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HDs formatted in Hddtool but freeze in hdloader/advance
HDs formatted in Hddtool but freeze in hdloader/advance –
There's already three days i'm fighting in order to use this damned disk on my Ps2.
To begin with there's my spec:
-PS2 Pal V4
-Ethernet only BA (SCPH-10350)
-HDS: -Maxtor 13,6Go (91366U4)
-Maxtor 80Go (D740X-6L)
-Maxtor 200Go (6Y200P0)
-HDloader and Hdadvance in cd burn state
Ok, so there's the problem, true with the three disks (witch are, obviously compatibles with hdloader, according to the official compatibility list). When i insert a disk with data or erased with windows (normal formatting as well as lowlevel format) hdloader ask me to format the drive, but it take forever and i'm forced to halt the process. So i've tried Winhiip to erase, format and install some games (that worked with all disks) but when i boot hdloader, it freeze at splash screen. So i've tried formatting from Hdd tool on the PS2, it worked (i can see the structure) but same problem with hdloader/advance (freeze).
To sum up: I got three known compatible disks, witch are recognized by hhdtool on the ps2 but not by hdloader.
Please show me the light
Why don't you let HDLoader format the drives?
And add your partitions after?
the problem is that hdloader take forever, i stoped the formatting process after an hour (formatting normally is very quick with blank disks (lowlevel format with maxtor tools)
But i doesn't know about partitioning (i haven't make it with hdd tool, but winhiip seems to make it automaticly, but doesn't work either in hdloader)
PS: i'm using free hd loader *******
here's a screenshot of PS2 HDD utility showing my 13,6Go maxtor disk structure (i've formatted and installed game with winhiip), is there something wrong for you (??? as type of partition for games and mbr, is it normal?)
I've installed Ico and GraduisV.
perhaps my four versions of free hdloader/advance are crap, but i can't trust that.
Does someone have a clue on this?
Try to format with HD Loader (if it takes long, just reboot after some wait).
Hopefully he donÂ´t want to re-format again, then try to install a game with HD Loader first (install an original).
Then use hdl_dump or WinHIIP (donÂ´t mix) later.
Your Partitions look ok, canÂ´t tell whatÂ´s wrong, just suggesting you try to install your first game the "normal" way.
Gradius V wonÂ´t run from HD Loader btw., no fix known.
Ok, i've tried as you said, but nothing better. I will sum up the whole thing:
1-I've burned a version of free HD Loader on a CD.
2-Maxtor 13,6Go erased under windows.
3-installed the disk on the ps2.
4-Launching HD Loader........> the program asks me to format the drive, press on cross button
5-HD Loader said "Formatting in progress please wait"
6-i'v waited 5 min and decide to reboot the console (the reset function does not work and only a long press (longer than when you shutdown the console normaly) on power was able to shutdown the ps2.
7-booting the console.........HD Loader stuck on splash screen......
Make sure the HD Loader you have is really cracked.
Maybe your Messiah 2 is messing with the disc recognition that (on some PS2s HD Loader needs to see a disc in the drive before it shows itÂ´s menu).
Apart from that, no idea.
how could i see if it's truely cracked?
And, when you talk about disk recognition, are you speaking of the HD or cd/DVD drive?
I will try the whole process on a friend's ps2 (magic3 chip) tomorrow to see if the problem is related to the Messiah2 or to the fact that my optical lens is near death (i'll receive a new lens in a few days).
I'll will post the results.........DAMNED!!!! i want this thing to work!!!! ray: