USB Hard Drive Failure

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by mrpuppt, May 10, 2010.

May 10, 2010

USB Hard Drive Failure by mrpuppt at 6:04 AM (815 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. mrpuppt

    Newcomer mrpuppt Newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
    United States

    I've searched the site, but thus far, I've not found an issue quite like mine. If there is, I appologize for the duplicate post. Also, as this related to the USB functions of the Wii, I thought it might best fit this section of the board.

    Anywho, I was trying to get a game to load via USB Loader GX (Monster Hunter Tri) when I got the standard black screen with the buzz/hum after you get to the main start game screen. I reset my Wii, but in the process forgot about resetting my usb drive. (I usually turn the drive off and back on when a game locks up) I turn the Wii back on, then start USB Loader GX again as normal, but now it can't read the contents of the drive. I then hook the drive to my pc, and use WBFS manager and Wii Backup Manager - both won't read the drive. Wii Backup Manager even says "Unuseable, Unknown File System". "0 Megs Free 0 Megs used" It's a 500 gig external, with 10 gigs partitioned as Fat32 for APPS. The Fat32 appears to be ok.

    So, my question(s) - did my stupidity in not resetting the drive before I loaded USB Loader GX cause my problem? If not, any clue what did? More important I suppose, what about the game files? Is there any way I can fix this issue? Or did I somehow magically erase or corrupt all the data on that part of the drive?

    Thanks for anyone who can shed some light on this for me... I'm at a loss.
  2. BadAssDoom

    Newcomer BadAssDoom Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    United States
    The same thing happened to me today, have you found a way to resolve this issue?
  3. Sicklyboy

    Global Moderator Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Jul 15, 2009
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    United States
    heres a start. It sounds like in the process, somehow the PARTITION (or all of them *shrug*) got deleted. Now I know there are free partition recovery tools for ntfs/fat/fat32, but Im not sure if they would also recover a wbfs partition.

    just my .02 worth

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