funny, this happened to me today.
it had happened before today, but reboots solved it. almost like it was a true corruption, it seems to have gotten worse. leaving unit unplugged overnight and we'll see in the morning.
bootmii/ios installed, backup on sd card. dunno how much that gets me..
I am far from an expert on bricked Wii's but, I have done a lot of research for other issues and from what I have read it sounds like your system menu is corrupt. You could probably fix this with a newer or recently released game and a Game-cube controller as long as your system menu was not updated to the 4.3 version. Just plug the Game-cube controller into the fourth port on the console, then clamp down all four buttons of the d-pad at the same time (some people suggest taking the controller apart to push the all the buttons at once, but if you use a good clamp it will work). Next power on the Wii and if you did it correctly you should see the menu version in the bottom right corner of the screen,as long as it is not 4.3, put the game in the drive and the new menu should install. I have not tried this myself but, I have watched it done on Youtube.
Okay I got Bootmii to come up and I was in the process of restoring my NAND back-up and it stalled right at the beginning. What do I do now. I thought maybe it was working in the background but it has made no progress in a couple of hours now. It says NOT to turn off the power. Am I screwed or what? I've read where this happens and the person powers off and back on again and Bootmii picks up where it left off. Any advise would be most helpful!!!!
If you have bootmii as boot2 (i.e. you just put the sd card in and it went to bootmii) just power off the wii and start again, it wont have to do the part that was already done before it locked up and will just continue.
so after being unpowered all night, it worked fine this morning.
Originally Posted by ride5000
does anyone have any hints as to what to do to prevent this from happening? ie, reinstalling?
i'm going to do a dump and restore using bootmii/ios and see what happens..
Don't do that there is no point.
thanks for the reply.
Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84
have you got any idea on what's the story, then? am i just sitting on a ticking time bomb? why would the message appear intermittently like it does, and then everything is fine again?
looking at installing priiloader at the moment, so at least i can get back to HBC to get back to bootmii in case of disaster... is that worth attempting?
It can happen occasionally, that's why there is a warning when using bootmii as iOS about restoring. If boot2 it doesn't matter as you can just restart the restore
Whew. Okay Bootmii restored my Wii from my NAND backup. I can now access my homebrew channel . . . thank God! I fired up USB Loader GX and it told me I was missing IOS 249 and IOS 222. What IOS files should I reinstall and where can I find them? I don't know what IOS files are installed and which aren't. In essence I don't know where I'm at in the hacking process and what I'm missing to get things working again. Is there some way I can find this out and post it here?
I feel like I'm almost back to having my Wii back from a 4 month hiatus.
Run a system check. If it shows 222, 223, or 249 missing or stubbed then follow one of the guides on this site.