This happened to me a while back (around a year ago) and I decided to revisit the problem today. This case is interesting. I can turn on my wii and hang around on the Wii Menu for a minute or so, then the error occurs. If I go into settings or any of the channels, the error occurs immediately. Basically, I'm content with reformatting my whole Wii to fix this problem, however, I'm not sure how I would go about doing that in this situation. In a thread I posted about a year ago, people had told me I was out of luck considering I do not have priiloader installed (but I do have Homebrew installed wtih many utilities and apps). I was mainly wondering, if there have been any advances or ways to reformat the Wii and override the startup and boot to Homebrew without priiloader, or a way to simply wipe my Wii's data/reformat with a sort of tool (CD, SDCard app?). Or am I just screwed? Much thanks, HawtDawg.