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How to format a HD to install games with WINHIIP

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by CCEncoder, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. CCEncoder

    CCEncoder Regular member

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    Recently I received an error while loading hdloader. It said my HD needs to be reformatted, I don't know why I got that message so I just accepted it. After that I went to use winhiip to reinstall the games and winhiip told me there were some errors on the HD but that were fixable. After I hit yes winhiip crashed.

    I would like to know what is the proper way to format a HD to install my games again I dont' remember how I did it the first time
     
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    your hdd may be a dud. try formatting it to a normal hdd with diskmgmt.msc. if it works, reformat in winhiip and see if it crashes.
     
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    That's my question is how to format the HD under what options? 28bit 48bit toxic os... I need to be refer to a guide I think.
     
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    Well, we're both suggesting you let windows reformat the drive first. Follow the guide I posted. Then, if your drive is above 128 GB, Winhiip should suggest the 48-bit. Other than that, try to full format in Winhiip once windows finishes formatting it. If it still doesn't work, you may want to get a drive testing utility to see if there is hardware damage of any kind.
     
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    I formatted the HD to ntfs then went to format the HD with winhiip in quick mode using the application 28bit and it works just fine now but I would like to know what are the other applications for is it more compatibility, speed?
     
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    48bit is to break the 128gb barrier. toxicOS is unknown to me.
     
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    my HD is 80GB I suppost 28bit is the way to go for me.
    Anybody knows what Toxic is for?
     
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    yeah - HDloader access for the Toxic modchip

    You should be all set. Enjoy HDLoader again.
     
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