I apologize if this post is similar in nature to some others, but I couldn't find information regarding my particular problem. Here's the story: I bought "Metroid: Other M" recently and sat down the other day to play it. The game worked normally until I got to a particular spot in the second cut-scene, at which point it froze. This is evidently not an uncommon issue for soft-modded Wii's like mine, but I was surprised that I'd encounter a problem like this for a retail game. I decided, then, to return my Wii to a "virgin", un-modded, state, with official system files, rather than go through the hassle of checking the results of several convoluted possible fixes. I tried doing this through Nintendo's official update option in the settings menu because according to Wiibrew, this would not erase the Homebrew Channel if I was running the newest version. The update went through, but booting the Homebrew Channel results in a black screen. Furthermore, Bootmii no longer runs and "Metroid: Other M" still freezes at the same point it did before. I wasn't quite sure what to do at this point, but decided I needed the Homebrew Channel working regardless of what fix I'll try to implement. So I try using the Smash Stack exploit to run the HackMii installer, but the loader freezes after the words "Valid ELF image detected" appear on screen. I have no USB devices, Gamecube controllers, or Wiimote extensions plugged in, and I've used many different SD cards with no success. My question is, how can I get Smash Stack to work, and when it does, what is the best way to return my Wii to a virgin state running System Menu 4.3?