GW 2.1 OMEGA: Fragmentation Error

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  1. PedroDJavier
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    So im triying to load super mario bros. but i get the fragmentation error. Wheres the problem? and the solution?

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  2. Diablos90

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    To avoid this problem you just need to copy the files all at once, or defragment the Micro SD.
     
  3. PedroDJavier
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    Ok, Thanks. But why happens? microsd is exFat.
     
  4. apachehavok

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    happens because like the old PS2 hard drive mod days it requires the data be IN ORDER. Best thing to do, DONT delete and replace games. Format the card. And just add games. Never remove them. Just keep adding to the card/
     
  5. Reecey

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    Just unzip files using winrar straight to your Micro-SD card drive, don't drag and drop them from your desktop etc... This works for me flawless, have not had a problem since.
     
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    Bringing this topic to the front page again...

    I had this error after copying 3 more games to no exFAT microSD. Never deleted a game, just added.

    So, I downloaded Defraggler (free software from Piriform, same company that created CCleaner - there's also a portable version) and defragmented the microSD. It took quite a while to finish (probably - I dunno for sure as I put it to defrag, waited 20 minutes until it reached 7% and went to bed). Next day I removed the microSD and tried it. Everything's perfect now.

    So, defragmenting the microSD definitely works. It even made the ROMs load faster.

    Cheers!
     
  7. keubibo

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    When i meet Fragmentation Error, i just cut that game (not del) then unrar a new one straight to my micro SD again, after that everything is OK B-)
     
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    Certainly a quicker option. I'll give it a shot next time.

    Thx for sharing mate!
     
  9. Arras

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    DO NOT DEFRAGMENT SD CARDS. This is EXTREMELY bad for the lifespan of the card. Instead, copy all data to a PC, format the card and copy everything back in one go. This is also faster and gives the same performance boost.
     
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    Tip noted!
    Thx mate!
     
  11. joekas

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    What I did was to format it in fat32 instead of exfat and it worked for me. The only thing is that you have to split big files.
     
  12. fatsquirrel

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    Stupid question, but how does one format in exfat?
     
  13. IronClouds

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    On a PC, right click the card in Computer >> Format >> change the File System drop-down to exFAT
     
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    I guess from Windows Vista forward you have exFat in the format window.
     
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    Thank you !
    I was sure I just have Fat32 , but Ill check it again :) (at work atm)
     
  16. Arras

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    I think the option to format to exfat only appears for SD cards over a certain size (mostly because it would be useless for anything under 4GB or so, FAT32 would work just as well)
     
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    Another thing that seems to work as well with me is to refresh your Micro SD card before copying over a new file, just right click of mouse on drive window and refresh but tbh this error seems to come and go with me with the same rom, one minute it will drop to the card all good and then the next go it comes up wit the error, it seems to be very spasmodic. I still think it maybe an issue I don't know for sure that needs fixing by GW. GW say it is down to cheap, dodgy, clone MSD cards but mine check out 100% legit but still error.
     
  18. Thirty3Three

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    Yeah this is happening to me. Kinda of pissing me off haha!
     
  19. Metoroid0

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    how is cut different from delete?
     
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    Other than letting you use paste to move it to another drive, nothing.