hello and thnx for all the info and help so far...i have a slight problem though....after i tried to softmod my Wii (took me a long time) i couldnt play backup games...so i decided to use another tutorial which also contained installation for preloader...unfortunately i messed up somewhere along the road and now everytime i start wii i get that preloader screen...and the thing is i cannot softmod anymore now because whenever i try and run the boot.dol thingies i get artifacts and some dump errors...i tried using the nandcleaner through the preloader but when i try to load it i get artifacts in the screen and i cannot fix it...can any1 please help me solve this problem? thank you again and any help is much appreciated. as i said i cannot run anything from preloader menu...cannot boot to anything because it gives artifacts and freezes...same happens when i run from sd card from system menu...so how can i re-install system menu and IOS?????? what is the way?? please tell the steps if u can because its kinda confusing...thank you for your reply. As for System Menu i think its 4.0E so thats ios60 right? thnx PLEASE SOME1 HELP!!!!