EDIT: I was apparently mistaken about the system memory (Nintendo just gives too damned small of an amount, lol), and after adding it all up, it seems correct. Big thanks to all who helped though, as it's good to have my saves backed up in case I ever do need to format. Hey guys, a couple quick questions, but first, an explanation: When I first started in Wii hacking, I was dumb, and put a ton of wads on my SD card. At that time (before HBC), the installer installed (or at least tried to) all of the wads on the card all at once, no selecting individual wads. As such, some of my Wii's memory was lost (assume corrupted?), but it still worked, and all my saves and everything are fine. Well, my Wii just froze while starting up Elebits through BLG, and since that is a 100 block save file, my Wii is now 100 blocks shorter than it already was (again, I'm assuming the save got corrupt). Therefore, I want to format my Wii and hopefully (I assume) get my full mem. capacity back. BUT- I don't want to lose my saves (Wii, VC, Wiiware). Now, most games thankfully allow you to backup the saves no problem, but for those that don't: 1. For games, such as Brain Age or Wii Sports for example, that say the save is tied to your Mii, what happens when I reformat? If I store my Mii on my remote first, then transfer it over after the reformat, will everything still work and carry over? 2. For those games that don't let you copy saves, I know there is Waninkoko's savegame installer/extracter, but if I am understanding the instructions on Wiibrew correctly, I am supposed to "Insert the desired game DVD and press Reset on the Wii or the A button on a GameCube controller." What about for backups, or games I rented but don't currently have? Is there a way to either do it without inserting the disc, or does anyone know if saves from backups can be copied over? Same goes for reinstalling the saves. (or better yet, is there a better option?) EDIT: Answered! Thanks Picano! 3. Is there any extra steps I need to do since there is HB, DVDX (from 0.1 loader), and the custom IOS files, or will the reformat take care of all that, and I can just use twilight hack and safe update 3.3 from scratch like I first did? Edit: 4. One last question. Is it best to update using a disc update to, say, 3.2 (iirc, Mario Kart's update) first, or just do twilight hack, install HBC, 3.3 safe update, cios, etc as normal right after the format? Thanks in advance!