I forgot to mention that the usb device is a 320GB seagate drive in a wd external enclosure. I mentioned that the drive will play backup wii games from usb loader, so i am not sure the drive is the issue. However, I will attempt the same instructions with a 32GB sandisk usb flash drive and see if that works.
Is there anyway to remove the d2x-v8 entirely and start from fresh? I just updated my wii via the softmod any wii guide less than a week ago.
I was under the impression that v8 was the latest revision?