Sigh, here's what happened. I was following this guide: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835 I went through all the steps and everything went fine until I tried to launch games from the sd card that I copied over. It wouldn't work. So I searched and found I needed to patch IOS60 which I thought I already did through that tutorial. So I did it again, and I got a message 'system files are corrupt'. Now I restarted my wii and held reset and I am able to get to preloader so I'm hoping there is a way out. In the faq it says: "If you have cIOS installed run cIOS Downgrader" Is this what I should precede to do - downgrade to 4.0 (I am on 4.0 right now)? Just want some confirmation before I do anything else.