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Nintendo dslite ncard

I was wondering if you can help me I brought a ncard for my sons dslite I don’t know how hes done it but hes completely wiped the card I have tried to put games on and all it says now is error:open xmenu.dat error can you please advise me further do I need 2 download the software again if I do where can I get it from thanks jeff

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  • 690kev Feb 01, 2008

    is there anywhere i can send this to get repaired only getting error;open xmenu .dat.error or neen version 1.45 i have tried everything but still stuck

  • traceybell Mar 15, 2008

    I have Error: Data is not align 16k!  when i start up my ds.  I am using a Ncard. Please help!!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    not sure wat ive done but i have error:open xmenu.dat error

  • duders May 22, 2008

    My daughter wiped everything off the ds linker card when it was in USB mode so when it is turned on now it just comes up with a blank screen, tried copying the files from my friends ds linker but she has version 1.45 and mine is 1.40 and it did not work, where can I get 1.40 from or how can I get the linker up and running again. I even tried formatting it but this did not work either Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    ho una scheda ezflash quando accendo il nintendo mi appare solo la schermata con la scritta ezflash vorrei sapere come bisogna fare per ripristinarla?

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    my ds linker does not work to it says data is not align 16K!

  • henryadisah Nov 22, 2008

    getting error message Error:Open xmenu.dat error!

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    hi can anyone help as just being a pain, my littlebro had a firecard 8g for xmas from a family member they put 6 games on but he wanted to put more on so pluged usb in to game slot with the ds card slot in to and nothing came up what i mean is the pc did not reconise the ds but now we have wiped all the games of done a quick and full format nothing still happening bar it teling us in usb mode
    usb disk v1.45 (8g) so we desperatley need help we thought it was plug and play you know its not that easy tried on two different pc, xp and vista and tried various usb leads

  • Bigman978 Jan 18, 2009

    I got the ncard and now I can't play and bellow it's written Error:Open xmenu.dat error!

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    i have a nds card and we deleted the file xmenu.dat and now when we try to play the game on our ds it says Error: Open xmenu.dat error!


  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    My ds says xmenu.dat error help me!

  • Locket09 Apr 27, 2009

    i was putting new games on my ds fire card and i accedently deleted

    xmenu.dat and now i cant seem to get it back can any 1 help me ???

  • henryadisah May 11, 2010

    I deleted some folders from my daughter's nds and now I get the message error:open xmenu.dat error. please help



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I did have Error: Data is not align 16k! when i start up my ds.
What I did was..

All the files you need are at
Your need (MK5) v1.45 which is in the download section.

Some of the nds roms do needed unraring before putting on memory card. They should be in .nds format etc.

The files you need are...

DSYSTEM (Entire Folder And Contents

When you have these files THEN you can format by...

Please insert both cards in to the DS and power up, tap the screen to continue as you would for any normal game.

You will then come to the menu "USB Mode" and "Menu Mode"
Instead of selecting one please press and hold the "select button" on the DS then tap "start"

Select "Quick Format"
Once complete restart the DS, you will have to tap the screen as above and this time select" USB MODE"

By formatting the menu file will have been deleted from internal Memory and will need replacing with the files. downloaded from
(MK5) v1.45

DSYSTEM (Entire Folder And Contents

(Drag and drop these files only)

Now your new system is ready, restart NDS and enjoy

Will fix almost all problems with DS Firecard and applies to both 8 and 16gbit.

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

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    harini9804 Mar 12, 2012

    Hi. I downloaded from that website. When I extracted the files, I got some files including the files you said to put in the nds, except xmenu.dat . Instead there is a file called xmenu but it says it is a Video CD Movie. When I clicked, it says it cannot open, perhaps it is corrupted (That's what windows xp says). So should I put this so called video clip in my ds lite? The thing is that, the xmenu file doesn't have the .dat extension, so I am very confused as well as very depressed. Please help me out.

  • Anthony Nguyen
    Anthony Nguyen Apr 22, 2014

    Now it says "Nitro file error!". I have no idea what it is, please help


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Download the 1.45 kernel or rebooting it holad rl and prees a b on the game

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Go to click on english download update 1.27 its the latest software i had same problem and just done it works fine now hope this helps

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I have the xmenu.dat file, email me and i will send it to you,
i dont think your son has wiped the card, it could of been one of the games
that corrupted the whole card, well we will have to see, if there are any other
questions email me at
[email protected]

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My ds says list file and i cant play any games any idea how to solve this problem

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

I installed an update and now the card don´t start and i can´t go into usb mode

Posted on May 18, 2008

How can get the xmenu.dat file for free

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

How do u download the XMenu.dat woth out hain to pay cos i am gettin really fustrated with it, but the only 1`s i have found u have to pay 4 so could someone send me the link so i can download it please


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The N-Card is a clone card that uses an internal battery, I bought one long time ago and found out the same problem you are facing, solution replace it or return it, if you oepn it up you will find the battery I am telling you, you can replace the battery.

I will suggest you buy better a EZFlash5, M3 or DSTT... any other brand that uses better MicroSD, the issue is that on this cards the Memory is internal if battery fails... bye bye games.

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

My zelda on ds wont save properly....
im using an n-card
it says save data corrupted
everytime i reset my ds...T_T

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Hi you can get the xmenu.dat file by following this link

scroll half way down the page and there is a sentence which starts with deleted the xmenu.dat file then click here, do as it says and you will have the file again, hope this helps

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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Download xmenu here (scroll down half the page)

after that, restart the nds and if you have a screen that says something like need udisk version 1.45, you can download it here

good luck!

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