HEY LOOK, There's a boot in my A$$!!
Where to begin.....
To all the newbies and pros. Being around video game modification for along time and seeing how things can be the best in the world and some just brick/crap out on you and your out of $$ for more stuff.
After spending over a week scratching my head and trial and error. I finally found that the Wii Softmod guide for 4.1 and down had worked without flaw.
Now for the crazy, kick my ass part:
Started with a virgin 4.2U unit Wii. Softmodded with DogEggs guide. It was a little confusing [with the multiple downloads and the extracted files looked the same] I got lost. Then taking the time to use a CIOSCORP software. This ended up creating more issues like updates popping up and Preloader not working with the hacks guides and such. So, I tried to screw everything up and downgraded to 3.2U. It worked, No Bootmi or homebrew working right. I then grabbed the FW 4.0 and 4.1 and updated them too. Not much changed. Trying the DOP-IOS every IOS in the system. I had no clue what it was doing [newbie] it felt right. Then I downloaded the softmod patch for the 4.1 set from here. READ the instructions right and uninstalled all the bootmii stuff and reinstalled it. HBC was upside down by this time and uninstalled and reinstalled it. Finished with the Preloader and BOOM!
Everything works PERFECT now.
So to all the Admins and others who have tried to make this old dog understand what the hell I was doing. Thanks for all your help!!!!
To all the noobs out there, take your time, read the files and research what everything means before you do it.
I'll see you guys on the updates!