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Couldnt fid_ds_menu.dat if am goig to turn the power on the screen will appear couldnt fid_ds_menu.dat why is to avoid that problem rj/philippines

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Re: couldnt fid_ds_menu.dat

Are you usingg r4nds if so look for the that file and drag and drop it into the main folder if it's not there go to and download the newest update and install it

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Hi by acident i deleted ds menu.dat for my r4 card revoloution and when i turn it on it says couldnt find menu .dat and i dont know what kernal download to do or anything please could you help.

if you accidentally deleted the menu for the R4 menu try to reseat the card cartriage if that does not work you need to copy or install the system again

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Feb 13, 2011 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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I did everting the r4 site said but win i turn the ds on it says couldnt find sd menu dat

did you delete the _system_ folder or the .DAT files on the computer?

Sep 29, 2010 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Can you explain what I need to do. I have downloaded the games and they are present when I check on my computer, but when I put it into the DSLite I get this message.. couldnt find ds menu?? help

i had the same problem but, did you check for the DS_MENU.DAT in every folder it might be in a random folder. if you can't find it then download the english version kernel v1.18 at

Jul 19, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Menu will not load

plug your usb for r4 in (with the adaptor) . go to "My Computer" , select "Removable Desk (F:)" .

when you do, look for _DS_MENU.DAT, if you cant find it, thats the reason for your R4 not working. if you found it, but your r4 is still not working, you've lost some systems for the R4, such as DS MSHL etc.

if you have, i advise you buy a new adaptor.

Feb 13, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Nov 14, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Menu.dat issue

the _DS_MENU.DAT could not be found bcuz you guys probably deleted it or edited it accidentally. if you edited it, put it back to its normal self right away. for example, it was _DS_MENU.DAT.
if you edit it to look like, DS Menu.Dat , your R4 wont work. so fix it to its original self.

: ) pia

Aug 28, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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Micro sd

have u loaded the r4 soft wear

Aug 12, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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DS R4 Adapter

the menu .dat is in the drivers you download from the r4 site.just drag and drop them into your usb card thingy.

Apr 07, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

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Couldt find_ds_menu.dat

Do you have your DS set on Auto Mode, if so the DS will automatically start up any games that are inserted.

Deselecting Auto Mode:
If it's on Auto Mode, any games are automatically started. To deselect auto mode you just need to start up your DS without any games in either of the game slots, then it'll go to the DS screen, since no games are in for now this screen is useless right?

To select Manual Mode ( where it goes to the selection screen ) as your preffered setup, you'll see a small icon of what resembles a DS at the bottom of the menu screen. Remeber your games are still not inserted at this point yet. Use the directional pad to select the mini icon, or you can tap it twice. Tapping it proves more difficult though due to it's position. Once selected a toolbar of four options will appear, tap on the one displaying a wrench. From that box three other options should appear, tap on the one shown as an arrow pointing halfway through a rectangle (start up settings) you want to select Manul Mode. Wait a few seconds for the DS settings to save then you can turn it off. Now you'll be able to see the selection screen with your games inserted.

Summary of all that:
  1. remove any inserted games
  2. turn on to see the menu screen
  3. select the mini DS icon at screen's bottom
  4. when the four pictures appear, tap on the one of a "wrench"
  5. when three more pictures appear tap on the one of an arrow pointing half way through the rectangle
  6. two options appear, select manual mode.
I really hope thats what you meant ^_^ If it wasn't, ask one of the experts.

Dec 30, 2007 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

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