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Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby ThePOWER56 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:17 am

Hey, so I have a Maxtor 80gb IDE Hard Drive, it's inside of a maxtor usb drive enclosure, so i've been putting it in the enclosure to connect it to my computer via usb. I can format it fine and everything on the computer, the drive is set to master. My problem is that I tried using WinHIIP but it tells me that I don't have a valid PS2 master boot record, yet I have the drive formatted as MBR, and have deleted the partitions to make "unallocated space" when using WinHIIP as well. My PS2 is softmodded. I am using a Fat PS2 with the network adapter. I have tried using HDLoader to format the drive but it doesn't recognize that the hard drive is there and neither does the file explorer. I can feel the drive vibrate and boot up when I enter the HDLoader but it does not detect it. Please help!
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Re: Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby Biggsy666 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:28 am

Are you using winhiip as an administrator, right click on it to access the options and select run as administrator in order for winhiip to work with the HDD. Its been awhile since i connected mine upto the pc but pretty sure i used slave setting while i did.

Could be a dodgy adapter or HDD. Do you have another drive to double check.
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Re: Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby TheTechDoc » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:36 am

Wipe the drive so it has no partitions (right click computer, click manage, go to device manager and delete all the partitions so its just unallocated space) then try formatting with hdloader on the ps2.

If still nothing then I would try a different drive, maybe do some health tests on the drive using cystal disk info, HD sentinel and WD lifeguard , if all is good then we will go from there.
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Re: Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby mistamontiel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:52 am

I thought hdloader been wrecked since OPL 0.o

Format in your PS2 using w/u LaunchELF then format again in WinHIIP (hit 48bit loader setting!)

Tis what I had to do so WinHIIP would operate n not throw no more error @ my HDD
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Re: Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby ThePOWER56 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 pm

I am running as administrator, I'm on windows 10. Unfortunately don't have another drive to check. Ill have to try the no partitions in the PS2 cause I've always had it formatted before putting it in either to NTFS, FAT32 or exFat, so I'll try the unallocated space later today. And I'll also try LaunchELF, thanks guys! I'll let you know how it goes/ if I run into any errors tonight.
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Re: Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby ZX81v2 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:29 am

you HAVE set the JUMPER to MASTER or Cable Select.... Haven't you....
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Re: Hard Drive Errors on PS2!

Postby ThePOWER56 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:11 am

Ok I tried doing the unallocated space thing, it didn't work/the PS2 still didn't detect it, and using ULaunchElf didn't work either because it still didn't recognize the Hard Drive. The Hard Drive is set to Master but I can try Cable Select.

GOT IT!!!! All I had to do was switch it from Master to Cable Select!!!
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