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    Please help with bootmii menu!

    Hello, I am fairly new to this wii hacking stuff and new to this wonderful website (Thank you by the way). Hopefully someone can help me. I have a wii that i purchased in 2007, I put a wiinja deluxe mod chip in it almost 2 years ago. The chip has worked perfectly for me until I recently tried to play some backups of newer games. After searching the internet a while to see why these new games wont work I stumbled across this website and I see that alot of things have changed. From what I can tell is that I need to install HBC and Bootmii, which I did. I followed your instructions word by word. The instalation of everything was succesful (Bootmii installed as boot2), however I can not access the Bootmii menu so I can back up my NAND. When I leave the SD card in the wii and turn it on, the Bootmii menu will flicker for 1/2 second and then go to the wii menu. I also tried to install bootmii as an IOS, and when I hit the "home" button on the homebrew menu and then click "Launch Bootmii" the menu will again flash for about 1/2 second, go off, then the wii reboots. I tried deleting everything and reinstalling everything succesfully several times. The Homebrew Channel appears to be working fine, I just dont want to click on anything in there until my NAND is backed up. I tried searching this forum for people with the same problem, but I did not find anything. I do apologize if this has been answered before. Please let me know if there is a way I can access the Bootmii menu or please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thank you in advance for any help.

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    Open the bootmii.ini file on your computer, it might be trying to load a video mode not supported by your TV. The delay might also need changing, as will the default load option.

    Or you can use Bootmii configuration editor homebrew app on your Wii BootMii Configuration Editor - WiiBrew
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    Thanks for the reply. I downloaded the configuration editor and used it from the homebrew channel. My system is NTSC so I kept it NTSC on the editor, I changed my delay time from 5 to 10. I tried restarting the wii, and it still does the same thing...Bootmii flickers for 1/2 second and then it starts the wii menu.

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    Could the wiinja be causing a conflict? Ever since I installed the wiinja the "reset" button has been disabled. I also updated my firmware a couple of days ago through wiiconnect24, it is now version 4.2u (I know, I read on here that I should not have done this). If I can not get the Bootmii menu to work will I still be able to play backups of games? I understand that if I can not back up my "NAND" and my machine bricks I may be in trouble. I just want to play burned ISO discs, how do I go about doing this without bricking my wii? Thanks.

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    Strange. Not heard of this before.

    Maybe it just doesn't like your SD card, is it a SD or SDHC type?
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Maybe it makes more sense since I read your updated to 4.2 post. 4.2 removes bootmii from boot2 as part of the update process. Hackmii worked around this within hours and boot2 can be installed on 4.2.

    You will need to run hackmii installer again now that you are on 4.2. to re-install bootmii/boot2. Go to the hackmii site and download the boot.elf, just launch this like you would any other homebrew app and install Bootmii again.

    You don't need boot2 protection to run anything on the Wii but you will want to have this protection as it could very well save your Wii if you do something foolish.
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    The media that I am using is a generic 1gb SD card. I installed the 4.2u update before I installed the bootmii and homebrew. I installed everything using the instructions made for people with the 4.2 firmware. Perhaps I will try a new SD card, I read on here that sandisk SD 2gb cards work best. I will pick one of these up tonight and try everything again. Thank you for your replies and your help. I will post my results with the new card.

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    Well, I just bought a new sandisk 2gb SD card. I followed all of the instructions again, I installed the homebrew channel, dvdx and bootmii as boot2. All installations were succesful, however I still have the same problem... I can not access the bootmii menu, it still flickers on for 1/2 second when I restart the wii. The homebrew channel appears to be working flawlessly. I guess I won't be able to backup the NAND, unless you or someone can figure out what is going on. Do you have any suggestions on what to use to play ISO discs without bricking my system? Thank you for all of your help so far.

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    That is so strange. Even BootMii/SD Card Compatibility List - WiiBrew doesn't have your issue. Boot2 isn't much use if you can't access it. I haven't found anything yet on this issue.

    Use Neogamma and Preloader/Priiloader to block disc updates.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    After trying 7 different SD cards I have given up on trying to make this bootmii menu work, however I have a new problem. If I don't have a working bootmii menu... How can I install anything to make the wii read backup discs? Every tutorial I read for hacking a 4.2u system requires that I install some programs through the bootmii menu. Is there any way that I can install the needed programs/files without accessing the bootmii menu?

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