Wii U frozen on Mocha CFW screen, what to do?

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  1. CatmanFan
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    So I tried installing some games on my Mocha CFW RedNAND, and when I opened Mocha CFW it just stayed on the splash screen. My best guess is that it's reinstalling the RedNAND. Also, before anyone says that I don't have a RedNAND, I actually did install RedNAND back when it came out, but then I had a problem with my SD card and I let Windows scan my SD card for errors.

    Anyone help please? I really don't want to brick my Wii U :(
     


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    Don't worry about your system being bricked. Worse case scenario your Rednand is corrupted, but your Sysnand should be ok.
     
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    What should I do right now? Should I power off my Wii U? Is there any way to uninstall my RedNAND in the SD card?
     
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    Yeah power down is the only option here, then if you want you can try to boot up Rednand again to see what will happen. Gonna need confirmiation on this one, but i'm pretty sure re formating the SD would get rid of Rednand without any issues, other than loosing everything you had in said Rednand.

    Edit. To uninstall Rednand you need to delete the rednand partition from your SD and then reformat it.
     
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    OK, my Wii U survived, but I don't think formatting the SD card is going to get rid of the RedNAND. Most of my games are on my USB though, except for out-of-region games like MSX.
     
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    I checked another thread and you need to delete the partition where rednand is installed on the SD. Also you can boot Mocha, press the B button so the options menu shows up and you can toggle Rednand off from there.
     
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    I turned off RedNAND, now I'm using sigpatched SysNAND. How do I delete the RedNAND partition?
     
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    Good job, you got rid of literal Wii U cancer. Anyways, format your SDCard, backup every content of it before you do it.
     
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    Even though I formatted it now (yes, I did backup everything), it's still saying 29 GB. Is the RedNAND partition even formattable/removable in the first place?
     
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    Use guiformat.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I just used guiformat to format the SD card in the first place.
     
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    You will never get perfect 32GB with SDCards. There always will be 2GB taken away from it, or even more.
     
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    I know. I'm talking about the fact that the RedNAND partition is still there. I attached an image to this post so you can see it for yourself.
    Proof
     
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    Shouldn't NAND extractor have option to delete redNAND?
     
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    I've checked and no. Probably another program or something, but I'm not going to buy another SD card am I?
     
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    Looks normal to me.
     
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    So should I reinstall RedNAND (which takes 2 hours to install BTW) or just use sigpatched SysNAND (despite that having a higher risk of brick)?
    (either way I'm just gonna have to reinstall all my USB games since they have been installed from RedNAND and basically don't have faketickets for RedNAND anymore)
     
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    Run CMD as admin. Enter this command. "diskpart" Without the quotes. Then enter "list disk" You'll see several disks depending on the number of HDDs/SSDs and a disk with the size of your SD card. With numbers next to each disk type in"select disk" and the number of your SD card. then type "clean". You SD card is now completely wiped. Go into disk managent which you already found. and create a new disk for the SD. Be VERY careful while doing this as i don't want to be responsible for lost data for your PC.
     
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