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USB Loader GX can't find my HD!! Please Help!

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#1
Hi All,
Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, or has been answered before, but I canít find an answer that fixes my problem.

I am new to Softmoding a Wii (or any sort of console moding). I have a Wii with 4.0e on it, and have gone through this guide new and improved wii softmod guide ! (great guide and worked perfectly) to install Homebrew, and then I have gone through this guide guide: usb loader gx to install USB Loader GX, and the application opens but canít find the hard drive (tried both USBís). Iím using a Lacie 160gb Mobile Disk, which according to this (USB Devices Compatibility List) should work, but isnít. I have installed WBFS Manager 3.0.1 and formatted the drive to WBFS, but no love.

When I plug the HD into the Wii the blue led on the HD comes on for a while (around 30 secs I guess), and then goes off, so to me that says that it is not on, so Iím guessing that is the problem, but I have no idea how to fix it. Does anyone have any idea of what is wrong and how to fix it?



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#2
the wii can be picky in detecting drives. before plugging the drive in, turn off the wii. then plug it in the left side (bottom if flat). then turn on the wii. i've always done this on my custom external, and it always works.

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#3
Originally posted by cee43ja1:
the wii can be picky in detecting drives. before plugging the drive in, turn off the wii. then plug it in the left side (bottom if flat). then turn on the wii. i've always done this on my custom external, and it always works.
I think I tried that, but it didn't fix it, but I'll give it a go to make sure.
Thanks

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#4
Try this.

Make sure your Wii is OFF not on standby The light on the front should to be red. Hold the power button until its its red.
#5
Originally posted by Chaos17:
Try this.

Make sure your Wii is OFF not on standby The light on the front should to be red. Hold the power button until its its red.

Tried that but still no joy. I some new info though. It is when i load USB Loader GX that the light on my HD turns off.

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#6
Do you have at least cIOS36rev9 or above? And the latest revision of USB Loader GX?
#7
Originally posted by AMatthews:
Do you have at least cIOS36rev9 or above? And the latest revision of USB Loader GX?
I think I do, how to i check what cIOS i have. I know i have the lastest USB Loader GX.

Been trying to work it out, but no go so far. I have found some new things though. The hard drive light stays on until I open USB Loader GX or the Homebrew channel, then it goes off.

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#8
For the most part you just remember which cIOS you have but they install over each other easily. So just google cIOS38rev13 and install that. I would give you a link but I'm typing this from Wii. So its point click point click...
#9
Installed that but still no go. I think had installed that already, so no change.

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#10
Have you tried formatting the drive with the Wii (USB Loader) instead of with WBFS? You've tried both USB slots? You don't have like a GB flash drive you could try?
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#11
I'm sorry I just read where you tried both USBs
#12
have you tried using different USB cable? can you put regular files on the HDD when in FAT32 using your computer?
#13
SUCCSESS!!! It was the hard drive, got a different one to work. Thansk for the help.

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#14
Smilesy, can you share which Hard Drive worked. I've been going crazy all weekend myself with the exact same problem. I have a external Maxtor 250GB one touch which doesn't seem to work. I'm thinking about buying a WD Passport just for this.
#15
Hey mate,
I'll try and remember after work tonight. The one i have is a very cheap enclosure i got a couple of years ago, so probably not so much of a help. It has a 80gb wd hard drive in it.

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#16
i got a new wd 160gb hard drive but ti doesn't work an error comes come ( saying cannot find a disk pelase attcking and some iso 222 and 246 comes one plz someone help
#17
Originally posted by rog2e:
Smilesy, can you share which Hard Drive worked. I've been going crazy all weekend myself with the exact same problem. I have a external Maxtor 250GB one touch which doesn't seem to work. I'm thinking about buying a WD Passport just for this.

The one i have is called a "Zazz" hard drive enclosure. I've never heard of them before this one.

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#18
I could't get my wd 160gb to work, the other one i have works perfectly, so i don't think the WD one is compatable. So only advice i have is try another one

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#19
I had a simular problem where if i had left my HD turned on before i loaded usb loader. I just loaded the wii and before i started usb loader i plugged in the HD and then loaded usb loader, its worked everytime.
#20
I have the same problem. I have a WD 120gb external hard drive, and the latest usb loader GX and the newest files. Pretty much NOTHING should go wrong. So I get my hard drive to work the first time, no problem. After I was done playing one of my backups, I exit via the home button to the wii menu. When I decided to go back into usb loader, it cannot find the hard drive. I've tried turning off the wii completly, waiting for the HBC to come up to turn on my hard drive, different slots, everything. Nothing.

So I gave up. Then the next morning I try again and it WORKS. WTF. So I play one of my backups and then once again exit via home button and go back to usb loader and the same thing happens again. WTF again!
#21
im having the same issue and cant fix. i got a western digital 250gb external passport harddriven and its compatible but i cant get the wii to notice it. i have a black wii. not sure if thats the issue

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#22
I have the same drive (500gb) it runs fine on dx2v7 base 56, if it is seen by the wii depends on what cios you are using and what base.

You need to say what cios's you have!

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#23
Originally posted by rog2e:
Smilesy, can you share which Hard Drive worked. I've been going crazy all weekend myself with the exact same problem. I have a external Maxtor 250GB one touch which doesn't seem to work. I'm thinking about buying a WD Passport just for this.
wd's all seem to work i've got three seagate 80gb they load the games on wbfs but the wii says NO!!! gutted lol
#24
Originally posted by rog2e:
Smilesy, can you share which Hard Drive worked. I've been going crazy all weekend myself with the exact same problem. I have a external Maxtor 250GB one touch which doesn't seem to work. I'm thinking about buying a WD Passport just for this.
wd's all seem to work i've got three seagate 80gb they load the games on wbfs but the wii says NO!!! gutted lol
#25
I use Seagate and it is fine, compatibility is mainly in the cios / base

If you have an issue but do not have at least d2x v7 final base 56 - then update your wii's cios, run it from the above cios (usually 249) and see if it works.

Also try 222 hermes v5 (or 5.1 - or 5.1r) base 38 and try and run it from this cios

The loader can have small influences so try both gx and cfg.

Always check if your drive has a sleep function, if it does disable it (usually software from the drive manufacturer)

If in doubt check the wii usb compatibility list - there are several on the web

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