Hdd not recognised by pc

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Oct 16, 2009
  1. katykat1975
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    Hello there!
    I've been a lurker for at least a year now and i'm really, really stuck now and just HAVE to ask you for help.

    I partitioned my 80g hdd in windows, then formatted it using wbfs manager. I'm using congurable usb loader which asked me to format the partition, I didn't think it would do any harm as I only had 1 game loaded on it.
    Now my pc won't recognise it, although it it still works fine on the wii.
    I have had a similar problem with a hdd on another wii & I thought i'd broken it. This time it can't be the case, surley?!

    LOVE your guides BTW, i've spent many many quality hours here!
    xxx's k
     
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    Windows doesn't recognize WBFS formatted drives. Only WBFS Manager can.
     
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    Unfortunatly WBFS manager can't find the drive as there's no drive path. I've tried loading the other drives like the cdrom, dvd drives, just incase it's got the same letter/drive pathas one of them.......although unlikely.
     
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    When you unallocated your space on your HDD for WBFS.. assuming 80gb
    1) Did you set it as primary or extended partion
    2) After choosing the letter of the new partion (80gb) it will ask you to format this partion... did you click "Do not Format this Partition"?

    if it doesn't work you can wipe the HDD and try again assuming these no important files on the drive itself
     
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    Windows might have taken away the drive's letter because it can't tell what it is.

    Start->Run and run diskmgmt.msc

    This'll be a list of all your hard drives and partitions. Find the WBFS partition(It'll be listed as Healthy Unknown Partition I believe), right-click it and give it a letter.

    That's what I had to do anyway.
     
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    Follow this section of the guide for proper formatting instructions. It's nice step by step with screenshots. Worked like a charm for me a couple days ago.

    Not toally true. You can install this beta driver.
     
  7. katykat1975
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    Thanks!!
    This solved my problem and i've fixed my other drive with it :0)

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
     

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