Wii Games on USB HDD keep getting corrupt

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by georon, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. georon
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    I have a strange problem with some of my wii games.

    The backups on my USB HDD keep getting corrupt and my wii will not play them anymore.
    When I replace the backup game from the original, I'm able to play the games several times, until they get corrupted again.

    I've tried WBFS filesystem, FAT and now on NTFS, but there is no difference.
    The games in question are Mario Kart, Mario Party 8 and Far Cry.

    No other games have shown the errors so far.

    I've also tried different usb loaders, but the results are the same.

    Anyone got any idea what is going wrong?

    BTW. When the game is corrupted my usbloader reacts in the following way:
    Configurable USB loader gives the malloc fst error when showing the properties of the game and my wii hangs,
    USBLoader GX hangs when showing the cover
    NeoGamma just reboots after a white text error in black background

    I thought it was a faulty harddisk at first, but the error returns only for these few games...
     
  2. mousex

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    Maybe your hard disk is damaged in the areas where these games lie?
     
  3. georon
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    georon Newbie

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    Maybe, but I've also tried rearranging the empty bloks with the backup manager and then reinstalling the game on the hdd.
    Even after installing other games first and then the faulty games.

    Effects are the same. I can play them several times, even online (Mario Kart) and then the game(s) cease to function.

    At this time, apart from the remote chance of a faulty drive, I've got no clue.
     
  4. PsyBlade

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    try checking the drive for errors
    if u got linux try badblocks (RTFM !)
    windows tools might be found with google
     
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    maybe update GX? what rev are you using?

    are they installed from Wii or from PC?
     
  6. georon
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    georon Newbie

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    I've checked the drive for any error... (U must love Hiren's)
    And the results are fine!

    I've tried making backup from original disc from within the bootloader
    And I've tried downloading the game and placing that iso on the disc using windows.

    Hence, I can't find my issue..

    The version of GX is r907 which was the latest a few days ago.
    But I've ruled out the bootloader as error-creator since it doesn't matter which loader I'm using to recreate the problem...
     
  7. marleymoo

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    I had the same problem last week end with super paper mario using gx 899, as soon i clicked on the game everything froze,after some head scratching i deleted the game and reinstalled it using disk and it now works ok, if it happens again think i will swap the hard drive.
     
  8. cobleman

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    If you keep having problems with it use this http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm CFGloader has the link on there 1st page great little tool for formating to fat 32 "DO NOT USE QUICK FORMAT" it takes ages but its like doing a low level format and may just save you some head aches my drive had errors and i used this on it that was over a month ago now havent had a problem since well worth a try
     
  9. georon
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    georon Newbie

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    This seems to have done the trick!
    I'll keep you posted!