1. CLN300ZX

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    I had a few thumb/pen drives that would not work with my Wii using USB Loader GX, but on the compatibility chart it said it was compatible. This is what I did to get them to work with Wii Loaders.

    To use DISKPART a Windows Command Prompt--

    - Go to START
    - Go to RUN
    - Type DISKPART (Wait for it to load... takes several/dozen seconds)
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type list volume (locate your thumb/pen drive be careful to not select your main HDD or something else)
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type select volume x (where X = the number of the volume listed EXAMPLE : select volume 7)
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type clean
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type create partition primary
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type format fs=fat32 unit=32k quick (type quick unless you don't mind waiting a hour)
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type list partition
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type select partition x (where X = the partition you've just created EXAMPLE : select partition 1
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type set id=0c
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type active
    - Hit ENTER
    - Type exit
    - Hit ENTER

    It's ready.
     
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  2. Lostbhoy

    Lostbhoy HEY YOU GUYS!
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    Or you can just format with right click!

    Generally not recommended to use thumb drives in the first place as they can cause issues with nintendont and are easily corruptible. Just get a hdd, they dont cost that much anymore!
     
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  3. Crazynoob458

    Crazynoob458 Idiot wii and ds hacker
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    you dont have to go to the start menu just press win and r
    also try to avoid diskpart unless your going to use the clean command
    why not rightclick your drive and press format?
    or windows partition thingy
    or linux gparted
     
  4. CLN300ZX

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    Because I was unable to format a pendrive to work with the Wii. I had to set id =0c for it to work.
     
  5. AnotherMuggle

    AnotherMuggle GBAtemp Regular
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    DISKPART clean is necessary when you want to remove all partition and formatting information from a disk... it basically leaves you with a disk that has no structure at all. Personally I used DISKPART clean to clear the parition table but I then use Disk Manager (Right click Start button then click Disk Management) to write a new parition table and create a new simple volume on the drive.


    Right click format does not achieve the same thing as DISKPART clean. You are formatting only the parition visible to Windows. There can be other partitions, unused space, a MBR and various flags that would all remain intact after the format and sometimes you want/need to "clean" all that and start fresh :)
     
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