So, I've checked everywhere I could find posts of others that have had similar problems to my own. I've followed pretty much everything I could find, and STILL cannot for the life of me load a gamecube backup. Current situation: I have reformatted my USB drive to be a single, primary, active partition (Fat32 w/ 32 cluster size) I have Wii backups in a "WBFS" folder (they play just fine, no problems at all) I have GameCube backups in a "games" folder I have tried USB Loader GX with DIOS-MIOS - Problem here is it says "To run GameCube game with DIOS MIOS you need to set your 'Main GameCube Path' on the first partition of the Hard Drive. -- I have set the 'Main GameCube Path' to USB1:\games\ (The location of my GC backups and the folder that every tutorial and even DMToolbox set up itself.) I've also tried setting it as just USB1:\ and that just made the GC backups disappear from the games menu. I have tried WiiFlow with Loader settings as: -DEFAULT: Freezes at black screen -AUTOMIOS: Freezes at black screen -Devolution: Black screen then resets back to "Press A to continue" then Channel Screen -Nintendont: Shows a screen to select the game, looks like it's loading fine, gets to "Checking FS:" and shows an error and turns off my Wii EDIT: Here is a screenshot of the error from Nintendont Initially the kernel says 5, then when it gets to Checking FS: it changes to the -5 you see there What am I doing wrong? Please no flame sessions, I'm trying to get this to work for my daughter. EDIT: I've tried SD loading and the same black screen freeze happens.