If I start my system normally, I get a scrambled message, saying the the system files are currupt, although I can start through preloader, and I can access the HBC. As some backround, I modded my Wii about a year ago. alittle less. This is a Wii I'm modding for a freind of mine. We just picked it up from BestBuy this week, so it's new [4.2U]. I did all the hacks, no real problem. Bannerbomb -> TBR -> Cios38rev17. Backups were already working off WiiFlow and I was installing Wiiware/VC games and filling up his harddrive with games for him. The problem was when I installed preloader. Although it should be noted that I installed Cmiosrev3 right before I did preloader, ie without restarting the system or exiting HBC, so its possible that that caused the problem, although I don't know how likely that is. EDIT: This is a modded version of preloader made to be able to access the newer version of HBC, which it does. Anyway, after installing preloader, [I was taken directly to the preloader menu] I tried turning on some of the hacks that came with it. mostly standard stuff, as far as I know. anyway when I tried to boot the system menu, as I said above, I get the scrambled message. I tried turning off all the hacks. no help there. So, no system menu, but I can still access preloader and HBC. Any easy fix for this?? Most of the work I've done toward this was either in rereading and figuring out certain steps or is on the SD card and harddrive, so if I just exchage the Wii, I can be back to where I was in ~20min. But the BestBuy is out of stock atm, and I'll be leaving my house for the weekend. Just wondering if there's an easy fix, or if I'm better off waiting to exchange it? Thanks for any help.