Format wii system memory...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by masterjoel201, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. masterjoel201
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    Ok, my wii is pretty screwed right now, and lots of games freeze, whatever. I tried USB loader, it doesnt work. I'm about to format my wii's memory, but will it make my wii a complete virgin? will it remove all dlc i've purchased? Please help!
     
  2. TheDarkSeed

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    Why don't you back up all your content to your sd card?
     
  3. masterjoel201
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    what do you mean by that?
    I'm asking if I will still be able to redownload the dlc I've purchased. I also want to know if it will remove all the crap I've installed so I can start over.
     
  4. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    Move your stuff to your SD card(assuming you have one) before you format it.
     
  5. masterjoel201
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    I have an SD, but are you talking about saves? Just answer my questions, please!
    I want to know if it will make my wii virgin just to format it from the settings menu. I know this will remove my saves, and I don't care. I only care about my dlc and whether or not I will have to repurchase it.
     
  6. rubenius

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    try this http://www.gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=133557
    but make a backup with bootmii first! (install it as boot2)

    you can backup your saves, i don't know for dlc. but if you format your wii you'll have probably the same issues. scroll down a bit and read Wiipower's post!
     
  7. TheDarkSeed

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    It will remove all the games you have downloaded from the shop channel.
     
  8. masterjoel201
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    what about guitar hero songs? will it remove those that I downloaded? I always thought they were saved seperately...
     
  9. linkinworm

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    as long as you dont unlink your accout your safe to do a format, i done it many times and still had all my content from the shop ready to be downloaded
     
  10. TheDarkSeed

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    It shouldn't charge you for stuff you've already downloaded.
     
  11. masterjoel201
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    Ok, I tried to format, and it corrupted the system files. Thankfully, I had a backup. Is there an easy fast way to remove all this crap?
     
  12. Helsionium

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    As long as you don't tell what "crap" you have installed, we can't really help you.
     
  13. Sonic4Ever

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    Remove your load of preloader-like crap before formatting.
     
  14. FenrirWolf

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    I really don't think formatting will help anything regardless. It almost never does.
     
  15. WiiThoko

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    All formatting does is it deletes your save files and channels. You can still download your legally bought channels off of the Wii Shop Channel anyway. I really don't think formatting can help any problems with your Wii.
     
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