Hard Drive not working?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by fe3n1x, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. fe3n1x

    fe3n1x Newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    Hi guys, i just signed up to this forum hoping i can get a bit of help with my issue. I have just purchased a 500gb hitachi simpledrive which, using your HDD guide "should" work but it doesnt. I know its definitely a hard drive issue because i also have a western digital elements 320gb drive loaded with games and they all work.

    The games show up in usb loader gx rev1100, but when i try to play any of them i just get a blank screen.

    Does anyone have any experience on how i can overcome this or am i going to have to just forget it?

    many thanks in advance
  2. PPSainity

    PPSainity Blinded by Science

    Jun 6, 2009
    Have you covered the basic troubleshooting steps?
    • Run Rodries Wii USB Test Utility and see if any of the tests fail. Don't forget to pass your results to the official forums to help further development of the EHCI module.
    • Make sure that any and all power saving features of the drive are disabled.
    • Use only primary partitions, extended/logical partitions are not supported.
    • Make sure that the correct cIOS and Loader settings are set for the problem drive. Pay attention to format used (WBFS, ext4, FAT32, NTFS, etc.), selected partition, directory (if using WBFS files) and in some cases make sure the correct USB port is specified.
    • Using you game manager of choice or Wiimm's ISO Tools, verify that the game images or WBFS partition are valid and uncorrupted.
  3. Comrade Cough

    Comrade Cough Advanced Member

    Apr 3, 2010
    United States
    Fu Manchu's Secret Evil Lair

    Does the new HDD need more power? Maybe spinning the discs up, and streaming the data off the USB is too much, and you need an alternate power source for the HDD
    Only have one plugged in at a time? In the correct plug?

    I know these are sort of asinine questions, but you never know where the issue might be, I was having problems with my Gen1 Wode and it acted exactly like a blown bluetooth/PSU module, turned out it was a short in the disc power cable inside the wii.

    Maybe downgrading to a different version of the loader? or maybe updating a cIOS? Your new hitachi might not be supported by your current software.

    |:edit:| rats to you PP, I was too busy writing this and fiddling with my own hard drives to beat you [​IMG]
  4. fe3n1x

    fe3n1x Newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    Simple fix! used partitioning tool to check what it was set as and it was logical. Switched it to primary and hey presto. works a treat.

    Cheers for the support!
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