USB drive freezes Wii going into system menu

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by SFitkin, May 28, 2010.

  1. SFitkin

    SFitkin Newbie

    May 28, 2010
    United States

    Whenever my freshly softmodded 4.2 Wii goes into the system menu, it freezes about 95% of the time. This includes booting the Wii, entering the menu via Priiloader, or returning to the menu from a game. It gets stuck not outputting a signal on boot, gets stuck at a black screen returning from a game, and get stuck at a white screen coming from the Priiloader.

    I did some troubleshooting and found it was related to the USB drive being plugged in. If it freezes, as soon as i yank the cable, it instantly enters the menu. I remodded the Wii using the guide stickied on this forum (the one I've always used) just to make sure and it didn't fix it. This didn't happen to any of the other Wii's I've modded, one of them using the same exact USB drive.

    Has anyone ever seen this before?

    Thanks in advance
  2. icebrg5

    icebrg5 GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 1, 2007
    United States
    I would try a different usb cable for the drive.
  3. C.S.I.

    C.S.I. GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 8, 2010
    Down under
    try a usb flash drive (usb stick)