No offense, but I doubt anyone here will be able to figure this out. However, it doesn't hurt to ask. Somewhere along the lines I installed some wad, or did something to the Wii, so that now I almost always have to boot my Wii into maintenance mode (otherwise nothing happens when I press A). Once in the menu, I can use the homebrew channel, run games, etc. And if I go into the HB channel and run something that reboots the Wii, I can load the Wii menu without going into maintenance mode. Also, whenever I play a game, if I pause the game and tell it to return to the Wii menu, it shows the little white boxes (the watermark animation that appears right before the Wii menu loads) but the actual menu won't load. So, what gives? I've got bootmii installed both ways, and as I said before, I can get into the wii menu through maintenance mode, but if I return to the Wii menu from in a game, then I can't get back in until I activate maintenance mode again. Oh, and one more thing. If I get into the Wii menu through maintenance mode, and then power off the wii with the remote, I can usually power on the Wii just fine without using maintenance mode, that is, until I try to return to the main menu from within a game. Okay, so what the heck is going on? I'm running system menu 4.0U, and I have been as high as 4.1U and I have also downgraded to 3.2u and back to 4.0u again in the past.