SD Card Problem

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Fathead666, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Fathead666
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    I just softmodded my Wii the other day and haven't bought an external drive yet. In the meantime I've been using an 8GB thumb drive to play games. My thumb drive got full so I decided to put a game on an extra 4GB SD Card I have laying around. My PC doesn't have a card reader so I've been using a cell phone as my reader and it's been working fine. But now I have a problem.

    Before I formatted the card to WBFS so I could put games on it, it was formatted to FAT32. The phone and Windows had no problems recognizing it. Next I formatted the card to WBFS with WBFS Manager and put a game on it. Still no problems. But after removing the card from the phone and Windows and plugging it back in, my phone won't recognize it which means Windows won't recognize it which means WBFS manager won't recognize it.

    How can I get the drive back to FAT32 since nothing will recognize it?

    Is there an app that I can run on the Wii itself to format the card back to FAT/FAT32?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Panasonic Formatter, but you will need a PC to run it.

    Search for it in downloads on this site.
     
  3. Fathead666
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    I've tried that already and the application can't see it either. Which makes sense because if the phone/card reader can't see it then clearly anything further down the line like Windows or SDFormatter & WBFS Manager won't be able to.

    It's not the end of the world I guess if I can't fix it, but my only idea at this point is to try an actual card reader. I'm thinking that the driver for an actual card reader might be better at seeing non-FAT/FAT32 cards than the phone drivers and might be able to tell Windows and other apps that it's there. I think the problem is that the phone won't detect a non-FAT/FAT 32 drive.