Is there a way to reformat my USB HD?

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  1. MrBubbles
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    Hello there, I have installed the appropriate files to run USB loaders off my Wii.


    1) I had a loader that was 1.4 something, it asked me to format my USB HD. So I did.
    2) It worked fine, I started backing up Fatal Frame IV and it stopped at 53%.
    3) I tried multiples times and Fatal Frame IV would not be copied over.
    4) Each time it stopped at a random %, I had to power down the Wii. The USB HD wasn't flashing, it flashes when it's copying.
    5) Having said that, I tried Animal Crossing and Mario Kart Wii, both of which copied over normally.
    6) Fatal Frame IV can't be copied and my USB HD isn't read by my PCs, I tried 3 different. It can read the HD but it doesn't show up on my Computer.

    The HD can still copy over regular games I guess (Japanese games out of the question?), but I can't access it on my PC.

    Is there a method to force the Wii to reformat it back to normal so I can retry Fatal Frame IV or something? And not even that, I'd like to do a complete normal reformat on a PC before having a go on the Wii.

    Hope this wasn't asked many times.
     
  2. FenrirWolf

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    Well yeah. Just format it from your PC and make sure the partition has a drive letter assigned, then reformat it in the Wii or in a wbfs manager.
     
  3. MrBubbles
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    It doesn't show up as a drive on my PC. It only let's me see "Click here to safely remove a USB device".

    I tried on 3 PCs, 2 XPs and Vista. All of them 'read' a drive but wouldn't display it on "My Computer".

    I also tried WBFS manager and it also didn't show up there. However the USB drive itself has no problem copying new games and playing them.

    Except Fatal Frame IV, do Japanese/PAL games copy over to NSTC-U Wiis? And can I force a USB loader to reformat my HD?
     
  4. innercy

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    try using different wbfs manager. we got plenty of them
     
  5. FenrirWolf

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    Have you gone into Disk Management yet? You should be able to reformat it from there.

    Start -> Run, type compmgmt.msc and you'll be there.
     
  6. bzaigege

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    Try going to

    My Control Panel
    (in Category View/not Classic View) Performance and Maintenance
    Administrative Tools
    Computer Management
    (on Left) Disk Management
    Figure out which one is your USB HDD
    Right Click >>>>>Format
     
  7. MrBubbles
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    It worked.

    Many thanks. By the way, aren't you also on LL? I remember you posting in one of my threads over USB loader.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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  9. adam_the_1st

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    Wow kids, use run..? Control Panel? hah. Right click on My Computer and click on manage. Then Disk Management, done. Easiest way.
     
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  11. FenrirWolf

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    DON'T EXIST FOO
     
  12. adam_the_1st

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    What..?