Ok, the System Menu update finally completed a few minutes ago. I will go ahead and try the suggestions and post back soon.
Replaced private folder, as of now it actually boots into WAD Manager 1.4 I select IOS 249, and SD Slot it proceeds to "Mounting device, please wait..." and freezes. I uninstalled IOS 249 with AnyTitleDeleter. Should I try a different IOS? Wii remote shuts off and doesn't come back on either.
Selected IOS 250 and it loads. I think I made a booboo by uninstalling 249?? Is it ok to install as IOS250? I went ahead and installed as 250 and everything is working fine. Completed messie's 4.2 sys menu guide, just couldn't uninstall IOS249 (obviously as I had already deleted it), and my Wii is back up and running. Now if I can find cIOSCORP v3.6