I burned some backups to DVD+R when I first started hacking my wii not knowing that +Rs didnt work. I now have a port. HDD but I cant find the ISO's on my computer now. If I rip the DVD+R's and use those isos will they work?
Yes. I recommend you download Wii Backup Manager, insert your backup disc into your computer, and use the program to transfer a WBFS file to your HDD from the disc. It's very easy. However, it should be noted that DVD+R works if booktyped to -R. Is it possible that you did something wrong with the softmodding process or that your Wii is too new to play disc backups?