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WinHIIP Messed Up My HDD
WinHIIP Messed Up My HDD –
i was installing a game, it got to the end when it said verifying partition tables, then it said there has been a trouble reading your disk, blah blah. now my hdd will not be recognized by my computer and when i put it in my ps2, hdloader says your hdd is not formatted. is there anyway i can get my games off of the hdd? or just somehow fix it without deleting my games. its a 250gb maxtor. thanks in advance.
Once u put your HD into your PC and open winhiip, can u see the PS2 drive in select drive ? If u select it, can u see the games ? If not, choose Utilities then read drive structure. This will make a .rds file into your Winhiip folder.
Send this .rds file to GadgetFreak (he's the MAN for that)
no it will either lock up or it will just show that it is not connected.
Close PC, unplog it, be sure it's in slave mode if it's on the Primary IDE Cable, replog, restart PC.. What winhiip is showing in select drive ???
Yeah, WinHIIP pretty much gave the same problem to me last night and, thus, I lost 53 games I had saved on it. I figured all was lost and just had HDloader format it, thus it is now blank and this is going to be an asshole to get everything back on there. Mostly the Genesis roms. That was such a ****ing bitch to FTP using EXECFTP on there...ugh, I'm dreading it right now.
Although, I think it might have slightly been my fault. I noticed my computer didn't have IDE hookups on the hard drive, which pissed me off. So, I unplugged the DVD drive and hooked up my PS2 HD as a slave that way. WinHIIP said there was a PS2 HD at 155 GB, which is correct, and I tried to go to it and it said there was an error in the partition tables between & and Tony Hawk Underground.
Once in winhiip, go in utilities, then read drive structure. It will create a .rds file in your winhiip folder. After that, do not add/remove image & create/delete (even try) a partition. Send me the .rds file with your email adress at
I'll be able to fix it out.
Have a nice day.
isn't there a new tool that can save ur hdd out anyways? called hdl salvage, or sometihng liek that.
also if nothing works, i guess u hafta format it... but think of it as defraging? :-p
no we have to work with the structure. doesn't have to be formatted. just send me your .rds file
salvage hdd tool –
yes,there is a salvage and repair tool available that can bring your games back from the dead,can't tell you where to find it but google it and you should find it quick.
Originally Posted by Allenylc
I did a silly thing where I made winXP initialise my HDD. Don't ask me why.
Anyway, neither windows nor my ps2 will let me access the drive.
BUT I did manage to get winHIIP to open the drive. When I select it, it tells me that it's missing the PS2 MBR but it lets me do a "read structure". I was wondering if you'd mind me sending you the file to see how you're able to help?