HDD corrupted/formatted?

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  1. Etkar.H
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    Etkar.H GBAtemp Regular

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    I have a big problem here. I had a HDD which was 1,5TB. And I partitioned it in two. The other one was WBFS. And last week I was playing Wii Music on my HDD with Configurable USB loader. Then I sat it on the HOME screen. The Wii and the HDD was on the whole night. The next day, it wouldnt work. Then I turned off my Wii. And loaded configurable usb loader. It wouldn't find my hdd. Then when I tried the hdd on my PC it could find the NTFS partition. And It could find the wbfs. But the WBFS manager wouldnt find it either. Then that was were i though my wbfs partition was f*cked up. So any suggestions?
     
  2. Raiser

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    For me it's hard to say.

    I don't work with partitions on the Wii that much, but if CFG USB Loader couldn't find your HDD at all, I'm guessing that there's some sort of problem with both partitions.

    Try GetDataBack to recover any data that you need and try reformatting.

    If it works, try creating another partition and test that too.
    Don't really know what caused your problem, so it's difficult to "look out" for any more potential causes.
     
  3. elmoreas

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    Stop being a cheapa$$ and buy a WODE and Powered External HDD and be a big boy.
     
  4. kobykaan

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    WTF!? ....yeah ok lets spend crap loads on something thats otherwise (before anyone says apart from the hard drive ..wode also uses a hd!) FREE! and non invasive you have to hard wire a wode in!!! duh!! thats sensible!
     
  5. Etkar.H
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    Etkar.H GBAtemp Regular

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    I cant format either. The wbfs partition is destroyed...I think.
     
  6. Etkar.H
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    Etkar.H GBAtemp Regular

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    Which one? NTFS one of FAT. Dont forget I have WBFS here.
     
  7. PsyBlade

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    wwt
     
  8. Etkar.H
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    Etkar.H GBAtemp Regular

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    wwt? wut?
     
  9. PsyBlade

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    yes wwt
    use it or dont
    look in its thread on how to use it

    but stop wasting our time by not searching
    this question was answered to many times already
    as is obvious by the reluctance to answer
     
  10. Etkar.H
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    Etkar.H GBAtemp Regular

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    Not this problem. I have searched for weeks now. My hard drive is acting very wierd. It cant format...
     
  11. Servdogg

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    I think your first mistake was playing wii music. That game blows. Now that your drive is screwed up there is one thing I would try. Download Easeus Partition Master for free. Use this program to open your drive and see what it says about it. It should display your partitions if they are still intact. If it says data is unallocated, my guess is that your data is toast. The program has an option to format your drive while preserving the data already on it. This takes a really long time to do on a slow pc (think 1-2 days for a 1TB drive), and I'm not sure if it will work considering you are unable to format your drive for some reason, but its probably worth a shot.
     
  12. rafao

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    FAT32 > All

    If your HDD were FAT32, you see the problem and save your partition and games.
     
  13. sagewolf

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    Try Spinrite but I don't know that it will work on wbfs or not.