I used to have the same problem. I struggled with it for a few days,but then discovered that I had made a mistake when I created the partition. You MUST be sure the partition is created as a "PRIMARY" partition, not logical partition.
Once I got the partition correct, I could see the same drive data from both the PC and the Wii. When I had the incorrect partition type, the Wii could not see anything on the drive which was installed from the PC, and the Wii couldn't see anything on
the drive which was ripped from a DVD in the Wii.
I also was able to partition my drive to only use a 100GB partition for WBFS and the rest of the disk as an NTFS partition.
NOTE: If you ever get a message that the WBFS Manager cannot detect the drive, try the following:
- close and re-open WBFS Manager
- disconnect and reconnect the drive, then re-start WBFS Manager
Sometimes I did get the message that the drive was busy or couldn't be seen, when it should have been seen. If the partition is correctly done, then WBFS Manager should be able to eventually see the drive for formatting, or for loading (if it's already
I hope this info helps because I don't have any other suggestion.