I have a question and am leaning towards the fact that the one wii has the new dvd drive in it. I have 2 wiis soft modded. Both are using Western Digital 1TB drives. They are split into partions. THe one has an extra partition with the NTFS where the other does not. I mean one WD is WTBS, Fat32 and the other has the same two partitions with the NTFS. I do not belive this is the problem. THe drive that has the extra partition is also the drive that is attached to the newest wii. Here is the situations. I have attached both drives to the older wii and the games install to the drives using Configurable USB Loader seamlessly. The closk starts on this baby and within minutes it is installed. But when the one WD digital with the extra NTFS partiton is hooked up to the newest wii, the games take forever to install if they install at all. The clock starts the download and it continues to start and stop the whole time. This second wii is not in my house right now but if anybody has any idea or suggestions, please advise. They wiis are cios249 ready and not hermese 222 or anything like that. Thank you and I look forward to hearing back. Greg EDIT: I have my hands on the troubled compbination. It turns out that he WII is the issue. It is only 3 months old and the Serial starts out as LU74016918. It is running the CFG v55 it has the ios249 v17 installed. This is an exact duplicate of both wiis. The only difference is the age. What can I do or what do I need to do. I even ran Pimp my Wii on the newest wii. Updated several IOS but still no success. Please help. I am at end of my searching knowledge and do not know where to turn at this point.