Gah! Storite 160gb HDD falling asleep

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by JanosValentine, Jul 21, 2015.

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    When I boot up my Wii and launch Wiiflow Masterpiece for the first time everything is fine. The first thing I launch goes off without a hitch.

    However, the moment it boots me back into the Wiiflow menu, I can't load anything, either it asks me to select a device or it displays things from cache then when I load it just crashes or boots me back to the Wiiflow menu after a blackscreen.

    If I power off then restart my Wii, everything works fine again, until after I load the first item and exit back out, then I have to restart again, and again, it's so annoying.

    I believe this is because my USB device is "going to sleep", the LED goes off and everything, I don't know what causes this but is there any way to automatically wake it up every time I go back into the Wiiflow menu?

    There's also an annoying issue of my Wiimotes occasionally locking up completely and basically bricking until I tug the battery pack out and clip it back in, is there an app for that? I haven't been able to find anything so if any of you have one please share haha.
     
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    It freezes at scanning for USB devices then doesn't display it, and unfortunately my HDD is simply listed as a mass storage device, I don't know how to get info on the real hdd brand.

    I solved the problem though. What I did was clean the HDD in the dos 'disk part' (partitioning) tool, then I formatted it with SmartDisk FAT32 tool. It still shuts off sometimes when Wiiflow takes forever to return to menu, but I think that's a wiiflow issue specifically, similar to controllers locking up and becoming useless. It doesn't happen every time and restarting the Wii always fixes it.
     
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