Odd Issue

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by RedFire128, May 6, 2010.

  1. RedFire128

    RedFire128 Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    United States
    My PC won't recognize my SD Card. It's a Sandisk 2GB (Wii Brand). This problem began RIGHT after I started using the delete function in the HBC to delete apps. I know the card isn't dead though because the Wii can still read it. Any suggestions ?
  2. Mantis41

    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jun 3, 2009
    United States
    When you say "doesn't read" what is the exact error? USB not initialising, card not formatted message, blank - no files visible in file manager, can view files but nothing else.

    Are you using a USB adapter or SD slot?
  3. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

    Jan 21, 2010
    United States
    Load it in linux and format it as fat32

    Try puppylinux if you don#t have a linux box.
  4. apoptygma

    apoptygma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 30, 2010
    If you're worried about losing the data you could use a Wii file explorer homebrew like http://code.google.com/p/wiixplorer/ and copy the files to maybe a USB or something? then do a format on the SD in the PC. I'd recommend using a 3rd party SD formatter like the samsung one, it imporved compatibility for me a lot over using windows own formating dialog. Then of course you'd have to put all the junk you had on there back again using the wii. Certainly sounds like the card corrupted somewhere there. Might have a bad block or two in the FAT. Were you using the HBC or Homebrew browser to delete the apps?
  5. PsyBlade

    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

    Jul 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Sol III
    Normaly the fat fs uses two file allocation tables (fats) as a protection measure.
    The wii fat libary uses only the first one afaik.
    So both copys start to differ and this might cause your problem.
    I dont know how to fix this in windows but *nix fsck.vfat will fix it.
    Runing some fsck like tool would be a good idea anyway.