Wii USB Problem

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Dec 4, 2011

Wii USB Problem by Tetsuo Shima at 12:13 PM (3,969 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. Tetsuo Shima
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    Hi, I have a problem with my Hard Drive on usb port 0 (the bottom one, used by usb loaders). It's a WD Elements 640Gb with 3 partitions, one WBFS for games, one Fat32 for Homebrew apps, and one NTFS for pc data. My problem is that the HBC (v 1.08 on IOS 58) doesn't see my HD anymore on port 0, while on port 1 it works perfectly and with full usb 2.0 speed. Replugging the device in HBC sometimes make the partition visible again, but I noticed that when it happens the transfer speed is Usb 1.1, the apps tend to freeze frequently and sometimes I hear a strange buzzing sound coming from the HD.
    I really don't know what happened, I modded my Wii a long time ago and everything used to work perfectly, I did not made any other modifications that may have damaged something. I've checked the HD for bad sectors but it's ok, and If I run the Usb loader (i use Wiiflow) from the SD I can play games from the WBFS partition with no problems, so I don't think it's a HD issue.
    I tried to use modmii wizard to reinstall all IOSes for 4.1E, followed by hackmii to reinstall HBC, but the problem is still present.
    Here is my syscheck:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Please help! :cry:
     


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    my guess would be that the port is busted
    afaik under hbc both ports are equal

    try another hdd with hbc
    or wii usb gadget (wii speak, rockband, other singing) with the respective game

    if it is busted you could use the other port for usb loading
    there are a number of people with busted ports who do this
    search the forum

    btw is this one of those usb powered hdds?
    or did you (very) frequently pluged unpluged the port?
     
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    Thanks for your help
    With busted you mean broken? I haven't any wii usb gadget to make some test, but I don't think that my port 0 is broken, because it can read usb loader backups from HD without troubles
    It is just the HBC that often fails to recognize my HD in that port, and when it succeeds, it has half the speed than port 1
    The HD has an external power source, I disconnect it from time to time to add some new game to the wbfs partition, but not frequently
     
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    yes I meant broken

    you are right working usb-loading makes this unlikely but there is no reason not to check for it
    the different usb stacks of 58 and cios could react differently to small irregularities
    I would at least try a different cable if you have one (try eg printers)

    if you did not do so already you could try using modmii to reinstall ios 58 to make sure its clean
    (I don't know if modmii does that by default)
    all the ios other then the one its running on do not matter to hbc
     
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    I will try with my printer's cable (as soon as I manage to take it off that damned spiral cable wrap :wacko: )
    could it help to try a fat32 usb stick wtih some HBC apps inside?
     
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    another strange thing: hbc channel says it's running on IOS58 v.24.32, but I installed with mmm IOS58 v.6176 (no patches). why?
    Tried with different cable, it's the same.
     
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    yes try the stick

    the version number is aparently interpreted differently by the two see http://wiibrew.org/wiki/IOS_History
     
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    with the stick is even worse, not seen by both ports
     
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    hmm... any possible conflict between IOS 202 and IOS58? Can I try to delete that old USB 2.0 IOS leaving IOS58?
     
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    No, there is no way that they would conflict. Try doing a hard shutdown (holding POWER), then check the HBC to see if port 0 is working.

    I don't understand why you don't just use one big FAT32 partition instead of three.
     
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    no changes after hard shutdown. when it works the hd is much slower than in port1

    Do you think that would solve the problem? Because I made those partitions for other purposes and everything has always worked flawlessly
     
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    I can't say. I know that my HDD was detected more often in the HBC when I switched from FAT32/NTFS to just FAT32.
     
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    That sounds like cargo cult maintanance to me, but on the other hand I'm out of better ideas (besides switching to using the other port)
     
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    Wouldn't it make more sense to make one partition that's just FAT32? It's the most compatible and reads/writes .wbfs, emulators and ROM files just fine.
     
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    HBC tend to prefer FAT partitions and older/generic usb microcontrollers (ie, IDE adapters). Unlike newer microcontroller chipsets
     
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    If by FAT you mean FAT16, that's not an option since his HDD is 640GB. He could only fit a handful of games on it anyway.
     
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    FAT is the name of the family of filesystems consisting of FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
     
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    I know that, but people usually mean FAT16 when they say FAT. I think even Windows says that now.
     
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    Yeah I need that HD to store some big files, that's what the NTFS partition is for. To use the whole disk only for wii apps/game backups would be a waste of space.
    The best option for me is to leave it as is and use it on the wii just for usbloaders in port0 (since there are no problems) using the SD card for HBC apps, not a big deal, even though I would really like to know what happened :mellow:
    The only downside is that wiimc will have speed and detection problems with my HD (where I store most of my media files :( )
     
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    After reading twice I thought you were joking. :unsure:
     

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