Formatted my Wii U now getting SD Mount Failed?

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  1. Dungeonseeker
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    Just to be clear, I'm not a noob and everything was working perfectly before the format.

    Basically I had redNAND (Mocha) running and somehow ended up with some undeletable ? on my system menu so I decided to ditch redNAND and start again.

    To do this I formatted my Wii U which went fine, took me a while to recover my NNID but now everything seems to be working perfectly so I redownloaded Brain Training then hit loadiine.ovh to reinstall haxchi and that's where my troubles started.

    Both loadiine and wiiubru do exactly the same thing, they load the payload, reboot the menu then screen goes black with the message SD Mount Failed. This is the exact same card I was using before the format, I haven't touched the card at all (didn't even remove it from my console during the format) and my PC reads it and shows everything as it should be perfectly. I've also tried 3 other cards in it and they all do the same thing, I've tried formatting a card and getting HBL fresh, I've tried using wiiubrus SD setup thing, I've tried reading the cards in vWii mode and I've tried blowing in the SD slot in case it has dust in it but it seems as though formatting my console has done something to the SD Card slot.

    Anybody got any ideas please?
     
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    The C: drive
    Can you check what format the card is? (fat32, NTFS, etc.) Also make sure the switch on the side is unlocked.
     
  3. Dungeonseeker
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    Its FAT32 and was working before the format.

    Man I'm pretty pissed off right now :(
     
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    The C: drive
    How large is the card in GB?
     
  5. Dungeonseeker
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    I've tried an 8GB SD fresh formatted, 32GB Micro SD with Adapter fresh formatted and the original 64GB Micro SD with Adapter that worked before I formatted. Same result with all 3.
     
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    First off, formatting the Wii U doesn't get rid of rednand. Formatting the SD will do that (if you use a 3rd party formatter). Rednand is on your SD not your Wii U.

    Can you read any data from the SD that you were using before if you put it in your PC? If so then backup all that data and reformat your entire SD to FAT32. You'll have to use a 3rd party formatter. Not windows.

    After its formatted copy the data back and try again. The error means that HBL can't find the files on SD
     
  9. Dungeonseeker
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    I'm aware that redNAND is on my SD card but the unknown titles were on my system menu so I had to format to remove them.

    PC reads the card fine and yep, I've already reformatted the original card plus I've tried 2 more cards too, all 3 have the same result.
     
  10. lembi2001

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    Stupid question alert - The SD Card isn't write protected is it? It's too easy to catch that little slider on ths side of the cards, especially if you put the cardin on angle to start with.

    Like I said, Stupi Dquestion but it needs asking
     
  11. Dungeonseeker
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    OK, anybody having this issue I found the fix.

    Turns out my cards were formatted with logical partitions and not primary ones. It was working fine before the format but for whatever reason it now won't read a card that has a logical partition, once I killed the partition table and recreated primary partitions instead it now reads all my cards perfectly.

    Either that or there was some dust in my card slot that dislodged itself over the past week of the Wii U just sitting there but as I didn't try the cards first before I formatted them again I guess I'll never know.