I bricked my original Wii a couple weeks ago following the "ultimate system menu 4.0 guide" was not the guides fault but it neglected to mention any information about region codes for using the NDUS programs and also didnt have any warnings about how you should never uninstall a system menu or IOS/CIOS but instead install over it. Its probably common sense on both accounts for anybody thats really into the wii mod scene but not for somebody who is just following a guide blindly. I picked 4.1E because I thought it was "English" and J was "Japanese" I didnt even notice the "U" because I was in a hurry. When I installed the wrong region system menu on my Wii I figured I needed to uninstall it and then install the correct one, and of course I full bricked my Wii (I still do not understand why though, I installed the new system menu so it should have replaced any missing files right?) So I sold that broken wii and got a new one off craigslist, its all scratched up and not nearly as nice as mine was but its at least working and now its time to softmod this one. I browse the forum often and I found 3 nice looking guides. > The Ultimate System Menu 4.0 Guide > Simplistic mod - A MUST FOR ALL NEWBIES and > Noob Starter Guide, Please read before hacking your Wii. All 3 are good guides and I can follow them easy and they share many steps, but there are some differences. seems some of them use a different CIOS and things like that. So due to these small differences is there one guide you feel better than the others? Thats the first questions, witch guide of the 3 do you recommend. 2nd question is about the usb loaders. I read here and there about the issues with getting the games on a hard drive or usb drive in the correct format and how adding a new game can mess up old games things of that nature. I really want to use a PC program to drag/drop the files pretty much rather than have to burn a disk first and then rip the disk. Do we have a fully functional PC application for this yet that is just as good as doing it the slower way of ripping a disk? Also may as well ask what your favorite usb loader is. I was just going to use neogamma but the customizable one with the 3d box art and stuff looks really nice.