Backup games that formerly worked, now getting disc errors after starting
Been several months since reading through as many FAQs as I could, and executing on MauiFrog's softmod guide perfectly smooth. Been burning and running from .iso backups without any issue whatsoever. Back and forth between store-bought original media and DVD backups, no problems. Wii (which happens to be a first-gen machine) sat dormant for a while; holidays came around and we played a new store-bought Just Dance 4. Then we downloaded Gangnam Style with some Wii Point credit we had.
We switched to our backup of Epic Mickey 2 (which played just fine prior to this), and, after the Mickey splash screen, got a disc read error. Same error at the same spot a few more times. Tried our backup of Donkey Kong Country Returns, and this one gets all the way past player selection, into the "flying cloud" screen which is probably a load point, and get a disc read error. Tried a few more times and got the same error at the same place.
First thing I did was to check Priiloader settings, and yes, we've got Block Disc Updates and Block Online Updates (and the 2 other recommended ones, Remove Diagnostic Disc Check and Move Disc Channel, just for the sake of saying so). And never did I see a message about updates at any point regardless. Second thing I did was- well, not sure what to do. It's not a DVD burn problem, since I've played these DVD backups a ton of times. Not sure too many of the FAQs apply here.
Would love some feedback/ideas here. Thanks!