So after reading up on preloader I figured I would give it a shot. For reference my wii is at 4.0u with cios 249 rev 9 installed. Anyway I had installed preloader .29 and long story short I had eventually decided it wasn't for me due to the irritation with the longer start up times with auto booting to the system menu. Eventually again I had decided to install it and just put up with the start up time which was only a minor irritation but now this second time i installed it i pretty much ended up with a semi-brick, the only thing that would show up was a garbled message that I could barely make out as saying "Your system files are corrupted. Please refer to your Wii troubleshooting manual" or something to that effect. So to solve this I got a hold of system menu v417 and a fresh ios60 wad (the ios60 just in case which didn't turn out to be the problem though), it had fixed it and my wii is functional again but I re-installed preloader a third time to narrow down the problem to see if it would happen again and sure enough the same thing repeated. It's again functional of course but i regret even dicking around with preloader in the first place. Does anybody happen to have an idea of what might have gone wrong? My wii's fine but now i'm in a position where I couldn't use preloader even if i wanted to now (edit: or rather use it and keep an actual functioning system menu).