open xmenu.dat error

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Jan 27, 2008

open xmenu.dat error by dismeeir at 9:55 AM (2,535 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. dismeeir
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    Newcomer dismeeir Newbie

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    i was trying to delete a save file for a rom and when i started up my n-card, before getting to the usb mode/ menu choice, it comes up with a white screen with blue text saying "Error: Open xmenu.dat error!"

    i've read a few guides but all of those cases seem to have access to usb mode, is there a way to get around this or have i just bricked my n-card?
     
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    Hook the card up via USB writer to the PC, use the key combo to put your card into upgrade mode (typically shows red text on a white background), run a firmware update. the .bat type update method. Hopefully after you can successfully format via the key combo for that and drag a fresh copy of xmenu.dat from the latest firmware update, to the card.
     
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    what key combo is this?
     
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    you my friend, are a hero. works great now. thanks [​IMG]
     
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    uhh, can u explain this in a way I can understand it plz?
     
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    Boot up with the usb connected, holding start+select, it should go into the format menu, choose quick format and when it's finished it should then go straight into usb mode and connect up with your pc, allowing you to copy a xmenu.dat file over.
     
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    wait...it still says "open xmenu.dat error"

    and do any of you know how to put roms on the fire card? cuz i dont know how.
     
  10. paul1991

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    Take the .NDS file and put it on your desktop.
    Open up the "Removable Disk" in the "My Computer" Section
    Drag the .NDS file into the open windows explorer window.
     
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    ok thanks!

    but do you know how to make it not say "open xmenu dat error"?
     

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