Freezing Wii/Can't Load Channels
Hi all, I have a 4.2E softmodded wii that has a problem I can't seem to find much information on. After having run homebrew succesfully for many months, my wii froze today on the loading screen of WiiFlow. With little option, I begrudgingly chose to turn it off after some minutes of waiting.
Now on loading, the system menu will load fine, and I can access the settings menu, but on trying to access any channel (excluding the disc channel) it freezes on that channel's loading screen (blank for HBC). After waiting 30 seconds or so (if a channel is NOT selected from the menu) it reverts to the old An error has occurred, please remove the disc/refer to the manual error message. Note, this does NOT happen while in the settings menu, only system menu/notice board.
Thinking I could just fall back to preloader to at least start HBC and see what is happening, I was alarmed to find that I can load nothing from preloader either.
My next suspicion was message board corruption, so after holding + and - to disable message board on startup, the same issues still occurred.
This leaves me thinking I have system menu corruption, although I can find nowhere else these similar descriptions described in terms of being a brick.
As I have BootMii as boot2 I am not too worried as that is my next port of call, however I have installed the exact same setup on various friends wiis WITHOUT bootmii as boot2, just preloader (as I had tried everything on my more secure wii first), I am worried that a similar issue could happen to them, but without bootmii to bail them out. So what could be done to fix this if I cannot access HBC?