Hard Drive became Corrupt

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  1. DGenerateKane
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    So I setup a spare Wii and hard drive I had for a friend today, and was showing her how to use it. She was playing through a SNES game using snes9x-gx 4.3.2 when she tried to make a save state and it complained it couldn't open the directory. After she quit the game it immediately complained again. That's when I saw what was left of the folders, the whole drive had become corrupt. I had that happen once with fceu-gx, and was told here it was a bug in the version I was using and to get a newer version with the fix. In this case however, I am using the latest version, which is nearly a year old. So does anyone know what version I should use to avoid corruption?
     
  2. person66

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    Corrupt as in? Can you not view the drive, or is there just missing files and stuff?
     
  3. DGenerateKane
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    I could see the contents but they had become corrupted, everything was named with random symbols.
     
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    Usually happens if the USB hdd was moved while the Wii was reading and writing to it , I always keep a backup of my fat on my desktop in case this happens.my kids showed me this a few weeks ago when they was playing a game an unplugging my game cube controllers . They almost knocked my Wii off my tv stand and the fat partition was messed up just like you said. Just reformat and redo her fat partition . And try not to move the USB cable while its being used
     
  5. DGenerateKane
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    Neither the Wii or hard drive were ever touched, I even turned the wii on with the controller. :/
     
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    Then u had a hdd going bad , the emulators are well tested with no reports of corruption.
     
  7. DGenerateKane
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    Bummer. It's a couple years old but barely been used.
     
  8. TerryG

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    I had the same issue with snes9x-gx on a coworkers wii the other day with a brand new drive.