usb loader gx R1233 initialising usb freeze

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  1. fatboynate
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    fatboynate Bringer of Freedom

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    im using usb loader gx R1233 and my hdd is formatted correctly its a powered hdd case with a 2.5 sata drive in it, it worked on my old wii, but now on my wii u using vwii it hits initialising usb and then freezes and my hdd turns off.

    any clues? im plugging it in in the top usb at the back at usb 0 so i cant see anything wrong
     
  2. G0R3Z

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    I'm having this problem too. It works if you unplug the drive and plug it after loading up GX. But that is merely a workaround and not a fix.
     
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    my replacement enclosure is the issue, i need to get a compatible 2.5" usb enclosure and y cable any one know of one that works for wii games only ?
     
  4. Cyan

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    try 1229.
    I'll try to find where the bug is with 1230+


    posted in another thread:
    I got a report that 1230 to 1234 have issues with initializing drives on WiiU.
    You could try 1229 to see if it fix it. (but 1229 will not work with newer nintendont version, it's just a test to see if old version fix your issue, please report the result if you still have initialization issue with 1234).
     
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    I have one that I got for cheap off NewEgg by MassCool. It supports both IDE and SATA 2.5" HDDs which is nice. When formatted to FAT32 it plays both Wii and GameCube seamlessly. I think the model has been updated, but it is something like this
     
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    fatboynate Bringer of Freedom

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    Cyan its a iomega MDHD500-UE enclosure but i also have a 500gb Toshiba STOR.E ART 3 but it needs the micro usb Y cable but im not sure if it works i couldnt find a compatibility list that wasn't ancient.
    EDIT: i found this not sure if i do need the Y cable now tho.
    [​IMG]

    what is the model of your one? some models of the same brand still have issues
     
  7. Cyan

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    Like I said, if you have HDD issue with WiiU and USBLoaderGX not initializing the drive, maybe it's the loader's (or console's) fault and not your drive.
    Did you try USBLoaderGX r1229 instead of 1233?
    I had a report that 1229 works fine on WiiU vWii, but 1230 started having initialization freeze, while the same setup works fine on Wii.
     
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    its not the usb loader causing my issue, it was the drive, i thought that the new vwii version might not be compatible with models that work on original wii, my 16gb kingston flash drive has zero issues initialising, neither does my toshiba drive now that i have a Y cable, some enclosures dont work with vwii as they did on original wii, and vise versa, make more sense? we need to start a vWii HDD compatibility table like the original wii had.
     
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    instead of creating a new table, we can add a new column for vWii.
    But in the meantime, start by editing the wiki to add a vWii result in the Comment column.


    edit:
    For users with freezing issue at USB Init screen when using 1233 + vWii : did you update your WiiU recently?
    5.3.x?
    just wondering if the WiiU update could affect vWii accessed hardware. (it's possible to interact with it as vWii can send picture to WiiU pad)
     
  10. fatboynate
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    i'll add the vwii bit if you like, and my wiiu came on fw 5.3 so i didnt have a choice in waiting for the wiiu exploit, anyways my drive works thanks to a micro usb y cable and my kingston 16gb flash drive works also
     
  11. Cyan

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    ah, you didn't use Y-cable?
    So it's not a drive compatibility issue with vWii, it's just the usual "I didn't use the Y-cable like requested in all softmod guides" issue.
    That doesn't require to be noted in the compatibility list. unless you want to specify that Y-cable is required (some low power consumption drives don't need it)
     
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    mine has its own power from the outlet and still wont work
     
  13. Shadowfied

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    I used to have this issue, it bypassed by plugging in the drive right before starting USB Loader GX. This seems to be because of a bad HDD. USB Loader GX froze for me whenever the drive had to spin up (you'll hear the sound from the HDD). I changed to a new HDD and it worked perfectly.
    Same if intializing SD takes a long time, it's most likely a bad SD card. This was also the case for me.
     
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