Just a few questions...
Hi, I recently soft-modded my wii and everything is working great. However, after I backed up my NAND to my PC, (which was brand new by the way) my HDD died a few days later. It turns out my PC received a defective HDD and I basically lost everything that was on it and there is no way to recover it. I understand I am not supposed to lose my NAND backup, but is there a process to which I can create a new one?
Also, I noticed in the softmod any wii guide that there is an option to downgrade your IOS to 4.1. Can I still downgrade to it even after finishing the softmod?
You will need to download the bootmii files and place them on your SD card. You can get them from the PC app called modmii. Insert your SD card into your wii and power it up. it should start bootmii, from there you can make a fresh backup.
You can go through Chapter 1 again from Softmod Any Wii to rebuild your NAND backup.
Ok so I can just repeat the process from the start. So I would be using 4.3 letterbomb over again because I didn't downgrade from 4.3U?
You don't need to do that again since you are already modded.
Sounds like you simply want to make a new NAND backup, you just need bootmii to do that. Basically you don't need to run the installer, you just need the folder "bootmii" on your sd card, then you can run it from the HBC or it will start on reseting the console even. I personally like to keep this folder handy and leave it on my SD card but simply rename it to "bootmii-disabled" so it doesn't show up every time I start the console.
Downgrading to 4.1 is optional, I personally don't see the point of doing it and never have. I have seen some cryptic reasons for doing so but I have found the rule "if it ain't broke then don't fix it" to prove it's worth time and again.
But hey, I am not staff so do all of Chapter 1 unless they agree with me.
While I almost ever say something other than "do the entire guide", in your case, I did mean to only do chapter 1. Since you have HBC, you can start from the section for systems with HBC installed instead of letterbombing it again (though, you could letterbomb it again as well if you wanted). All to get bootmii set up and running for you to make your NAND backup.
Once you've done that, then you can put the backup in a safe place, restore whatever data was on the SD card that you saved from the start (if you had any) and you're done (since you've already modded the system).
If you want to go through chapter 2 and 3 again, it won't hurt, it just may not help, either (since nothing is wrong, other than you lost your backup)
I simply used Letterbomb on it again and the new NAND is being made now. I just didn't want to Letterbomb it again without someone advising me if it were okay or not. Thanks so much for the help :D