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    If I where you, I would try to restore your nand, then use the system settings replace mod to replace your setting.txt with a functional one.

    The formater should be giving you the choice to load the setting.txt from nand, you should be telling it NO. But I think restoring your nand and replacing your setting.txt would fix your issue.
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    The formatter does give the option to load from NAND or SD. I always chose SD, and the setting.txt file is in the root of the SD card.

    Do you have a link for the system settings replace mod? The one I found in another thread - the link doesn't work anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    You could try to extract CB2_BB_System-Settings-Replace_MOD.zip to your sd:\
    Then copy the ntsc or pal setting.txt to sd:\
    Boot the wii and replace the setting.txt.

    This may not work, Bad-Ad84 has mentioned it fails following nand formatting, but it is worth a quick try.

    OP- did you uninstall your system menu via wad, then reinstall it? That is said to remove your setting.txt.

    Edit: Forgot, you need cios installed first.
    You would need to first extract MMM_CB2.zip to sd:\
    IOS249 v17.wad to sd:\wad
    Boot the wii and select wad manager
    press 1 to install all wads, 2 wads install
    Now you have cios.
    Use this one, you can use the setting.txt you made with your own SN or the setting.txt provided in the link. You need cios249, so install it first.

    The formater may have made a small corruption which prevents this from working. So if you install cios and it gives you some error and won't replace the setting.txt, try to restore a good nand dump- then replace the setting.txt.
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    So this is what I'm going to do:

    Restore my original backed up NAND using Bootmii restore
    Install MMM and IOS249. I don't have access to the wiimote right now as it is not synced. I can use the GC controller to install this?
    Then do the setting.txt file.

    All correct?

    I'll let you know how it goes.

    Thanks

    UPDATE:

    I've followed the instructions and when it asked to replace setting.txt with SD card setting.txt, I chose yes. It than said "creating file" and it has been there for 3-4 minutes. How long does the process usually take?

    Thanks again
    Last edited by willise; 09-30-2010 at 05:24 PM.

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    Im starting to think theres something wrong with either the physical nand chip or your sd card slot.

    You shouldnt be having all the issues you are having.

    Im assuming you arent in the UK (because its a USA Wii), if you were, id be able to repair this (no matter what was wrong with it).

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    It takes about 2 seconds to write the setting.txt

    If you load HBC, are you able to load games and such? I don't know what else you can do except sent it out to the likes of Bad-Ad84 or live with the issue as is.

    If stuff is working from HBC, you could just live with it -or send it out to be fixed.
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    Thanks guys for all the help over the last three days! It was greatly appreciated.

    As to the Wii, it is becoming penny-wise, pound foolish for me. $60 for various SD cards, then the unknown cost of repairing it doesn't make much sense when they are available for $149 CDN today. I'm not going to give up, but I will buy a new one next week for my son and tinker with this one some more.

    I don't think the NAND chip is the issue simply because it always writes the backup to the NAND. Granted, it doesn't work, but that may be more the result of a faulty backup as I believe if the NAND was damaged, the backup wouldn't complete. The Sd slot, well maybe.

    One issue I've always had, even from my very first post here when I used the same NAND formatter program successfully on the first attempt to restore access to my system settings panel, was the fact that after the NAND had been written to the card, the tutorial says to go to the SD card and select NAND_Formatter.elf. That option was never available to me. It always was blank or said "Failed to read directory". I have alsways had to reboot the wii, access the SD card again, and then the files would appear.

    The other thing I don't understand is the formatter V2. When I place the user created setting.txt file in the root of the sd card, I tell the formatter to use that one. It installs the WAD's correctly, but then gives me a message at the very end "Failed to open setting.txt on NAND! Something failed!" My understanding is that the purpose of the V2 formatter was to bypass the setting.txt file on the NAND. Why would it look for it if it has already been told to use the one in the root of the SD card?

    Anyway, I will keep trying, because I do think there is some life left in this thing. Sometimes just using the formatter, my settings.txt file is fine, but the formatter won't complete, other times it says it can't read the setting.txt file. Maybe after a few days away from it, I will try again with a clearer head! LOL

    Thanks again!!!!
    Last edited by willise; 10-01-2010 at 03:21 AM.

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    bootmii only reads file thats are on the sd card when its booted.

    if you boot up bootmii, take out the card, put the files on, then goto the sd card menu it wont show the new files.

    This is why you put the files on all together from the pack.

    unless you ment something else?

    and cost of repair would of been cheaper than you spent already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    bootmii only reads file thats are on the sd card when its booted.

    if you boot up bootmii, take out the card, put the files on, then goto the sd card menu it wont show the new files.

    This is why you put the files on all together from the pack.

    unless you ment something else?
    Not quite what I meant. When the formatter backs up the nand, and the next step is to go to the SD card and use the formatter, there are no files visible. IT says "Could not read from directory" Once I reboot, all the files are there and can be used.

    On a whim, I loaded back my original saved NAND using the bootmii recovery. It went fine. Then I used the Formatter V1 to go through the whole process again. It backed up the NAND to the SD card, had to reboot to see the contents on the SD card, then I ran the .elf file. It detected my setting.txt file right away and asked me if I wanted to use the whole setting.txt file. I chose yes as that was the only option. It ran and installed IOS17 and 36, then hung. I can't help but feel there is a file in there somewhere that is preventing this from completing.

    Couple of questions:
    1. Can I format the NAND chip completely without removing bootmii? Is there another tool other than formatter to do this with?
    2. Why does formatter V2 try to load the setting.txt file from NAND at the end if "use setting.txt from SD card" was specifically selected in the beginning?
    3. Can I try the European version of the formatter? And if by some miracle it worked, can I change the region back to USA after that?

    Thanks

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    1. the formatter does this and it works. yours is an exception.
    2. it doesnt, it loads from SD fine. the error you are getting is probably just a bug, i will look into it and fix it when i get time.
    3. you can try europe, but USA has been used by people here and it works. you probably wont be able to region change as the formatter changes file permissions on setting.txt and other apps dont seem able to write to it.

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