Similar problem here. Here's a break down of what happened, I use WinXP SP3 by the way. Last night I deleted the partition on my WD 120GB external USB Hard Drive using the Computer Management Tool. I assigned a drive letter to the drive without formatting
it. I went into WBFS 3.0 and formatted the drive in WBFS format. I copied an ISO from my PC to the external drive.
I then went to the Wii and connected the USB Drive, used the USB Loader GX 1.0 and it found the drive no problem. I ran the ISO from the HDD (after patching my USB Loader for the Error 002 fix) and it worked great. I then burned an ISO from my Wii on to
the USB Drive and it ran fine as well. Was getting late so I shut everything down.
Today I wanted to add another ISO to the USB Drive. I plugged it into my PC and got the "sound" that my computer recognized something was plugged in. I went into WBFS and selected the drive and hit Load. I got the error "Error occured while
loading drive. Make sure the drive is not in use or open and that it has been formatted to WBFS format."
If I go to file manager within windows, it recognizes there is a external drive connected, when I right click it and choose properties, it shows it as unformatted and RAW. Although it says 0 bytes free and 0 bytes available. I'm presuming that is normal
as Windows wouldn't know anything about the drive since it is listed as "unformatted".
Since I really didn't have much on it I thought I'd reformat the drive and start over. But WBFS won't let me format it either. If I try I get the error "An error ocurred while attempting to format the drive."
Figuring I'd take it even a step further back, I went back into the Computer Management Tool thinking I'd delete the partition again and start over, but the drive isn't listed in there either.
Any thoughts as to what is wrong? Is it as simple as the drive failing? Don't have another drive lying around that I can try that with though.