hard drive problem!

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  1. illuvatar
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    hi everyone just wondering if somneone can help me out...

    i've just got a hard drive for my wii and it works fine when i'm ripping games using the wii drive, but when i try to connect the drive to my computer it comes up as a usb drive but i can't access it.

    the drive is a toshiba 120gb and the device manager in windows recognises it but it's not showing as a usable drive

    any ideas

    thanks
     
  2. HiBit

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    It's formatted with wbfs.
     
  3. TRushInfo

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    wow thats a good one. The same thin happens to most of us tho. use wbfs manager
     
  4. icebrg5

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    use wbfs manager or wiibackup manager to load the drives

    Both can be found in the backup loaders forum
     
  5. illuvatar
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    i've tried that but it's not showing as a selectable drive, even when i go through 'my computer' on windows it doesn't show up
     
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    funny, not very helpful but funny all the same

    just thinking but are there any options in windows that i need to change to show the drive????
     
  8. icebrg5

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    Did you hook it up to the computer first before formatting it to wbfs?

    Might be that it doesnt have the proper drivers installed.

    My advice would be to reformat the whole thing to fat32 or ntfs through disk management in windows and then after that use wii backup manager to format it to wbfs.

    Also in wii backup manager make sure you go into options >settings>drives> and make sure the box that says use mounted volumes only is unchecked
     
  9. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    before formatting anything

    right click computer, go to "manage", then click disk management, wait for it to load your HDDs, look for your hard drive, if it doesn't have a drive letter associated with it, right click and add a drive letter, u should be able to do this without formatting it.

    Then it should show up as an un-usable drive in windows (but u can then still use the program in wbfs manager)

    alternatively, u can start wii backup manager, go to the options, there is something there that u can check or uncheck that will allow u to see all the drives, even those without drive letters, do that, and your drive may appear in that list

    if this doesn't work for u, then I would try what icpmattj suggested

    Cheers
     
  10. illuvatar
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    thanks for all the help guys, i ended up formatting the drive in the end so this thread can be closed

    thanks again