Hacking USB Loader GX doesn't see HD, but Wiiflow does

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My old 500 gb hard drive died out on me, so I went and bought a hard drive enclosure to use my 160 gb internal on my Wii. After a lot of trial and error, I managed to get games to boot on Wiiflow and Nintendont, but I really hate Wiiflow's GUI so I want to use USB Loader GX, but my hard drive isn't seen in GX or WiiXplorer. Is there a way I can fix this so I can go back to using my preferred loader?
 
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My old 500 gb hard drive died out on me, so I went and bought a hard drive enclosure to use my 160 gb internal on my Wii. After a lot of trial and error, I managed to get games to boot on Wiiflow and Nintendont, but I really hate Wiiflow's GUI so I want to use USB Loader GX, but my hard drive isn't seen in GX or WiiXplorer. Is there a way I can fix this so I can go back to using my preferred loader?

Hello.:)

To help you, may I ask you some questions

Did you use the correct USB Port on your Wii for USBLoader GX ?

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The next Question to to narrow down your issue:

How is your HDD recognized and formatted please ?

Please check of the Drive Type (MBR or GPT - it should MBR in your case - 160 GB)

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It is recommended to format your HDD with FAT32.
Did your HDD Enclosure has an external Power Supply ?
Maybe the USB Power from the Wii is not sufficient.


Which Version of the USBLoader GX did you have installed please ?
(You can check this on the Homebrew Channel when you choose the USBLoader GX on the Info Message Screen.)

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The next Thing you can verifiy please:

On which IOS is your USBLoader running:

In the Settings -> Global Settings -> Loader Settings -> scroll down to Loader´s IOS please:

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If it is 58 you can change it to 249 and if it is 249 change it to 58 please.

Also please check the Hard Drive Settings.

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Then Restart the USBLoader GX and try it.

Please check ALL of this points.
And if you be so kind,please give us a Feedback.

If this all not helps,we can look at your Wii´s Softmod with an sysCheck.

Thank you.:)
 
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I am indeed using the correct USB port, the one closest to the edge. My hard drive is formatted as Fat32, but I cannot check if it is MBR or GPT due to being on a Chromebook, and having forgotten to check when I formatted on another Windows computer. The hard drive should not need an external power supply, as the same drive works perfectly in Wiiflow, and the same enclosure with a 1 tb drive works fine in USB Loader GX (Nintendont doesn't see it though, so that's another issue). My USB Loader GX version is 3.0 r1268, tried both IOS249 and IOS58 (249 is default) and neither worked. I did attempt initializing the hard drive through the Hard Drive settings, also did not work
 
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I am indeed using the correct USB port, the one closest to the edge. My hard drive is formatted as Fat32, but I cannot check if it is MBR or GPT due to being on a Chromebook, and having forgotten to check when I formatted on another Windows computer. The hard drive should not need an external power supply, as the same drive works perfectly in Wiiflow, and the same enclosure with a 1 tb drive works fine in USB Loader GX (Nintendont doesn't see it though, so that's another issue). My USB Loader GX version is 3.0 r1268, tried both IOS249 and IOS58 (249 is default) and neither worked. I did attempt initializing the hard drive through the Hard Drive settings, also did not work

Thank you for your reply and your assistance.:)

To understand you correct:
The 160GB HDD in the Enclosure actual works with WiiFlow.
But not with USBLoader GX.Maybe really this MBR/GPT Thing.:(
Did you try to reset the Loaders Settings or delete the "GXGlobal.cfg" in SD Card:\apps\usbloader_gx ?

If you like you can update to v3.0 1272.Please do this manually:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbloadergx/files/Releases/New revisions (3.0+)/

Could you please so kind and post a sysCheck for us to look over your Wii´s Softmod ?
Only to get sure all is fine with your Wii.:)

Please use this Version:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/posting-a-system-check.300279/

Thank you for your help.:)
 
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Tried updating USB Loader GX to newest version, and deleted the cfg file to no avail. Syscheck is posted below.

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 88097300
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
Boot2 v4
Found 110 titles.
Found 51 IOS on this console. 13 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[37] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS248[37] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[37] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: rev 18): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/04/2019.
 

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Tried updating USB Loader GX to newest version, and deleted the cfg file to no avail. Syscheck is posted below.

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 88097300
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
Boot2 v4
Found 110 titles.
Found 51 IOS on this console. 13 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[37] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS248[37] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[37] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: rev 18): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/04/2019.

Thank you for your sysCheck.:)

A Suggestion is to update these cIOSes please - especially your IOS249 needs a Base of 56 to works correctly with the USBLoader GX.

IOS248[37] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[37] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: rev 18): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0

to

IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
IOS249[56] (rev 21, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 21, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0

You can use the d2x cIOS Installer (you can get it with ModMii) or ModMii itself for Updating your Softmod.:)
https://gbatemp.net/threads/modmii-for-windows-official-support-topic.207126/

Then please set the Loader IOS from USBLoader GX to 249 (if it is not already set).

Good Luck.
Thank you.:)
 
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Unfortunately, even after updating the CIOS files, USB Loader GX still does not read my 160 gb hard drive. New Syscheck below.

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 88097300
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
Boot2 v4
Found 112 titles.
Found 52 IOS on this console. 13 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[37] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[56] (rev 21, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 21, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/04/2019.
 
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Unfortunately, even after updating the CIOS files, USB Loader GX still does not read my 160 gb hard drive. New Syscheck below.

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 07.14.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 88097300
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
Boot2 v4
Found 112 titles.
Found 52 IOS on this console. 13 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[37] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.0): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[56] (rev 21, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 21, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/04/2019.

Thank you.:)

Your sysCheck is alright now,very good work.:yaywii:

Your sustained Issue makes me thinking of the MBR/GPT Thing again.It would be really advisable to check that out please.
Maybe this helps you on your Chromebook to achive this:
https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chromiumos-design-docs/disk-format

https://forums.tomsguide.com/faq/manage-create-drive-partitions-in-chromebook.27664/

Did your HDD has maybe more than one Partition ?:unsure:

Thank you.:)
 

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I think it is GPT, which might explain my issues with USB Loader GX and Wiixplorer. I'll have to look into a way to get it MBR without a Windows computer. Thank you so much for the help!
 
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Even after 5 years, please help..
My 750gb HDD drive previously work fine,
added some wbfs games from one laptop via Wii Backup Manager, all works fine and soundly
added some wbfs games from another laptop via Wii Backup Manager, my HDD disappeared from GX

note :
Wii Backup manager softwares from both laptops are the very same version
My HDD still works fine on WiiFlow but I hate the GUI
My HDD is still detected on both laptops, and both Wii Backup Managers
 

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