vWii kills Flash Drive?

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  1. Rudy Tabootie
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    Hi, I recently had an incident with my Wii U killing 2 of my flash drive: One is a Sandisk 32 GB Cruzer Glide, and the other a Sandisk 16 GB Cruzer Blade. I used the 16 GB one as a backup as randomly one day, my vWii decided to not load backups. I use WiiFlow Mastermod as my loader, as I can't get USB Loader GX or CFG to load. I also use Nintendont for GameCube games, and depending on which port the drive is plugged into, is what I am playing that time (Judging if the system is horizontal, and the Wii U logo is upright, The top port I use for Wii backups and the bottom port is for GameCube backups/Nintendont.) So I plug it in to my computer, and just shows a D: drive, and when I try to open it, it gives me a error. So I try to format it then, error formatting! After that, I figure that "Eh. It's old, probably dead", and I dig out my 16 GB drive which I have had since SEPTEMBER of this year and barely touched it at all, and put Brawl and Kirby Air Ride on there. For the time being, had trouble running Brawl, went to the flash drive compatibiltiy chart, found out that I had to format to NTFS, and I really did not want to go through the trouble of reformatting just to play Brawl (and not to mention, Nintendont is Fat32 only), I decide to play Kirby Air Ride instead, when I boot up Nintendont, go to USB, and noticed that it wasn't showing up. "Ah, Crap! Forgot to rename the ISO!" So I take the drive out, and hard shutdown the system, Plug it in to my PC, Same error as before! Formatted, Error. After what happened with the first drive, I basically thought there was some weird error with my system/ports. I come here asking if there is any way to fix this/pet cemetery my flash drives, since I may need them for school, etc.
     


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    These are both great tools and I would also recommend them to OP
     
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    This is what is showing up. The flash drive (right now, this is the 32 GB one) is not appearing on the program wiiNinja recommended to me. Do you have EXACT details on what to do?
     
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    Have you tried Windows' built in disk management? If you want to see if that will do anything then fire up a command prompt or press the Windows key+R on your keyboard to get the run dialogue. Type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. I think you will probably need to do this as admin. A couple ways to do this if you aren't already running as admin. Easiest way is to press Start button and search for cmd, when it shows up right click and select run as administrator then launch diskmgmt.msc

    Good luck. If all fails I would highly recommend using a Linux live session and using gparted.

    I'm a little tired but I suppose it might be easier to just search for diskmgmt.msc, right click it, and select run administrator
     
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    Nintendont and two hard drives don't get along, it's a known flaw.


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    @kidasquid Wasn't using them at the same time. The 16 GB one was basically a Plan B after the 32 GB failed.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Also reporting back to @dojafoja, Disk management did nothing for me either,even as administrator
     
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    are you certain they were genuine USB drives? had you previously filled them up to capacity as the amount of people who say "damn this killed my drive" only for me to check and find it was a fake all along is quite crazy, I'm surprised there hasn't been more of an attempt by manufacturers to raise awareness of fakes as in my experience only people who are really I to computers etc are even aware fakes exist and even from those who are aware most people seem to think "we'll it shows up as 32gb free" means it's real.......from how they both failed after copying large files to them I would be very suspicious as to wheter they were just dud fake's that will usually break as soon as you hit the real capacity limit
     
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    I mean if I bought them at Walmart, and they were behind a case and had to get an employee to unlock the case, I'm pretty darn sure they're legit, lol
     
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    I think a last ditch effort using gparted is in store. If that doesn't fix it then I would honestly say it's probably toast. Gparted has literally never let me down. Even in situations where disk management wouldn't work. Its my go to partition editor. There are others as well but I think overall gparted is superior and easy to use. Its pretty surprising that Easeus didn't work, that worries me a little. If you don't at least try gparted then I'd say you didn't try everything you could :P
     
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    The only problem is that Gparted is Linux, correct? And if that is the case, I'm running Windows 10 and I don't have any form of Linux.
     
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    sorry my psychic abilities are on the fritz today, but if you bought it in September from a proper store then you should have a warranty for that one at least assuming you have a receipt or bank statement proving when you bought it
    wellllll if you have a USB drive :creep:

    but you could probably run a virtual machine to run gparted on them
     
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    u might have to go into dos and clean the drive. I had to do that when my original redNAND got messed up. the unallocated memory (redNAND) would not be detected otherwise.
     
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    Yeah, that receipt is loooooooong gone. I kinda did buy the 16 GB one along with school supplies, so not really THAT big of a deal with the 16 GB one.
     
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    I recommend a linux live cd. If you have a blank CD and a burner that is. I pretty sure they even have a gparted live session you can burn to a cd. Then boot from that cd.
    Again I'm assuming you have a burner and a blank CD.
     
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    ^This. There is in fact a live CD version of GParted that works fine in most cases so that that would be OPs best option for using Gparted.
     
  18. Rudy Tabootie
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    I honestly don't know jack about Linux so I have no idea on what the heck I am even doing anyway lol. Found a 4GB flash drive that I'm gonna test with my vWii, with just like 2 small file size games (Wii Play for testing Wii stuff, and good ol' Kirby Air Ride for GameCube testing). Wish me luck and hope my vWii doesn't kill it! Also, random RANDOM question, does anybody know what the duration I have to return something back to Walmart in case it breaks (You know, when I buy another drive?)
     
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    Sandisk is a popular brand and maybe at one point they produced quality flash media, but I've never had any success with the brand. All Sandisks I bought died on me. All bought genuine and reputable sellers (Best Buy).
     
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    The Sandisk drives, like I mentioned before, were purchased at a Walmart, and if I recall correctly, that seems to be the only brand they have in their stores.