USB Loader GX loads black screen

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Hello everyone. I have recently soft modded my Wii with homebrew and I'm trying to load my Wii games from my USB drive to USB Loader GX. I downloaded WBFS game files from the internet and put them on my Sandisk 64gb flash drive formatted to FAT32. I used Wii Backup Manager to transfer my game files to my flash drive and it made the WBFS folder too. When I plug the USB into the wii and load USB Loader GX and try to start one of the games (Games I have tried: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, Animal Crossing New Folk, Wii Play and more), it just gives me a black screen and doesn't load. I have a 64 gb flash drive and a 64 gb sd card both formatted to FAT32, Please Help me Btw Im new to this platform and don't usually post online, sorry if I do anything wrong. Here is my SysCheck
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: 87039223
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: Canada (18)
Boot2 v4
Found 81 titles.
Found 48 IOS on this console. 15 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
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS249[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[38] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 03/20/2022.

 

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Small thumb drives have poor compatibility, but can sometimes we improved if formatted as wbfs (use wii backup manager) instead of fat32. Obviously u forgo many of the benefits of fat32 and the wbfs partition can only store wii games, but it may get it working for u.

Alternatively save your games to sd, and use a loader that supports sd (Wiiflow lite, configurable USB loader). Future gx updates should support sd loading, but currently not yet available.
 

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Hello.:)

According to your Explanations,you have used the WiiBackup Manager,so it seems,the Games were transferred correctly.👌

Your USB Device (Stick) is connected to Port 0 ?

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Your sysCheck is "ok" but you maybe should change:

IOS249[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0

to

IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0

and try it please.

Or you can try first to change the Game´s IOS in the Global Settings - Loader Settings.
Use 250 instead of -1 please.

Also check if your USBLoader / System Language (Canadian uses French maybe ?) is set to to the same Language,preferable to English,because not all Games have French Language included,so it results often in a Black Screen.

Thank you.😉
 

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Small thumb drives have poor compatibility, but can sometimes we improved if formatted as wbfs (use wii backup manager) instead of fat32. Obviously u forgo many of the benefits of fat32 and the wbfs partition can only store wii games, but it may get it working for u.

Alternatively save your games to sd, and use a loader that supports sd (Wiiflow lite, configurable USB loader). Future gx updates should support sd loading, but currently not yet available.
How do I format my flash drive to WBFS. Do I do it through the Wii Backup Manager?
 

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Hello.:)

According to your Explanations,you have used the WiiBackup Manager,so it seems,the Games were transferred correctly.👌

Your USB Device (Stick) is connected to Port 0 ?

View attachment 302643

Your sysCheck is "ok" but you maybe should change:

IOS249[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0

to

IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0

and try it please.

Or you can try first to change the Game´s IOS in the Global Settings - Loader Settings.
Use 250 instead of -1 please.

Also check if your USBLoader / System Language (Canadian uses French maybe ?) is set to to the same Language,preferable to English,because not all Games have French Language included,so it results often in a Black Screen.

Thank you.😉
Yes, my flash drive is in the bottom or right port (or port 0 as you have in the picture). And, how do I change the IOS things through cIOS. I'm sorry, I'm really bad and new at Wii softmodding, I just want to play the games I used to play! My Wii system language is english, but the country is Canada (where I live)
 
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Did you previously manage to format the drive as WBFS? If so, it will only be readable by tools like wiibackup manager on PC or usbloaders on the Wii. That being said, iirc when u plug a wbfs formatted drive into your PC it should popup asking you to format it. If it isn’t doing that, then it’s not a good sign. You can try a few different things. You can try seeing if you can access the drive and format it to FAT32 or whatever via wiibackup manager. You can try accessing it and formatting it via windows’ built in disk management, and if that doesn’t work try installing the free version of Easeus partition manager and trying the same thing. You could try running a chkdsk on your hdd, assuming it’s being detected by windows to do so (done via cmd line, very easy, google for it). Lastly, you could try a different PC all together and hope for different results. If none of that works, you will probably need to find a replacement (unless someone else posts with additional things to try first). Good luck!
 

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So, I used another USB drive to use with Wii Backup Manager. It created a WBFS folder and I transferred my WBFS file for Super Mario Galaxy 2 into it, plugged it into my Wii. Still the same problem. I'm sorry to ask, but it seems like you know a lot about this, is there any way you (or anyone who is very experienced with this) could hop into a discord call or something with me? I'm just really trying to get this done and fixed to play with friends.
 
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Good Evening.😉

So, I used another USB drive to use with Wii Backup Manager. It created a WBFS folder and I transferred my WBFS file for Super Mario Galaxy 2 into it, plugged it into my Wii. Still the same problem. I'm sorry to ask, but it seems like you know a lot about this, is there any way you (or anyone who is very experienced with this) could hop into a discord call or something with me? I'm just really trying to get this done and fixed to play with friends.
Which Language is your Wii set please ? (I presume English according to your sysCheck.)
Which Language is your USBLoader GX set please ? (English or French ?) -> Settings - Loader Settings
Which Region are your Games please (PAL or NTSC ?)
Which Video Mode is your USBLoader GX set please ? -> Settings - Loader Settings
How is your Wii connected to your TV Set please ? (Standard A/V - Compound Cable / HDMi Adapter....)

Thank you.😉
 
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Good Evening.😉


Which Language is your Wii set please ? (I presume English according to your sysCheck.)
Which Language is your USBLoader GX set please ? (English or French ?) -> Settings - Loader Settings
Which Region are your Games please (PAL or NTSC ?)
Which Video Mode is your USBLoader GX set please ? -> Settings - Loader Settings
How is your Wii connected to your TV Set please ? (Standard A/V - Compound Cable / HDMi Adapter....)

Thank you.😉
My Wii language is English
USB Loader GX is set to English
The region is NTSC for Super Mario Galaxy 2
Video Mode is Disc Default
I have this Av to HDMI converter for my Wii to connect to my monitor
 
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I have been testing a FAT32-formatted SanDisk Ultra Fit 256GB flash drive (which runs games perfectly on an X360), possibly similar to yours, and I sometimes get random black screens when loading games on Wii. If a game ends up loading it can still sometimes freeze during disc reads. Generally highly unstable. After switching back to a WD Elements HDD, I'm no longer having these issues.

My conclusion is that USB loaders such as USB Loader GX and Nintendont cannot handle flash drives properly and that you must use a hard drive instead.
 
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Thank you.:)

Maybe changing the Video Mode (Force NTSC480p) can help.
Hello again, I have been trying to fix my Wii still. I've been following this tutorial
I installed Multi-Mod Manager, went into the wads folder in Multi-Mod Manager. Tried to install the files to fix USB Loader GX, and it said it couldn't be installed. (Error -2011) I tried WiiFlow Lite too, the same issue. Can someone just get in a discord call or something and help? I'm clearly useless...

By the way, here's a new SysCheck
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: 87039223
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: Canada (18)
Boot2 v4
Found 82 titles.
Found 48 IOS on this console. 15 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
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[38] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 03/31/2022.

 

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https://wii.guide/cios.html
Follow this guide, u only need to install a different cios249 that's d2x v10 beta52 and not beta53. You should install it using base 56 instead of 57 since you already have 57 installed to slot 250, this differs slightly from the wii.guide site (for now...)

Edit: everything else in your syscheck looks fine, any other issues may be due hardware compatibility (I. E. Your hdd) or rare game specific issues (unlikely if you've tried many games and none work). Or you could try updating your USB loader, grab it from oscwii.org, it's up to date
 

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Follow this guide, u only need to install a different cios249 that's d2x v10 beta52 and not beta53. You should install it using base 56 instead of 57 since you already have 57 installed to slot 250, this differs slightly from the wii.guide site (for now...)

Edit: everything else in your syscheck looks fine, any other issues may be due hardware compatibility (I. E. Your hdd) or rare game specific issues (unlikely if you've tried many games and none work). Or you could try updating your USB loader, grab it from oscwii.org, it's up to date
Yes, so I followed the site. I did the cIOS thing. Still can't install the WADS and the game still won't boot. I ordered a 1 tb HDD from amazon (yes I know 1 tb is a lot, but it was a good price compared to the smallest I could find 250 gb, and probably in the future, I'll use it for something else), just to let you know. Should be here tomorrow.
 

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If u did the cios thing, u are done, no need to even attempt to follow a bad youtube video guide. Post an updated syscheck so we can confirm u installed it properly

Also, if u want to install cios's and other things more easily via wad form, use modmii, not some half baked video tutorial plz.

Have u confirmed you're using the latest version of loaders?
 
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