Other M, Resident Evil 4, IOS issues, help plz
I was hoping I could get some help with my Wii 'cause it's driving me insane lately.
I'm a bit of a newbie to this hacking thing so bear with me. I have a hardmod setup (wiikey 2 I believe, I didn't install it myself). The console came with system 4.2. I could play most games right off the disk channel, some I had to instal the HBC and a loader (I used GeckoOS), and some (only some 5%) didn't work at all.
A specific game that comes to mind was RE4, which for some reason worked On and Off. Sometimes I would insert the disk and it would play from the disk channel without problems, other times it would display the "disk cannot be read" message on launch (then it was hit-and-miss, sometimes it'd work on second attempt, sometimes on fourth, sometimes I tried 20 times in a row and gave it up, then tried next day and it worked right away). I burned several copies to make sure it wasn't the disk, on different media even, and the result was always the same.
To be honest I haven't bothered with it much since it played almost all games I ever cared about, but recently it's been getting on my nerves. For about 2 months now I haven't been able to play RE4. I must have tried literally hundreds of times and nothing, just "disk cannot be read".
And more recently I went to give Other M a try and as you should all know it needed a system update. I went ahead with the update and it froze up on me right at the end. After much waiting I restarted the console, went to the Wii Settings to check and it was updated to 4.3E. The problems came afterwards: using a PAL disk (my console's region, boots off the disk channel) the console freezes and disconnects my remotes once it reads the disk. Using an NTSC disk (disk channel doesn't detect, have to use Gecko) it plays until that video after the tutorial, then freeze.
I did some searching and eventually read up on this freeze being IOS issues. I downloaded cIOS installer to try and fix the problem, but when asked to chose an IOS to work with, I chose 249 and the console freezes on me, just like when reading the PAL game disk.
So my idea was to clean up the Wii completely and then give anything I need (including the IOS) a fresh install and see if it fixes the problem. Any help with that?