I have softmoded my Wii long time ago and recently I did it to my brother.
However he's experiencing some strange issues (to me) and I've read a lot, googled a lot and still got no answer so I'm affraid you are my last resort and I must ask for your advice.
So here's the problem:
I softmoded my brother's Wii like I did mine (several months before his). However he's experiencing freezing problems and I don't.
I've done the Syscheck Update from ModMii in both consoles but still no success for him.
When is playing original games everything is OK but when is playing via USB Loader GX (USB Loader GX v3.0 WAD Channel (UNLR) (boot IOS 249)) every game freeze after a while (5 to 15 minutes of gameplay).
I'm attempted to say that the problem is with the loader but I have the same loader and mine is OK...
So, as I tried re-softmod, Syscheck Update and External drive change, I guess I have no option than replace loader but I would like to have others opinion about this issue.
Here's SysCheck result:
sysCheck v2.1.0b19 by Double_A and R2-D2199, Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
System Menu 4.3E (v514)
Drive date: 2008.07.14
Homebrew Channel 1.1.0 running on IOS58
HomebrewFilter ist nicht installiert
Console ID: xxxxxxx
Found 145 titles.
Found 55 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.
IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS80 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS202 (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224 (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS245 (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7alpha5): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS246 (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7alpha5): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS247 (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7alpha5): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS248 (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7alpha5): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249 (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250 (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251 (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7alpha5): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
Report generated on 2013/02/14.
Thanks in advance!!!
Did you make sure power saving/sleep mode on the HDD is disabled?
It's his second HDD and still the same issue.
However he as an WD Elements 500GB and I have same HDD but 1TB size and I don't have that issue.
Both are formated with Wii backup manager in order to run WBFS files.
I saw somewhere in the net some guy made a Sneek Instalation to solve a problem similar to this one and he told he solved it.
As I'm trying to get some "logical" answer to this I opened this thread.
I'm waiiting to get the console in my place to run some tests (USB pendrive, Sneek instalation) but I would like to know if someone else had this before.
Your cIOS are all over the place in their versions. Look at the softmod Any Wii guide in my sig and go through chapter 2 to update them to see if that helps.
So did you look into sleep mode or no?
1) I've installed before d2xcIOSV8Final when it started to freeze so I update it via ModMii.
2) I haven't look sleep mode yet because I'm waiting to get it. However, I'm 95% sure that's not the problem because my brother don't know how to change those settings and I got my HDD directly from the box and I don't get sleeping mode.
I think perhaps that's a nand problem... I thought it was a heating problem but in that case running games from CD must do the same think and it does not.
Thanks for everybodys patience but this is really a weird thing (in my opinion).
ps1: I've installed d2xcIOSV10 sometime ago in my console and it works OK. Now I have updated it with ModMii as well and still no issues.
ps2: In another console whose owner updated it online I re-softmoded and updated same way and he's playing OK again so I think the cIOS used is reliable...
Same here. It started happening, at first, once in a blue moon when my son was playing LOTR, but then, it started happening in other places. I did a quick vacuum of the air vents and still it persisted (and seemed to get worse). Usually, it's due to bad sectors on the hard drive. I've ran a chkdsk on mine and haven't had the problem since (of course, my boy's been sick the past few days, so he hasn't been playing his usual lot).
Basically, you need to run a chkdsk on it (if it's FAT32 or NTFS -- this won't work for WBFS partitions). Disconnect the drive from the Wii, plug it into a Windows box, allow it to be detected and assigned a drive letter. Open the command prompt, and type "chkdsk z: /x /f /r" where z: is whatever the drive letter of that drive is. Give it a good number of hours to run (I let it chug overnight) and after that you should be golden. I find that I need to do that every couple of months to keep my Wii in tip-top shape. Think of it as a Wii Tune-up! ;-)
It's not a disk problem neither sleep mode is ON. :(
I'll try Sneek Installation next week.
It is likely the hdd. Not all hdds work correctly. The same kind but different sizes means they are not necessarily the same kind. I would run the wii with your hdd and see if it happens. If it does not, then it is an hdd issue.
I sent my hdd and did the same