WBFS drive not being detected on PC

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by petrieslastword, Dec 31, 2014.

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    As per the topic, I have a WBFS drive that used to be hooked up to my Wii, though I haven't used it in quite some time. Now when I connect the drive to my PC, even through diskpart or device manager, the drive seems to go undetected. I can't find it via WiiBackupManager either. I'm hoping there might be another solution and that the drive isn't kaput, as I can still hear it spinning and it lights up, so it doesn't appear dead. Any help or advice offered would be very welcome, as I would really like top get this going now that my Wii part has the necessary installs done to run some backups.

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    This doesn't seem to help because the drive itself isn't being detected.
     
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    I understand that. This program isn't seeing the drive either.
     
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    if Windows doesn't see the partition, it's a thing.
    not seeing the drive is another one.
    A partition (formated or unformatted, using a known format or not) can be assigned a letter in Windows or be hidden (no letter assigned to it).

    For users who don't know how to setup a letter to a partition :
    Go to HDD Manager :
    - start menu > run > compmgmt.msc
    - drive manager
    - see if your drive is detected
    - right click on the partition -> assign letter


    But you said it's not detected in the device manager, so you probably have a hardware issue.
    Either the drive itself (does it work on Wii/WiiU/Other computer?)
    either the computer's port : try another USB port, try to connect it internally (ide/ata/sata) etc.
     
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    I'll give it a try with my WiiU tonight, and if that doesn't work, I guess I'll disassemble.

    Might be time to replace it though I suppose.