I've tried searching for other threads, but most required the ability to run software/install WADs, and at the moment I can't. I was trying to update the Homebrew Channel and the USB loader on an old Wii I had not touched in a while (years). The Wii ran system version 4.3E W (I imagine the W at the end had something to do with Waninkoko stuff and custom ios... Years ago, I don't remember exactly what I did to it.) I ran the ModMii guided setup, for System software v4.3E, hoping to just replace/update everything without needing to first reset it. I could load the old Homebrew Channel, which asked me to update, but the update would fail for a lack of vulnerable Ios (probably thanks to whatever I installed way back when I softmodded it). Running the installer through the bannerbomb exploit gave the same message, and Simple Ios patcher (downloaded from ModMii) did not work. Foolishly, I ran MultiModManager to first reinstall a clean version of 4.3E (it got rid of the "W" appended there, and things were still working as before), and patch Ios 239 through it. Patching worked, when re-entering the Homebrew Channel it asked me to update— I let it, and the update went through. I got an upside-down channel, but I thought I could fix it later. I rebooted, and the Homebrew Channel was gone. Running the Bannerbomb exploit still failed with the same error (no vulnerable ios), but after failure it would reboot into Bootmii. Bootmii gave me a choice to launch the standard wii menu (still working as before), the HBC (hanging on a black screen) or browse the SD card to launch a homebrew (MMM would not load). Persisting in my stupidity, not being able to launch the HBC, a specific homebrew, or update the software from the System Menu and start from scratch, I formatted the Wii. Now Bannerbomb still refuses to install the HBC with the same error, and I can't get into bootmii. I can't do a System Update from the menu either. The standard menu still loads fine, games from the disc channel still load fine, even backups (it had a WiiKey installed ages ago). Where do I go from here? Is there a way to restore the Ios so that it will load the HBC installer, without having a prior version of the HBC? Does the ability to run backups from disc help me here? Is there any other way to boot into bootmii? TL,DR: I am stupid and formatted a wii with stubbed IOSes. Wii works, but now I can't re-install the HBC. What do I do?