Hi i've been trying to hack my wii for 3 years now, taking various modchips into the trashcan because i'm bad at soldering, i've been hacking consoles since the SNES era, putting little ROM chips inside the game cardridges, and i've hacked every console to date, but MY GOD nintendo with it's 200 million IOS's is driving me insane, when i learned softmodding for the wii had finally become possible i had already updated it to 4.0E, i waited for Bannerbomb to be released and i used it with a HackMii install of HBC DVDx and BootMii, next i found a guide to install cIOS when you had already updated to 4.0, and the cIOS rev 10 updater seems to work fine as well, i then got the latest Waninkoko 1.5 SD/USB loader on my SD card and popped it in, i partitioned one of my external HDD's to create a primary partition of 50GB and formatted it using AlexDP's tool, i also loaded a PAL backup of MarioKart on it using AlexDP's tool, I've been messing around all day now and everytime the SD/USB loader starts to read my HDD it will say: "Mounting device please wait... (30 second timeout)" I used cIOS installer rev 9, this didn't solve the process, i tried another USB port, no luck, i downgraded my wii to 2.0e, then installed cIOS rev 10, no result, rev 9, no result, 2 other usb loaders, no result, so i decided it's a bad HDD case, i ordered a 16GB usb pendrive which arrived yesterday, i switched to USB Loader GX because i saw so much of you praise it, i loaded my MArio Kart PAL onto it and guess what, it loaded, showed the wrist-strap screen, then went to black screen and there it froze, tried multiple times again with multiple setups, to no result, i installed the new cIOS rev13b, no result, got a new SD card, no result, on the other hand i have been enjoying gba gx and tiberium gx without problems, so i went online once again and i found some comments saying it's because its a PAL, so i got an NTSC version, which wouldn't even load the wriststrap screen, even when i forced it to PAL60, (yes i've tried every possible configuration and videomode on USB LOader GX) So i decided to delve deep and start the cIOS install process again, by downgrading IOS35 using loadmii, then installed a patched IOS35, then loaded WAD manager using IOS35 to install the cIOS, but the cIOS installer crashes and reports, (ret = -1035), which could indicate a bad format, i used 3 different SD cards wich i 0-formatted 7 times in accordance with the USA Ministry of Defence to be a proper format (took another 12 hours), to no solution. It's once again been months, anyone? ANYONE wants to crack his or her brain over this? Have i missed some sort of key modding thing, i know nobody likes a n00b but i can't possibly have done any more research without asking you anything then this. Help me out here?