USB Vista problem -.-

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  1. zeldafn333
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    I've been using my toshiba 320gig HDD fine on the wii. I formatted it using the USB loader, installed all my games, and have been doing fine with it.

    Now I have an ISO on my computer. I've been trying to use many GUIs and tools to be able to read the partition that is WBFS on the HDD. Everyone I have tried so far can not read the partition. Do I have to reformat, or am I missing some technique or something.
     
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    I have to say, that I had problems with the recognition of my hd on my vista-pc and I thought I was making something wrong. I tried several wbfs-programs but all with the same result. Then I used my xp-pc and everything worked right away! I heard, that other people experienced the same thing vise versa and I still don`t know what is causing this problem...
     
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    I'm having the same problem, Vista thinks the partition is unallocated, and when I format with Vista, the Wii doesn't recognize it. XP doesn't work either BTW.
     
  4. zeldafn333
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    Using Alex's GUI, It tells me that it is unreadable and shouldn't be opened at the time.
    I used the wii to format it and not the program if that has anything to do with it
     
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    Does the hdd show up with a drive letter in "computer"?
    If not then you need to get the computer to recognize your drive.
    (There are directions for this in other threads. I don't remember how.)
    If it does show up you are probably having issues with UAC.
    Have you tried running as administrator?
     
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    Vista sees my drive just fine even assigns its a drive letter even though you cant acess the drive through windows because if i click on the drive it will ask me to format it everytime.

    Im using wbfs manager 2.2.1
     
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    In my case, Vista doesn't assign the partition a drive letter, though it does recognize the other partition.
    With XP formatting works fine, but when I add games they don't show up at the USB Loader.
    @icpmattj: While installing WBFS Manager, my anti-virus reports me that a virus is being installed!
     
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    i use vista myself, at first i was having problems in Vista with all the GUI's, But i started running the GUI's as Admin and never had a problem since
     
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    What antivirus is reporting it as a virus?
     
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    Don't have an exteranl drive myself, but maybe some of you peeps should try this.

    I did sometimes have problems with some application on Vista, but now I've set everything to run as Admin, and I never seem to get a problem. Can others confirm running as Admin fixes the problem.
     
  11. NeoNight

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    Disable UAC - user account control.

    go into Control panel ---> User Accounts (might have to go into it twice by click user accounts again) ---- > Turn off User account control

    also you might want to get EASEUS Partition Master 3.5 Unlimited Edition to help you manage the drive.
     
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    Running as Admin doesn't work for me since the partition doesn't get a drive letter and when I format it with my PC, the Wii doesn't recognize it.
     
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    How are you formatting it on your pc? fat32 ?

    Try doing it fat32 through windows.
    then use a GUI to format it to wbfs then see if the wii finds it.
    or format it to fat32 and then take it directly to the wii.( I know you said wii doesnt see it this way though)


    It could be that its not compatiable with the usb loader thats why the wii wont see it.
     
  14. zeldafn333
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    Running as Admin worked -.-
    Thanks
     
  15. Slimmmmmm

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    Thanks for confirming [​IMG]

    So it seems as long as your HDD is compatible, disable UAC and run as Admin and all is good [​IMG]