Is my drive corrupt?

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  1. WiiFan2012
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    I have tried FAT32, NTFS, and WBFS on one of the partitions of my Seagate FreeAgent GO 320GB external hard drive. Every time I plug it in and load up USB Loader, I get this annoying message:
    Sorry for the BIG photo, took it from my iPhone

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    So, I assume this means my drive could be corrupt. Looks like I'll be buying another one...
     
  2. kimikal27

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    try this

    in the pc, format the drive to wbfs, then unplug from pc and plug to wii without turning disc off,
    turn on the wii and test,
    tell me if it does the same
     
  3. hdhacker

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    Did you turn off the sleep mode using the Freeagent utility?

    Can you delete all the partitions, format it NTFS and copy files to it on your PC? If so, the drive is probably fine.

    When you created the partitions, did you make sure to make them ALL Primary? What OS are you using? XP is very explicit, but I think Vista and Windows 7 are a little trickier.
     
  4. WiiFan2012
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    Yep I turned of the sleep mode the first day I got it, which it worked perfectly. Now it doesn't.

    Yep, I can format and use the partitions I create.

    I did not, but the disc utility did, and I am running Windows 7.


    The funny thing is, my Flash drive works perfectly.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. thesund0g

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    Try rebuilding the partition table/MBR from scratch. PartitionMagic had a CLI option for this; there are other methods, but i haven't had to do this in a while so I don't recall. Basically, if this is the case, the partition table is close enough that the PC can read it ok, but the Wii spazzes.

    Also, you're not doing a dynamic disk or any EFI crap, are you??
     
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    I have no idea if I am doing a dynamic disc or EFI....

    Edit: Went into Disc Utility and found a EFI System Partition.
     
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    Update:

    I tried reading the drive with Leopard's (have Win 7 via Boot Camp) and the disc cannot be read.
     
  8. linuxares

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    I would use DBAN on it and try again.
     
  9. WiiFan2012
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    Can't use that. Tried to burn the ISO to a DVD and no .exe was found in the DVD. Downloaded the .exe and could not install it..... The drive selection combo box wouldn't list ANY of my drives. Trying the KillDisc app. THAT won't detect my drive.... I'm getting to the point of buying another one.
     
  10. linuxares

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    sounds like the USB part is fubar.

    Pop up the freedrive and out the harddrive and see if Windows work fine with it.
    If so, just get a external cabinette and put the HDD in it. Tada, new external drive.
     
  11. thesund0g

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    No, or else he wouldn't have been able to format it in the first place, silly [​IMG]


    Go download this: http://www.partition-manager.com/ plug in the drive, start the app and post a screenshot.
     
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    Yup, that's your problem: you have it partitioned as a GPT disk. Most computers and devices still don't support these. When you hook them up to an unsupported device, you just see one huge unusable partition (on the original implementation). I forget how to do this in Partition Manager, but in the Windows Disk Manager (the thing built-in to Windows; right-click on My Computer and hit Manage). Lifted from the help file:

    Once it's a MBR disk, partition it and you are done! Depending on what you are trying to do with it, you may want to do FAT32, NTFS or 2 partitions, FAT32 (marked as active, this will hold your homebrew, UNEEK etc) -then- NTFS.
     
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