Need help with reading backups

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  1. araphon1
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    araphon1 Newbie

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    Here's some info:

    I have HomeBrew Channel 1.0.1
    cIOS rev7
    Wii v 3.2E
    Starfall 0.5
    Backup Channel 0.3 Gamma
    DVDx, installed Normal.
    and Backup Loader GECKO OS

    etc etc... I think thats all the info you need, right?

    But I still cant run backups :/ I have wasted 10 DVD R+ so far, and no luck.
    When i bought the wii, I got one backup cd in the bag, the original owner had destroyed his mario party 8, so I got the backup along with the original *ahem*, but he had never softmodded his wii, or chiped it, so it was useless to him. But, after i softmodded my wii, I can run it through Backup Channel 0.3 Gamma just wonderful, its fast, no bugs so far.. But When I try to run BoomBlox backup this is what happens.

    BC 0.3 G: The screen is black, the disc light switches on and off randomly, the dvd spinns for a while, stops, spinn again, infinately. Sollution, restart wii. I then changed computer (thus changed writer) and the constant black screen is replaced by a brief flash of some white text that vannish in an instant, back to the black screen.

    GECKO: Returns the error: DVD Identify. But, It does that for my backup that works in gamma, so, I think this is just a crappy program.

    I have tried two medias, Medstor (no name) and a real noname with absolutely no company info on it, both DVD+R RW, not ROM. I have tried writing at different speeds, on different computers, ranging from 1x 2,4x 3x and 4x, since these are the speeds recommended in most guides, but to no avail.

    The functioning backup is a DVD+R From Maxell, but its not booked as DVD+R ROM, its booked as DVD+R RW. Some say that it has to be ROM, but as this is working, I doubt thats the problem. Maybe it's the noname thing, IDK. Or maybe there is some step I am missing somewhere, maybe its my cIOS that needs updating, or maybe a new cios entirely... I have no idea, all I know, is that I've done everything in the burning guides, and still it doesn't work.
     
  2. mcj

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    From everything I've read DVD RW does not work. I use Sony DVD-R, haven't had an issue.
     
  3. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Burning dvd+r disks that work are a pain. Just get some decent dvd-r. Read the guide in my sig.
     
  4. araphon1
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    araphon1 Newbie

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    Its not DVD+RW its DVD+R but underneath it says RW, I guess as in opposed to ROM.
     
  5. mcj

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    Get DVD-R. They work. I had two +R discs and could not get them to work, could have been crappy media. Regardless, DVD-R and you will be all set.
     
  6. araphon1
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    araphon1 Newbie

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    Thing is, I live really desolate, it will take some time before I can buy DVD-R discs. Therefore I wonder if there is some really simple thing I am missing... But Ill try to get hold of a friend of mine to see if he has any DVD-R. Ill reply if or when I've tested dvd-r
     
  7. WiiPower

    WiiPower GBAtemp Guru

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    You are missing 2 simple things:
    1. Softmodded Wiis have problems with rewritable discs, a lot of Wiis just can't read them
    2. If you use DVD+R you need to set the booktye to dvd-rom

    You could find this information in the burning guide.
     
  8. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    No DVD-ROM book type = No reading on the Wii
     
  9. mcj

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    The really simple thing you are missing is you are not paying attention to anything that anyone tells you. If you searched and read and researched on your own you'd have the answer. If you read anything anyone in this thread has told you you'd have the answer
     
  10. m-tek

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    Valid point me thinks!!!

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