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Ds r4 card

I deleted the menu dat off by accident. downloaded the files again put them on my memory card now it wont do anything just says loading on my ds. please help.

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  • jovimorales Feb 20, 2009

    I have the same problem, deleted the menu.dat file accidentally tonight. I’ve tried to format the card and then reinstall the v1.18, but it doesn’t work, after I switched the nds on, it just said that the “ds_menu.dat” file is missing, it didn’t make any different before I format the card. I’m wondering that if it’s possible that I can download that file somewhere. If anyone knows, please be kind to help.

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Reformat your micro sd card,"by right clicking the micro card in my computer, you can format it" this wipes the card clean and download the latest software from R4 and then reinstall everything, hopes this helps

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When you click on "format" a window will appear to chose FAT or FAT32 (try FAT32 first then if not working try FAT), dont have to do nothing on the size option, write a label for the drive if you want, not needed, let Quick Format clear, click on start button and you'll see a proccess bar, when it finish it tell you and you have a formatted drive.

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r4 revolution pro : http://www.r4dspro.com/download_en.html
r4 ultra and de luxe : http://www.r4deluxe.com/en/down.asp
r4 III : http://www.r4dsl.net/download-en.asp

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