Wii USB hdd will not initalize

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by WiiFool, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. WiiFool
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    Can anyone help please

    Followed ModMii guide and Wii seems OK
    Connected Verbatim 320gb 2.5hdd & tried lots of different loaders, not will initalize
    Tried different patches after searching on google... I'm coming up blank
    Also tried other hdd, still no look
     
  2. FIX94

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    ???
    And you also use usb port 0?
     
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    You correctly connected to the bottom USB port?

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    beaten by Fix94! :ph34r:
     
  4. WiiFool
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    Yep, been connecting to the port nearest the edge, but in desperession tried the other port as well
     
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    More information is needed...

    You say you connected a "Verbatim 320gb 2.5hdd", but how?
    Is it a native external 2.5" hdd, a drive that you put into an external enclosure, or are you using a IDE/SATA to USB cord to connect it?
    (Some external drives/enclosures require a USB "Y" splitter cable that uses 2 USB ports to supply the needed additional power)
    Also, what type of partition are you trying to use (NTFS, FAT32, WBFS)? Is it the Primary & Active partition?
     
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    funny, i bought this one yesterday and here the same. USBloader just returns to de wii menu. But with UNEEK+ DI I dont have any problems

    infortmation:
    Formatted as fat32 with a wbfs folder on it
     
  7. WiiFool
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    It's a portable external hardrive, connected with a usb cable from the enclosure to the Wii - port 0
    Formatted as Fat32 with a folder named 'wbfs', have also tried a sandisk cruzer 16gb flash usb drive formatted in fat32 - didn't work so formatted to ntfs - still no joy
    Both drives are primary & active partitions, not tried wbfs format yet, is it worth having a go?

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    If I can't sort why I can't mount the usb drive, then will go through UNEEK+ DI.... cheers mate
     
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    I don't remember if the FAT32 cluster size matters anymore, but I know it did in the past (Maybe something to look into, I believe 64kb was the standard).
    I recently switched from my drive from 2 partitions (FAT32 for NAND Emulation / WBFS for Wii) to just using FAT32... this is much easier to manage now.
    I don't know how your drive was formatted, but I'd suggest downloading the "Wii Backup Manager" software (http://www.wiibackupmanager.tk/WiiBackupManager_Build78.html) and having that format your drive to FAT32. After it is formatted, you need to go to Disk Management in windows (Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc) and right click the drive and set as Active.

    Add your games and test again.
    I would also suggest trying WiiFlow for your USB Loader, if you are not already
     
  9. FIX94

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    ???
    AFAIK for most applications 32kb is best cluster size.
     
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    Doh! 32k is what I ment... you are right. :-)
     
  11. WiiFool
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    Formatted the drive with Wii Backup manager into FAT32, partition set as primary - active. Added a game with the same program
    Plugged into port 0, before I turned on the Wii, tried to unplug & plug back in again when it was running
    Tried other loaders on Wii again, still nothing so tried WiiFlow, still does'nt see the drive?
    What else can I try??
     
  12. FIX94

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    Then test cfg-loader and usb loader gx.
     
  13. WiiFool
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    Tried cfg-loader, usb loader gx. WiiFlow, Neogamma, Post loader.
    None can find hdd??
    Can use loaders on hdd, homebrew sees them & can use them, but then can't mount hdd
    Have also used the media prog (can't remember name) can play films through the Wii
    HELP.... I've hardly any hair left to pull out
     
  14. bm123456

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    Sound like a problem i had before ,, Can u try an old sd card or micro sd with adapter , and place ur apps on there with your cfg folders , the games will usually load from the hdd but not from hdd in some cases.
     
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    Try placing a homebrew in usb:/apps/folder you want/boot.dol
    See if HBC 1.0.7+ (based on IOS58) can see it by selecting USB as input device in HBC options.


    It looks like since I found a Wii incompatible with cIOS (ehci_module) I think everyone has the same problem :O
    It might be more spread than we think.

    Only cIOS d2x base 58 (usb_module) worked with USBloaders.

    If it works fine with HBC, please run this homebrew.
    Check the log on your SD card. If it says USB status 0x3002 then your Wii can only use cIOS with base58.
    Not all games are working with a base58, you'll have to test and find yourself.

    Maybe they are from a different maker, pid/piv, needs a different drivers, etc.