third time it worked.. weird

    anyway thanks
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    for WINDOWS 7 use exFAT
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    Vulpes Abnocto Action Bastard

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    Thank you for that, ronatola.
    Unfortunately this question is from 2009, so the issue is probably long-since solved.
    But hopefully that suggestion will help someone else, now.
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    WBFS is last-season anyways, FAT32 and NTFS are pimp on the Wii.
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    No, probably not.
    Never seen a wii app use exfat.
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    So in other words: any information found in this thread is either outdated or unhelpful?
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Well, WBFS is still in use, but I've never seen something use exFAT, on the Wii.

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