Please help - Softmod not working.
I resisted softmoding my Wii but reached a point where I can't keep replacing discs that my kids scratched. Before I started, I read a lot of comments and different descriptions of the process and started once I felt comfortable. I followed the very excellent guide and everything went along smoothly. I connected a 1TB WD My Book (partitioned 500 GB WBFS and 500 GB Fat32) and had no trouble using any of the USB loading applications to copy to the hard drive. The problem comes in afterwards. I cannot open/play any of the games that were moved to the drive.
I copied five discs to test them initially.
MarioKart Wii - goes to a black screen after selecting the driver.
Super Mario Bros Wii - music and intro screen play but goes immediately to black screen after intro screen - the lights on the remote turn off and cannot be reinitiated
Tiger Woods 2008 - blank screen
Super Mario Galaxy - blank screen
Skylanders Giants - finds the portal then stops working.
I looked at a number of forums for issues and there is too much information for me to figure out what to do next. I tried changing the video to PAL, NTSC, game default, etc. But no difference (PAL mode was not supported).
Can someone please give me an idea of what to try next? Please let me know if I can post additional information.
Thanks for your help.