External hard drive query

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by adam ch, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. adam ch
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    My HDD works fine, however i'm having issues with USB loader not initialising. Also, if I want to put emulators/roms on the hdd I can't because the drive doesn't appear on my PC and then the Wii U just wants to reformat it.

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  2. gunner007

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    What is the drive formatted as?
     
  3. adam ch
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    I don't know, just whatever the Wii U formats it to.
     
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    That's your issue, you can't use a Wii U formatted drive for USB Loader, your hard drive needs to be in FAT32 for USB Loader to see it
     
  5. adam ch
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    So I can't have a HDD do both? vWii use and then everyday Wii U stuff?

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    I formated to Fat32, USB loader tried to load, but is stuck on 'Loading: Initialising USB device'
     
  6. gunner007

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    I assume you deleted all the partition on the USB drive and then created a new partition as fat32? If it still hangs, try the other USB port.
     
  7. adam ch
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    I switched ports and USB loader said 'waiting for hard drive' then loaded as if the drive wasn't there.