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    wiikey2 - system files corrupted.

    I have a wiikey2 and have had success running backups for a couple of years. Recently, I started getting a "system files corrupted" message after exiting a game and going back to the system menu. Often a reboot would fix this, but sometimes I'd have to power it off and pull the plug to get it to come back. Sometimes it would take a few tries.

    Recently, I've got the message and have been unable to get it back to the system menu.

    Because I thought I was safe, I've been keeping up to date with the system menu updates. I guess I'm at 4.2 or 4.3. I believe I updated within the last few weeks. The problem didn't occur immediately.

    Could this just be a general Wii failure? Is there any way for me to troubleshoot this? I don't think I've updated my wiikey2 firmware (when the release came out for SMB - we just bought the game instead).

    Any possible solutions? I'd hate to have to buy a new one. If I did, what is the best solution out there for new hardware... is it still softmods or is wiikey fusion a better solution for someone like me (who doesn't want to struggle with installing iOS's, etc).

    I did do some searches on "system files corrupted" but didn't find anything specific to a hard-modded wii. Hopefully my searching didn't fail me.

    Thanks!

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    Check out this thread. It sounds like you have a corrupt message board. Easy fix if you are on 4.2.
    Last edited by Krafter; 08-09-2010 at 12:22 PM.

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    Thanks. That's worth a try. But, even if that does work, I haven't installed the HBC before, and if I'm at 4.3 is there any way to do that? I'll update this thread tomorrow with the results of my test.

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    There is a way to install HBC on 4.3 but I don't know how easy it would be since you can't get into the System Menu. You might be able to copy the necessary files from your SD card to your wii (Indiana PWNS method) or delete SSBB save files if you have this game (Smash stack method). Both require you to get into data management which I not sure how functional it is in maintenance mode. I would think you could but I'm not sure as I have never tried it.

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    Thanks for the help so far. So, I was able to hold +/- and press A at the health screen which got me into the system menu in maintenance mode. I didn't have much time to poke around, so I'm not sure if Data Management is available, but I'll look into installing the HBC. And now that I know what the real problem is (corrupted message board) I'll do some additional searches to see if there is another way to fix it. I guess I could just do a format... it's not ideal, but if that's my last resort, I'm okay with it.

    Thanks again!

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    A format will not help you. That's the first that a lot of people try when they have this problem. As far as I know the method that I linked you is the only way to fix it.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks again. I'll see what I can do about getting HBC on there and run the app linked in that thread. I appreciate the help!

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    Just a quick update... I've confirmed that data management is available from the maintenance system menu. I'm able to get into the system menu via maintenance mode, and was able to play games from the disc channel last night. After leaving the game to return to the menu, it booted to the normal system menu. I went into the message board and deleted all messages and all addresses. I'm not sure if that will solve the problem, but in the short term, as long as my kid can play games, this is workable. If I need to install HBC I should have a path via SmashStack. I read the 4.3 guide and I'm not sure how much of that I'd need to do... Hopefully I could just stop after installing HBC and then run the code you suggested. Either way, the wii is semi-functional and all is not lost. Thanks again!

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    I hope that by just deleting the messages will fix your problem but I have a feeling that it will creep backup on you. If not then great. but if it does then all you have to do is follow the 4.3 guide just enough to get HBC installed and then go with the message board fix that I showed you.

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