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  1. The T

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    This is my first time trying to set up Backups, and it's been a total nightmare.

    I have grabbed USB Loader GX from it's thread here; updated it in the app itself.

    I've used Wii Backup Manager to format the drive (FAT32, 32K) and move the WBFS files onto the USB drive.

    And when launching it, after it does the initial setup (or any time I go and select what types of files to show), I get the error message "USB Device not initialized. Switching to channel list mode."

    Going into the settings and choosing the top option of the 3rd menu item (sorry, it's not in front of me) does not let me initialize it; clicking it has no effect at all.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
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    Make sure you are plugging it into the USB port closest to the edge of the Wii. I don't know what kind of drive you are using, but it may need more power than the wii provides. If you have one of those cables that plug in to two usb ports you could try that (make sure the main plug goes into the edge usb port). It may also just an incompatible drive, see if it works with a different drive (even a thumb drive or something would work, just to test it).
     
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    Yeah, it's in the right spot; when it isn't in the right spot, it hangs on a timer (until I press B) during the black loading screen.

    It's an 8 GB flash drive; Are flash drives an issue, or should they work fine?

    I guess if there are no other options, I will grab another flash drive when I can and try it.
     
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    I get this error on occassion. Unplugging the drive, and reconnecting it. Often times resetting the Wii, also helps to eventually help clear the error.
     
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    Most flash drives should work fine, the odd ones do have issues though. I know one of the older off-brand flash drives that I have doesn't work right in my wii. Might be worth it to try a different flash drive if you have any laying around.
     
  6. Nitsud

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    Was there any solution found for this?

    Currently suffering the same issue with the "USB Device not initialised. Switching to channel list mode".
    I am very stumped on this issue.




    I mostly followed this video:
    And I use wii backup manager.

    The USB flash drive used is a sandisk 16GB.

    EDIT: I can only load the game when I go to Loader Settings and change the USB port to 1. Though after loading game up, it goes into a black screen of death.
     
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  7. GreyWolf

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    Please post a SysCheck report and what revisions of any loaders you're using. This thread is from March and may not have anything to do with what issues you're having. Flash drives are notoriously flaky on Wiis so a HDD may solve your problems.

    One thing I can see is that the tutorial video recomends WBFS Manager and WBFS partitions, both of which are a bad idea. Use Wii Backup Manager and FAT32.
     
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  8. Nitsud

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    Here is my Syscheck:
    SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
    ...runs on vIOS58 (rev 6432).

    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.3U (v609)

    Drive date: 07.12.2012
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: 617189876
    Console Type: vWii
    Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
    Boot2 v0
    Found 49 titles.
    Found 34 IOS on this console. 0 of them are stubs.

    vIOS9 (rev 1290): No Patches
    vIOS12 (rev 782): No Patches
    vIOS13 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS14 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS15 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS17 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS21 (rev 1295): No Patches
    vIOS22 (rev 1550): No Patches
    vIOS28 (rev 2063): No Patches
    vIOS31 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS33 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS34 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS35 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS36 (rev 0): No Patches
    vIOS37 (rev 5919): No Patches
    vIOS38 (rev 4380): No Patches
    vIOS41 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS43 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS45 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS46 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS48 (rev 4380): No Patches
    vIOS53 (rev 5919): No Patches
    vIOS55 (rev 5919): No Patches
    vIOS56 (rev 5918): No Patches
    vIOS57 (rev 6175): No Patches
    vIOS58 (rev 6432): USB 2.0
    vIOS59 (rev 9249): No Patches
    vIOS62 (rev 6942): No Patches
    vIOS80 (rev 7200): No Patches
    vIOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access, USB 2.0
    vIOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access, USB 2.0
    vIOS251[58] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access, USB 2.0
    vIOS512 (rev 7): No Patches
    vIOS513 (rev 1): No Patches
    Report generated on 08/21/2016.


    The USB Loader GX version is 3.0 r1239.
    I've used Wii Backup Manager and FAT32 from other guides prior to the video, so I dont think it was those issues.
    I switched over to a WD Hard Drive but same problem.
     
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  9. GreyWolf

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    The report looks fine.

    WBFS Manager has a habit of corrupting games already on the disc when adding new ones. If you absolutely have to use WBFS as a partition type Wii Backup Manager is safer.

    r1239 is a bit old, it may help to update the loader. The newest one is r1260.
     
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