hi there, i'm pretty new to the world of wii modding/homebrew - i only got my wii two days ago. naturally the first thing i did was to softmod it. i have a japanese system which i bought second-hand. the first thing i did was to upgrade the system firmware - i believe i'm using 4.0j now. i followed the instructions on this guide: http://www.mikeandheth.com/games/109-store...tem-menu-4.html ...and everything installed properly. homebrew channel works, all the software works. i installed the custom IOS and homebrew channel as per that guide. i am able to install WADs using WAD manager so i'm pretty confident there is nothing wrong with my softmodding. i formatted my drive using WBFS manager 3.0 and copied super mario galaxy (PAL) over to it. i am mostly using the cover flow USB ISO loader but each time i get up to the intro movie where bowser bombs the living piss out of the festival, the game freezes. the same thing happens when i use the GX loader. i have tried lots of different custom IOSs in an attempt to remedy this problem. currently i am using the cIOS38 r13 available from this very site. i also tried completely reformatting my HD and copying the ISO over again. my portable HD is a HP Pocket Media Drive 160gb (i saw no mention of this on the compatibility list, but since it's only 12 months old i have no real reason to suspect the drive is faulty or out-of-date. if anybody can suggest what might be wrong and what i should do to fix this problem, please PLEASE let me know! i've been trying all weekend to fix this problem and have searched the forums extensively for clues. thanks!