Not sure how to fix my modded Wii
I have a modded Wii that is acting up but I don't know what to do next. A friend of mine modded my Wii about 2 yrs ago and I haven't used it much over the last year. Now that my kids got some new games for Xmas, they want to start using it again but I'm having problems with it. Most of their old discs are saying they need to update the wii (which they haven't done) and when I go to use my external HDD, the Wii will only recognize 1 Wii controller. No matter how many times I try to sync the controllers, it will only recognize 1 at a time.
What I know about the mod...
I needed to supply my friend with a SD card and the external drive. Being that I'm new to this, I'm not sure of the terminology of what he did. Is this a softmod? My buddy moved out of state and isn't any help anymore.
What I need to know...
Is there something I can do to get past the "update" that the system is asking for?
What could the problem be with the HDD? Would the update possibly fix this issue as well?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.