Joostin slaps bob for removing softmods, formatting, and trying to update!
BAD BOB! VERY, VERY BAD BOB!
You just did three of the stupidest things possilbe.
Nintendo lies. You didn't need to update, and the warning message isn't true either. Updates are just as likely to brick a virgin Wii as they are a softmodded one.
I suggest you go ahead and follow the Softmod ANY Wii guide in my signature before you decide hitting it with a sledge hammer will fix everything. Don't skip any steps either.