BootMii 0.3 causing black screen at startup?

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Sep 14, 2009
  1. jservs7
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    Im on system menu 4.1 with Preloader 0.29 installed. Ever since I installed BootMii 0.3 (Installed as boot2 and as IOS), a lot of times when I power up my Wii, I get a black screen. I have to power off my Wii manually and try to turn it on again and sometimes it will turn on or I will get the black screen again. Usually if I do get the black screen error, the most it will happen is 4 times in a row.

    Is there anything possibly in my Preloader settings that can be causing this to happen or is it a BootMii bug? Again, this never happened to me before I installed BootMii.
     
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    Is the SD Card put into the Wii correctly? Try reinstalling bootmii and resetup the SD card, try formating the SD card, etc.
     
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    Yes the SD card was put in. I tried reformatting and reinstalling BootMii but its still the same problem. Yesterday it happened 8-9 times in a row and the only way I was able to get into my system menu was to use Preloader.

    I was wondering if it has something to do with just powering the Wii up when using the power button on the console and/or my video cable setup since I am using an S-Video cable through a port replicator. But again, I tried my Wii again without BootMii and it booted up 30x in a row with no problems.

    I wonder if the new BootMii from 0.4 Test 1 will work better for me. I hate using anything that is pre-beta.
     
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    did you try booting your wii without the sd card or with the sd card but w/o the files?
     
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    Actually I have tried that a few times in a row and its been booting just fine. [​IMG] Could it be because of my specific SD card or because of the BootMii files on it?
     
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    Bootmii has really bad sd card compatibility (not to mention how glitchy .3 is...). It's very possible. I wouldn't worry too much about it, or if you are, try a couple other sd cards.
     
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    Also it could be your video mode, see if it works fine with regular composite cables instead of your S-Video connection. The bootmii.ini file has one of the 3 options of configurations dealing with video modes so maybe you also could try editing that to be for progressive or something.
     
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    also, when booting your wii w/o a sd card in the sd slot, you should see 3 flashes of blue light. If you do, bootmii has been properly installed.
     
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    i get the same thing too with an sdhc card on boot. sometimes bootmii reads it fine but 9 in 10 times it chokes. doesn't happen on a non sdhc card
     
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    yeah, bootmii isn't compatible with HC cards.
     

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