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R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:06:18 PM »
Oh my...I just got the R4 today and...I istalled something called R4_v1.18_English...But it wont work..I did the FAT 32 thing and its still not working...*sobs* help me please...

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #1 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:08:07 PM »
did you extract the files from the rar file?

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #2 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:09:03 PM »
Yep

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #3 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:09:30 PM »
But let me e exact..what rar files?

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #4 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:10:50 PM »
the firmware comes in a rar file. the files inside the rar must be extracted to the root of your microSD card.

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #5 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:11:52 PM »
I ahve no firmware...I mean if you rever to the R4_v1.18_English thing? If its not that then I dont know wat'cha talking about

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #6 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:12:24 PM »
Oh and what is ther root file?

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #7 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:15:39 PM »
oh and the file its asking me for is the DS_MENU.DAT and that file is inside  the English folder... so
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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #8 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:16:34 PM »
 :( Are you there?  ???

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #9 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:18:52 PM »
Root file being the MicroSD's main directory, like when you go to My Computer and click on it. Extract the _system_ folder to there.

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #10 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:20:21 PM »
Well,I Have to create one...SHould I name it like something especific or should I name it anyhting?

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #11 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:21:39 PM »
And where can I get this firmware thing? I mean is the R4_v1.18_English the right thing?

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #12 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:25:42 PM »
R4_v1.18_English is the firmware. you need to open the 'english' folder and copy all of the files inside onto your microSD. Don't copy the english folder, just what is inside it.

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #13 on: Monday June 16, 2008, 09:42:05 PM »
Can somebody help me...I am really mad...It goes so well with some people and soo wrong with me..MAN I am mad....Its still not working...ok this is how I have my data organized in the microsd 1GB card...

Root folder>>> two files out of folders (_DS_MENU and _DS_MSHL.NDS)>>>_SYSTEM_ or>>>moonshl or>>>Games folder (which I created to place my roms in there,and yes all are DS) help please!

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday June 17, 2008, 04:46:53 AM »
Whoa, 5 consecutive posts, please read the [rules], it is not allowed to double (or more) post. Be patient. Try redownloading your firmware from Linfox Domain, click the Linfox Domain in my signature. Once downloaded, extract it, take everything inside the english folder, _system_, moonshl, DS.NDS (etc) and DS_MENU.DAT and put them straight on your MicroSD. You should have had a total of four files, once you extracted the firmware from the archive.

Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday June 16, 2009, 03:38:09 AM »
the same thing happened to me ???????????????

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday June 16, 2009, 06:10:07 AM »
Download the firmware from LinfoxDomain from Anand signature.(are work with it?)

  • Extract it
  • Go inside the English folder
  • There suppose to have _system_,moonshl,_DS_Menu,_DS_Moonshl.NDS.Make sure you have these four.
  • send this 4 file to your SD card
  • Create a Game file
  • Put the extracted game
  • Plug-out and play

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday June 17, 2009, 09:35:45 PM »
If none of these suggestions work maybe your R4 is a sdhc it will say on the cartridge, if so then you need a different firmware which is v1.24 or v1.25 and then of course some R4 knockoffs take a different firmware altogether.

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #19 on: Thursday June 18, 2009, 02:25:47 AM »
R4SDHC works with v1.18 firmware too so... There shouldn't be a problem with it...

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Re: R4 Problems "Couldn't find_DS_MENU.DAT" HELP SOMEONE!
« Reply #20 on: Thursday June 18, 2009, 05:01:16 AM »
Maybe in some cases that is so but on mine it doesn't.