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i loaded a few images with winhip and then i see image #6 & 7 were fine beofre and now it says "bad.hdrid" and now the name a boot file are in weird charaters that i cant read ?
i did a search and nothing ,
any ideas ?
I've never had any corruption resulting from my own use of WinHiip through my USB adaptor, but it is possible for this to happen if you use it incorrectly. Since WinHiip transfers huge amounts of data through the USB interface for game installs, it will always max out the USB cache buffer usage, and then it is imperative to use the 'safe removal' procedure each and every time you want to disconnect the USB device (or turn off the PC with the device attached). If you miss doing that, then some of the data intended for the PS2 HDD may still just reside in the USB cache buffers, and disconnecting or turning the PC off at that time will then result in corruption of the PS2 HDD.
Originally Posted by revized
It's hard to be sure of course, but that sort of thing could explain the corruption you got.
As for fixing it, here is what I would do:
1: Connect the drive to the PC through your USB adaptor and start WinHiip as usual
2: In WinHiip, click the 'Utilities' button and choose 'Scan / Repair PS2 Drive' and select the drive this should use
3: When the scan has completed, the 'Repair' button below the scan display should become enabled, so click it.
4: After preparing the 'Repair' changes the program will enable the 'Save' button next to the 'Repair' button, so now click 'Save'
5: WinHiip will then write the repaired sectors back to the HDD and close the scan window
6: In the main window of WinHiip click 'Select Drive' and select your drive to inspect its game list
7: If the game that was damaged earlier is still in the list at all, with normal or weird name, then remove that game (click select box at the left, then 'Remove Image(s)' button)
8: If the game was present (thus removed) in step 7, repeat steps 2-5 above to remove any remaining corrupt traces of that game
NB: In step 7 above it is important to remove the game, even if it looks normal, which might make you think that the game was fully repaired. But WinHiip can only repair the disk structure to make the partitions valid. It can not ensure that the sectors also contain the correct game data, which will probably not be the case if the damage occurred by premature disconnect/power-off with some write data still in cache, in some earlier session. So even if it looks right, the game being installed in that previous session must be removed, to get rid of all corruption.
I hope this cure works for you.
Best regards: dlanor
you were right! it wa because i removed the usb with using the "remove hardware safe sign that poped up in front of my very own eyes, what a lamer , were the hdd is ok i just had to reinstall the images again, i wont just unplug a usb hhd the wrong way ever again!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
i have another question although i will make a new thread for it since i have asked too many question in this one already