error occured while formatting?

Jun 4, 2010 at 4:08 AM

I have a 320gb portable toshiba drive, just bought it... vista made me format the second I plug it in my laptop... I try to format after with WBFS, and it pops up "an error occured while attempting to format the drive" I was able to format a 4gb flash stick no problem but the USB loader GX on my homebrew channel will not find that? any help?

Jun 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM
Edited Jun 4, 2010 at 9:11 PM
Few Things here:

1. Format your drive in your USB Loader or with WBFS Manager.
2. Whenever you plug the drive into Vista or 7 (and maybe xp), it will ask you to format it. DO NOT DO IT. This is because it doesn't recognize the WBFS file system. Just click cancel/ignore/exit.
3. Load up WBFS Manager and then load the correct drive letter.
4. From there you should always be able to work with your game backups.
5. Only restating this for importance, whenever you plug it into the computer, click cancel if it asks you to format.

This should help solve your issue.