I've recently bought an R4 and a Mini SD so that I can save all my games for DS so that I don't have to continually change games. Only problem is I've saved the files to the mini SD card and inserted it into the R4 and I continually come up with this error message on my NDS console which reads. "can not find _DS_MENU.DAT".
I'm not sure what to do next. Any solutions to this problem would be great, just so you know I've added a folder in my mini 2gb SD card called "_DS_MENU.DAT" thinking that it may of made the difference.
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Hi denise, amh, could you please specify what r4 model you got? because there are lot of R4 out there, but the original R4 team had stopped producing R4's, all we have mostly today are clones. now some R4 only recognize up to 2GB of sd/micro sd cards, try using 2GB then see if that works..
it sounds like a software problem.
follow the following instructions.
Please can you try and reformat the 2gb micro sd card in your pc and copy firmware from the CD back onto the 2gb micro sd card following the instructions below.be warned that formating will remove even the games from the card so make sure you have a backup of the games saved to your computer. any saved games will also be erased.
To format the 2gb micro sd card 1. Insert sd card into usb stick and into usb port. 2. Close autoplay screen if it appears. 3. Right click on removeable drive. (Eg D, E, F or J etc) that appeared on screen in computer window. 4. Left click on format in menu and when format window appears, tick quick format box and select ok. This will erase all content on the sd card and remove any corrupt firmware.
To reload firmware 1. Insert cd into pc cd/dvd drive. 2. Open cd drive on screen and copy and paste the files and folders from the system/english 1.18 folder on the cd to the removeable drive that the usb and micro sd card are in. The folders that you will copy are "_system_" and "moonshl" and the files will be "menu.dat" and "mshl.nds". 3. Once copied, check removeable drive to ensure files and folders have copied over. 4. Remove usb stick from pc and insert sd card back into R4. R4 menu should appear on DS screen.this normaly sorts this out.paul
Hi grecko, Hope this helps, I've just bought a 4gb memory card for my daughter's ds so she can fit 58-60 games instead of 28 on a 2gb memory card and have downloaded and put a file onto the memory card before loading games onto it.
Supercard DS one have a site where you can download the files you need and it gives help. Guess it's the same if using an R4 supercard too but I bought an R4 card for partner preloaded with software.