Trouble With External Hard Drive. xP

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Nov 23, 2010
  1. soraxcloud
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    Newcomer soraxcloud Member

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    So I just got an eternal hard drive! It was really bought for the sake of backing up my stuff but sense it's 500GB I figured I'd partition it off and use part for Wii games and part for backup. That's been done successfully and I formatted the second half of it to WFBS with WFBS Manager 3.0.1, however when certain games finish loading onto it (My Fitness Coach 2, Dragon Ball Z Boudikai Tenkaichi 3, Super Paper Mario, Super Smash Bro. Brawl, Just to name a few) I get the error "Error occurred wail loading drive. Make sure the drive is not in use or open and that it has been formatted to WFBS format." Then it says my drive is corrupt and I have to reformat it from My Computer then reformat it to WFBS from WFBS Manager.

    Some of the games that work are Animal Crossing City Folk, Bust a Move Bash, Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2, Geometry Wars, Ivy the Kiwi and New Super Mario Bros Wii. Though I haven't gotten to test them on the Wii itself yet. I wanted to figure out why some of them are corrupting my drive first. >.>

    Ugh I think I put this in the wrong part of the forum. Sorry guys. =(
     
  2. mvgc3

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    Have you tried using FAT32 instead of WBFS? Just about all homebrew and backup loaders (at least the ones worth having) work with it now, and that way you don't even need partitions.
     
  3. soraxcloud
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    Newcomer soraxcloud Member

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    Humm really? That begs the question which am I using then... I know I've used one to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl off an 8GB thumb drive cause it wouldn't fit on a disk. Which would you suggest?
     
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    I've had no problems with FAT32 in the many months that I've used it. I'd say go with that.

    Use WiiBackupManager to transfer your games. It'll convert them to the right format and put the games in the right folder for you. The FAT32 4GB is bypassed by the ability to break the games into parts, so Brawl and the Metroid games (as well as any other DL games, if there are any) will work just fine.
     
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    Yeah use Fat32, use WiiBackupManger to transfer your ISO into your HDD and use CFG load or Wiiflow to load the game [​IMG] You don't need to partition your HDD. That's what I did to my HDD and it work perfectly, no lag no anything [​IMG]


    WiiBackupManger


    Loader:

    CFG Loader (Recommended, they update a lot)

    Wiiflow
     
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    Thanks so much guys! That seems to have worked like a charm! x3

    One more question! How do I put on super smash bros brawl? I tried loading it in like all the others but it turned red in the side box and wouldn't go. =(
     
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    I didn't have a problem transferring it. Check the log file, its the far right tab. I think that would be your best bet. The only time I had a problem is when I was doing some dumb stuff with my harddrive and all but corrupted it. I managed to recover the majority of the files but some of it didn't go so well. So a few ISOs were corrupted, and got errors when I tried to load them on to a new drive. Hopefully its something else in your case [​IMG]
     
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    Hehe yesh. x3

    Hummm this is the only thing in red in the log
    21:53:12 (WiiDisc.DoFiles) Invalid partition found
    21:53:12 (WiiDisc.DoDisc) Error Reading partition 2 type = 1212233797

    Wonder if maybe when I tried to extract the SSBB iso from mai thumbnail drive it didn't come off correctly.
     
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    I don't know. I can't help you with that, unfortunately. If you still have the original ISO, you should try that.
     
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    Sadly I don't. Had to delete it to make room on my slow old tiny computer once I put it on the thumb drive. xP

    Eh well atleast all the others work. I'll work on that problem later. Thank you soooo much for the help! x3
     
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    If you still have it on your flash drive or thumb drive, use wiibackupmanager to transfer it to your computer to ISO format then use that ISO to transfer it to your HDD. [​IMG]

    That should work
     
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    Or, if you have the disk you backed it up from, just insert it and re-rip it. I know for a fact that configurable usb loader will write to FAT32 just fine.
     

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