First thing to do is to make sure you have connected your WODE correctly. So can you answer the following questions please.
- Did you download the latest manual from the offical WODE site?
- What guide did you use to install the WODE?
- Have you double checked that all your USB cables are correctly connected. HDD to the WODE not the Wii
If you wish to upgrade your firmware then 4.1E is the best for you. Not 4.2E or later.
However let us sort out the first problem before you create another shall we