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    Preloader doesn't like my Wii

    First, thank you to everyone who has ever posted anything, ever. Because of your questions and answers, I've always found everything I've needed up to this point.

    Issue: Whenever I install Preloader 0.29, i get the "system files corrupted" message when I attempt to go into the system menu.

    My Wii is an older model. (LU51)

    I followed Dogeggs Tutorial to update the Wii. (New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii: THANK YOU for a rockin' Tutorial)

    I was able to install the Homebrew Channel
    I was able to install BootMii as Boot2
    I have made a NAND backup as recommended.

    I Used Trucha to modify the IOS's as the guide recommended.

    I upgraded to system 4.1 using the recommended method. (Firmware Updater 4.1?)

    Now here's where I think I screwed up.
    I updated to Homebrew 1.05. Then, I installed Preloader (0.29). When I start my wii, i get the "system files are corrupt". HBC doesn't work. I did follow Dogeggs guide, and reinstalled the system files wad. (V449) After that, it just boots to BootMii. I tried installing Preloader again, but the same thing happened. (So, I again re-installed system menu with wad manager 1.4)

    Do I need pre-loader? BootMii still loads fine, but I don't have access to remove the auto-update or disc-check features. Other than that, my Wii is working fine, with full functionality. (I'm using NeoGamma8 v7 to play my originals.) Thank you much for any recommendations you have. If I failed to post any useful information, please let me know and I'll post it.

    -Yasu

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    If you have bootmii installed as boot2 you don't need preloader as a recovery method, but the hacks are nice.

    I did not see any mention of ios60patched being installed prior to your preloader, so I will assume you did not install it?

    If That is the case
    Install ios60patched
    Install your system menu wad
    reinstall preloader

    Preloader can prevent disk updates and be used to boot directly into a homebrew app, bootmii can probably boot into an app as well. I would install preloader.

    If preloader is uninstalled, just instal ios60patched, then preloader.
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    Also, use preloader .30 Preloader .29 wont link correctly to the newer homebrew channel.

    Just install it over .29, it works that easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Askeptic View Post
    Also, use preloader .30 Preloader .29 wont link correctly to the newer homebrew channel.

    Just install it over .29, it works that easy.
    Be sure to install over it, as the built in update seams to fail people.
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    Thank You!

    Thank you all very much for the reply! I installed the ios60 wad through wad manager 1.4. Do I need to do something to it through Trucha as well?

    In addition, I never installed both ios60 and the system files prior to pre-loader. (I installed ios60, then preloader. then it semi-bricked, and restored with system files) Should I do all three(1: ios60 then 2: system files then 3: preloader)?

    I won't have a chance to log back onto this site until late tonight (stupid work filters) but I'll let you know once I've given it a try. Again, I really appreciate the help.

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    If preloader is not installed on your wii

    Install ios60patched
    then
    Install preloader

    If preloader is installed and giving you corrupted system files

    Install ios60patched
    then
    Install system menu 4.1 for your region
    then
    Install preloader

    You want ios60patched, not just ios60.
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    It still doesn't like me :(

    Alright, so here are the steps I took in following your guidelines.

    1) Booted Wii. Went directly to WiiBoot. From there, I went to the HBC, bypassing the system menu. (Preloader is not installed at this point, and loading the Wii System Menu loads fine.)

    2) From HBC, I loaded Wad Manager 1.4

    3) Within Wad Manager, I installed ios60-patched, using the link you (mauifrog) posted below.

    4) I then installed the Wii System Menu files again. (I used the link located in Dogeggs tutorial. Specifically, the link located in dogeggs tutorial at the part that say's "If you get the 'system files corrupted' screen don't panic, just reinstall preloader and if that doesn't fix it reinstall your current system menu with Wad Manager.")

    5) I then installed Preloader v0.29. I looked for v0.30, but couldn't find it quickly enough. After preloaded finished loading, it takes me to the 'system corrupted' screen. I rebooted my Wii, and it took me to BootMii. I reinstalled the system files, and and now back to where I started. I can't access Preloader, but it does boot to BootMii.

    Should I continue to try to troubleshoot this, or count my blessings that BootMii works and stop trying to get preloader working?

    And of course, thank you as always for your time.

    5) After that

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    Try Priiloader, install it right over preloader 0.29.

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    If you do try again and it fails to the corrupt system files, try to reinstall preloader. Also download preloader directly form wiibrew.org. Not sure why it is giving you trouble, but you have boot2 bootmi so you have a lot of room to mess with it if you want. But you only need it if you want to use the system hacks, since you do not need it as a recovery method. There are other methods to block updates and such so if it keeps giving you trouble it may not be worth your time.
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    Thank you much!

    I downloaded preloader from wiibrew. It worked!!! Woot. I don't know why; it looked and acted like it had before, but the system menu loaded just fine after preloader installed. So good good stuff. Preloader, Boot2 Bootmii, and 4.1. I'm happy as can be. Thank you so much for all of the help! I'm in your debt.

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