Initialize USB Device Fix

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by mattjames2717, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. mattjames2717
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    Hey everyone, I'm running into a problem I can't seem to find a solution for.

    I'm getting the freeze at "Initialize USB Device" - I should say i have found a "solution", but it's not an ideal one. If I plug in my external hard drive and turn on the Wii U, it freezes at "Initialize USB Device" when loading USB Loader GX. Now if I plug my external HD in when the Wii U is on, it works perfectly.

    I'm just going to guess the problem is with the external HD and just wondering if anyone here has a clue what the solution to this would be.

    UPDATE: Alright, it also stops working it seems if my external hard drive goes into rest/sleep mode either if I don't mess with the wii u for a bit.

    UPDATE 2: Okay so it actually only works if my hard drive is plugged in AFTER the Wii minu, not the Wii U menu, is booted up. So it seems there is something wrong with my hard drive being recognized when it turns off and back on.
     
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  2. GreyWolf

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    What is it? Some drive enclosures just don't get along with Wii homebrew and flash drives are very hit or miss.

    If you put some homebrew in an /apps folder on it does the HBC recognize it?
     
  3. mattjames2717
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    It's a 1 TB Canvio Basics Toshiba external hard drive

    I actually remember now, it was having some issues even on my computer after I used Ustealth. When I put the hard drive back to normal using the reversal built into ustealth, my computer wasn't recognizing it. So I had delete and make a new normal volume.

    Do I have to make it an active partition now? Like I said, it works just find if I plug the hard drive in when it's already in the wii menu, the problem occurs if it's plugged in when it shuts and and reboots.
     
  4. The Real Jdbye

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    Alola
    There is a way to disable HDD sleep in Wii U mode, try it out: http://www.ign.com/wikis/wii-u/How_to_Disable_a_Removable_HDD's_Sleep_Mode
    There might also be a tool specific to your HDD to disable sleep mode completely.
     
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