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    Can't get USB Loader to work on vWii (on the Wii U) crashes when starting any games

    I'm really hoping someone can help me, I was originally using an injector to play Wii and Gamecube games on my Wii U but i found a large number of Wii games just didn't work. I looked online and apparently the injector just isn't very good (according to the guy who made it) so I've attempted to softmod the vWii and use a USB loader. I've been at it all day and i've hit a wall

    I followed this guide https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-defi...ide.425852/#12

    I got as far installing USB Loader GX and now i'm stuck, i've also tried WiiFlow and CFusb loader and I have the same issue.

    I was originally using a 1TB external hard drive, formatted to FAT32 but everytime I attempted to load a USB loader it would crash the Wii U. I tried a 8GB flash drive and managed to load the USB Loader so I thought i'd try partitioning my HDD, I made 2 500Gb FAT32 drives and that worked but now I couldn't see any games. I loaded one of the games onto the 8GB FAT32 drive and the game was on there but if i pressed play the Wii U would crash again.

    I decided to scrap the HDD which I brought today, i took it back to the store and got a larger USB drive as that seemed to have worked. I set up all the games and they do show on the USB loader but again they crash as soon as I try to open them. Also have a weird issue with USB Loader GX, if i press any menu buttons other than the system menu or a game it freezes. I also couldn't update my game cover art without it freezing
    Please can someone help me, I followed that guide to the letter, but im not an expert on IOS which is probably the issue, i've been googling for hours trying to understand but I just dont get it. Please help

    Here is my Syscheck, I don't know what any of it means but apparently it's a good way to check everything is set up right?

    SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
    ...runs on vIOS58 (rev 6432).

    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.3E (v610)

    Drive date: 06.28.2011
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: 605056473
    Console Type: vWii
    Shop Channel Country: United Kingdom (110)
    Boot2 v0
    Found 69 titles.
    Found 35 IOS on this console. 0 of them are stubs.

    vIOS9 (rev 1290): No Patches
    vIOS12 (rev 782): No Patches
    vIOS13 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS14 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS15 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS17 (rev 1288): No Patches
    vIOS21 (rev 1295): No Patches
    vIOS22 (rev 1550): No Patches
    vIOS28 (rev 2063): No Patches
    vIOS31 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS33 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS34 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS35 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS36 (rev 3864): No Patches
    vIOS37 (rev 5919): No Patches
    vIOS38 (rev 4380): No Patches
    vIOS41 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS43 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS45 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS46 (rev 3863): No Patches
    vIOS48 (rev 4380): No Patches
    vIOS53 (rev 5919): No Patches
    vIOS55 (rev 5919): No Patches
    vIOS56 (rev 5918): No Patches
    vIOS57 (rev 6175): No Patches
    vIOS58 (rev 6432): USB 2.0
    vIOS59 (rev 9249): No Patches
    vIOS62 (rev 6942): No Patches
    vIOS80 (rev 7200): No Patches
    vIOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    vIOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    vIOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    vIOS251[58] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    vIOS512 (rev 7): No Patches
    vIOS513 (rev 1): No Patches
    Report generated on 10/02/2020

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    Is the USB drive plugged into the correct USB port? On the Wii U I think you choose the one farthest from the edge, but I might have that backwards. Also, are you running the apps from an SD card or the hard drive?
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    Hey thank you for the reply!

    I'm using what I believe is port 0, if the Wii U is laying flat it's the top port on the back, I checked USB GX and it said it reading port 0. Also its able to find the games they just crash on start up

    I'm running the apps from an SD and I have the games on a USB drive. I did have a hard drive but for some reason the USB loader wouldn't even open with the HDD plugged in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axel_justice View Post
    did have a hard drive but for some reason the USB loader wouldn't even open with the HDD plugged in
    That's a problem right there. It doesn't seem to be an issue with the apps, but rather your hard drive's compatibility with the Wii U.
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    Any suggestions on a decent HDD to use? So far I've tried a 1TB Toshiba Canvas Basic and 160gb SanDisk blade

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    So I've fixed kind of!

    Thank you all for the help.

    I brought a 1TB WD elements HDD that works but it has an odd quirk, if I plug the HDD in and start USB Loader Gx it freezes on initializing USB. If I start USB loader without it plugged in, wait until I get the 20 second timer to plug a HDD and then insert it, it works perfect but I'm done tinkering now, I'll just live with it!

    Again thank you all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axel_justice View Post
    So I've fixed kind of!

    Thank you all for the help.

    I brought a 1TB WD elements HDD that works but it has an odd quirk, if I plug the HDD in and start USB Loader Gx it freezes on initializing USB. If I start USB loader without it plugged in, wait until I get the 20 second timer to plug a HDD and then insert it, it works perfect but I'm done tinkering now, I'll just live with it!

    Again thank you all!
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I'm glad you've mostly fixed the issue. Back in the days when Wii homebrew was at its height, there were lots of compatibility lists for drives. Sometimes loading with a difference cIOS can help. For example, if you use Configurable USB Loader, you can edit the meta.xml file and add this to the <arguments> area:
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    <arg>ios=249</arg>
    If you want it to load cIOS250 instead, just change the 249 to 250. You could also install a custom IOS into another slot. The hermes 222-224 cIOS's (which can be obtained through ModMii) sometimes had the best compatibility.
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    I remember I had one hard drive that had a weird sleep function that caused that issue with the original Wii. But if I plugged the power into the hard drive right before turning on the Wii it would work fine. For some reason the Wii just wouldn't wake it up, but if it was already awake would read it just fine.


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