Wii not working right after trying to install a USB loader

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  1. Sacohen9665
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    OK, Here is the situation.

    I have a LU64 version 4u wii that I was able to get HomeBrew on using the following guide...

    1: Copy contents of 'SD Card 1' to SD card.

    2: Put card in Wii and go to Data Management > channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf? Select 'Yes'.

    3: Install Bootmii v2 as an IOS.

    4: Install the Homebrew Channel

    5: Remove SD card and save the Bootmii installation to your PC.

    6: Delete Bootmii installation off of your SD card and copy contents of 'SD Card 2' to your card.

    7: Now put card back in, restart your wii ,start HBC, press home then run Bootmii.

    8: The screen will be black for 10 seconds then Wad manager will run.

    9: Select uninstall first then install IOS16.wad and do the same for LU64.wad.

    10: Go to HB channel and run cIOS38_rev13b-Installer.

    11: Done, now you can install a backup loader or usb loader.

    The I tried to install a USB loader to it using this guide.

    My Wii froze at the step <b><!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--><u>Blue bolded and underlined portion of step #3</u><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></b>

    I thought everything was fine, because it rebooted and the menu came up, but now my wife is having problem's playing Guitar Hero.

    It will freeze after the opening guitar rif.

    I reformatted the system and it still happens.

    <b>I need HELP getting this working again, she is about to kill me.

    Thanks;

    Steve</b>

    <a href="http://www.mikeandheth.com/games/109-store-and-load-usb-wii-system-menu-4.html" target="_blank">http://www.mikeandheth.com/games/109-store...tem-menu-4.html</a>

    Step 1: Confirm that you have the System Menu 4.0 installed

    The big feature enhancement in the Wii System Menu 4.0 was the addition of the SD Card icon on the channels page, and the ability to use an SD Card for storage (both for wiiware and save games). Unfortunately, the traditional way to hack the Wii for homebrew (the Twilight Princess hack) was completely disabled in this update. Until recently, there was no easy way to install the Homebrew Channel on the 4.0 system menu, but all that changed a few weeks ago with the release of the Banner Bomb. You can easily tell whether or not you have the 4.0 system menu by looking at your Wii channels page. If it looks like this:


    WIth the SD Card Menu, then yes, you do in fact have the 4.0 Menu. If not, head back over to my original post and follow the instructions there.


    Step 2: Install the Homebrew Channel

    When Nintendo updated to the 4.0 Menu, they completely disabled the traditional way to hack the Wii for homebrew (RIP Twilight Princess hack...you served us well...). In response, an alternative (and easier) method of installing homebrew was developed and released within a few weeks.

    * Go here and download the HackMii installer.
    * Go here and download the Banner Bomb exploit.
    * Plug your SD Card into your computer and back it up if necessary. Now wipe it completely clean - there should be no other files on the card.
    * Unzip the folder from the Banner Bomb download. It should extract to a folder called private with a bunch of stuff inside. Copy the private folder to your SD Card . Make sure that you don't have any other private folders on the card!
    * Unzip the folder from the HackMii download. Inside you will find a file called Installer.elf. Rename that file to boot.elf.
    * Place the HackMii boot.elf file into the root of your SD Card . Now you should only have boot.elf and the private folder in the root of the card.
    * **Don't put the SD Card into the Wii yet!!!** Turn on your Wii and go to Data Management->Channels->SD. Now put the SD Card into the Wii. It will either freeze, or it will pop up with 'Load boot.elf?'.
    * Follow the instructions to continue installing. You'll want to install all 3 elements (the Homebrew Channel, DVDX and BootMii). DVDX opens up the Wii drive for reading regular DVDs. BootMii will offer some additional safeguards against bricking your console.

    **NOTE: if you have trouble with the Banner Bomb freezing, go to this site to troubleshoot. Most people will be able to use aad1f_v108, but there are alternative files to try if that doesn't work for you**

    OK - excellent. Now you should have the Homebrew Channel installed. Be sure to read my post detailing the best and most essential homebrew applications. Now you can easily install them!


    Step 3: Get your IOS in Order and Ready to Install cIOS

    This step is absolutely essential to getting things in working order for the USB drive hacks.

    * Grab your SD Card and plug it into your computer
    * Backup your SD Card if necessary and wipe it completely clean (there should be no other files on it)
    * Go here and download the WAD Manager v1.4.
    * Go here and download the 4.0NoCIOSfix.rar file.
    * Extract 4.0NoCIOSFix and put its contents on your SD Card (there is an apps folder and a wad folder).
    * Inside of the apps folder, create a folder called 'WAD Manager' (the path should be apps\WAD Manager)
    * Extract the WAD Manager 1.4 file and rename WAD-Manager_v1.4.dol to boot.dol
    * Place the WAD Manager boot.dol into the apps\WAD Manager folder
    * You should now have an apps folder with CMDVDX34, WMIOS35 and WAD Manager folders in it
    * Put your SD Card back into your Wii and start up the Homebrew Channel
    * Run CMDVDX34 to downgrade your IOS and exit when finished
    <b><u> <!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--> * Run the WAD Manager 1.4 from the Homebrew Channel and use it to install IOS35.wad (if this fails, it means it's already installed. Don't worry about it, just continue).<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--></u></b>
    * Run the WAD Manager 1.4 from the Homebrew Channel and use it to install CIOSv7.wad. NOTE: Make sure to set the WAD Manager to use IOS35!

    If everything went smoothly, you are now ready to install the latest recommended cIOS. The hard part is over!

    Step 4: Install cIOS

    CURRENTLY RECOMMENDED VERSION OF cIOS: cIOS38_rev13 (*not* the 'b' version - it has been reported buggy).

    Because there is so much confusion about what cIOS is, and what it does, please head over and check out my post Wii cIOS - The Straight Dope

    * Go here and download the recommended cIOS zip file.
    * Unzip the cIOS[version]-installer.zip file and re-name the file called cIOS[version]-Installer.dol to boot.dol
    * Plug in the SD Card that you typically use for Homebrew on the Wii (the SD Card that is used by the Homebrew Channel to load applications) and go into the apps folder
    * Create a new folder called cIOS on your SD Card and copy the boot.dol file from above into it. You should now have apps\cIOS\boot.dol on your SD Card.
    * Plug the SD Card into your Wii and launch the Homebrew Channel. You should see an application in there for your cIOS. Load that application and follow the instructions on the installer. Choose the internet installation if you have a wireless connection.
    * If the installation is successful, move on to Step 5.


    Step 5: Install the USB Loader GX



    **NOTE: There is a rather terse message in the comments from one of the authors of the USB Loader GX stating that I need to be sure to point out that this software is in beta phase and not anywhere near done. I recommended it because I think it's the best implementation of the USB Loader to-date, but PLEASE do not bug the USB Loader GX guys in their IRC chat rooms or forums with questions or problems. If you can't get the USB Loader GX to work properly, then USE ANOTHER LOADER such as Waninkoko's original USB Loader 1.5 or the Cover Flow Loader. There are detailed step-by-step instructions for installing the original USB Loader 1.5 in my original post. Thanks!**



    I would highly recommend installing the USB Loader GX as your USB Loader of choice. There are several options for loaders (including the original Waninkoko USB Loader and the Coverflow Loader), but from what I can tell, the USB Loader GX is the easiest and most feature-rich. It enables updates from within the application, all known region patches and game fixes, and allows you to directly download game covers. This loader has eliminated several steps from my original post.

    * Go here to download USB Loader GX V1.0. If you're feeling adventurous, you can download the latest build - but I'd recommend sticking with the 1.0 since the videos are based on it, and it is the most stable release.

    (If you downloaded the USB Loader GX V1.0)
    **Note: The 1.0 version does not come with a forwarder. This means that you won't have a channel for the USB Loader on your Wii Menu. You'll need to launch the application from the Homebrew Channel**
    * Unzip the USB Loader GX V 1.0.rar file. If you don't know how to extract a .rar file, go install 7-Zip, right click on the file and click 'extract to here'. You will now have a folder called apps. Inside the apps folder you will find a folder called usbloader_gx.
    * Plug in the SD Card that you typically use for Homebrew on the Wii and go into the apps folder. Copy the usbloader_gx folder (and all of its contents) into the apps folder.

    (If you downloaded the latest build)
    * Unzip the USB Loader GX[version].rar file. If you don't know how to extract a .rar file, go install 7-Zip, right click on the file and click 'extract to here'. You will now have a file called USB Loader GX[version].wad.
    * To install a .wad file, you must have Waninkoko's WAD Manager installed in your Homebrew Channel. To install WAD Manager, first go here and download WAD-Manager_v1.4.zip.
    * Unzip the WAD-Manager_v1.4.zip file. You will have a file called WAD-Manager_v1.4.dol. Rename WAD-Manager_v1.4.dol to boot.dol.
    * Plug in the SD Card that you typically use for Homebrew on the Wii (the SD Card that is used by the Homebrew Channel to load applications) and go into the apps folder
    * Create a new folder called WAD Manager on your SD Card and copy the boot.dol file from above into it. You should now have the WAD Manager boot.dol inside apps\WAD Manager
    * If you don't already have one, create a new folder in the root of your SD Card called WAD. Place the USB Loader GX[version].wad into that folder. You should now have WAD\USB Loader GX[version].wad on the card.
    * Plug the SD Card back into your Wii and go to the Homebrew Channel. You should now see a WAD Manager application in there. Open the WAD Manager.
    * Use the WAD Manager to install (from the SD Card) the USB Loader GX[version].wad file.

    If all has gone according to plan, you have now installed the USB Loader GX. It will show up as a channel in your Wii menu and as an application in your Homebrew Channel. I would suggest watching at least the first two videos below to learn how to use the application (the third video just shows how to customize the skin of the application).

    Step 6: Format Your External Hard Drive

    * Download and install the WBFS Manager. Be sure to download/install the proper build (there is an x86 version and an x64 version)
    * Plug your external hard drive into your PC. I have had success with the AcomData PureDrive 500 GB USB 2.0/eSATA External Hard Drive PHD500USE-72.
    * Use the Windows Disk Management Application to delete and create a new (raw) partition on your hard drive . THE WBFS MANAGER WILL NOT FORMAT AN NTFS FORMATTED DRIVE AS WBFS. You must go into the disk manager, delete the partition, then create a new, unformatted partition. To do this:

    1. Right Click on My Computer and go to Manage
    2. Click on the Disk Management option on the left
    3. When your disk drives have loaded, right click on the drive to be formatted to WBFS format (to be read by the Wii ) and choose 'Delete Volume'
    4. Now Right Click on the disk drive to be used and click 'New'
    5. Be sure to assign a drive letter to your drive, and to choose NOT TO FORMAT the drive when you create your new partition
    6. You should now have a RAW volume with a drive letter assigned in My Computer. I did this in Windows 7 (I'm assuming Windows Vista would work the same way). If you are having difficulty with this step of the process, try using a GParted Live CD to unformat your disk.

    * Run the WBFS Manager. You will see an interface that looks something like this (this is from 2.2 - there are some new features and a nicer interface in 3.0+):


    * Select the drive letter of your hard drive as assigned above. Click 'Format'. If it was successful in initializing the drive, then you are ready to plug into your Wii and start backing up your games. If your format was not successful, you will need to go back into the disk management utilities in Windows, delete the external drives' partition, create a new simple volume, assign a drive letter, DO NOT FORMAT THE VOLUME, and try again


    Step 7: Put It All Together

    * Plug your WBFS Formatted External Hard Drive into the back of your Wii and launch the USB Loader (either from the Homebrew Channel or the Home Menu Channel that was installed in step 3).
    * When the program loads, click to select USB Hard Drive
    * If all is well, you should see a blank window. Insert a game disc into the Wii and click the + button. The channel will ask you if you are sure that you want to back up this game. Choose yes and watch it go!

    And that's all there is to it! Now you have a fast, easy and convenient way to launch and store your game backups for the Wii . Also of note is that the WBFS Manager will allow you to copy your .iso game file backups from your external hard drive to your PC (very nice for an extra PC backup in case of hard drive failure).<u></u>
     
  2. techboy

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    There's a post with boatloads of complaints about that guide. I helped someone recently who bricked their wii using it. I would stay clear of that guide at all costs.

    IOS35 is now an old version now that won't run on LU64s. That downgrade method doesn't work on LU64 4.0's...

    The easiest way to fix it is to update your wii via Nintendo. Since you already have 4.0 on an LU64, it won't do anything except reinstall a new IOS35 and remove Bootmii IOS.

    After updating the wii, reinstall Bootmii IOS, then install cIOS on an LU64 4.0 using the cboot2 method. I think there's a guide around on this forum somewhere on how to do this. If not, look around for info on cboot2. Its basically a wad manager that runs on the bootmii IOS and can be used to install a cIOS wad.
     
  3. Sacohen9665
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    That seemed to fix it. Guitar Hero is getting further then it did before.

    My wife is going to test it in more detail later.

    Thanks for the help.

    I'm kind of new to this.

    What does doing the below do?
    Does it hack it?
    I think I might want to leave it stock until thing for the LU64 are straightened out a bit more.

    If there is safe information about setting up HBC and a USB loader on a V4u LU64 system could you point me to it.

    Thanks again;

    Steve
     
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    1: Copy contents of 'SD Card 1' to SD card.

    2: Put card in Wii and go to Data Management > channels > SD Card, then you will get a message saying "Load boot.elf? Select 'Yes'.

    3: Install Bootmii v2 as an IOS.

    4: Install the Homebrew Channel

    5: Remove SD card and save the Bootmii installation to your PC.

    6: Delete Bootmii installation off of your SD card and copy contents of 'SD Card 2' to your card.

    7: Now put card back in, restart your wii ,start HBC, press home then run Bootmii.

    8: The screen will be black for 10 seconds then Wad manager will run.

    9: Select uninstall first then install IOS16.wad and do the same for LU64.wad.

    10: Go to HB channel and run cIOS38_rev13b-Installer.

    11: Done, now you can install a backup loader or usb loader.



    Those steps you posted are basically all you need to do to get whatever you need working on your Wii, you don't need to follow that guide to "install" the usb loader after that. All you need to do is get the .dol file of the usb loader you want to use and run it through the HBC. By doing those steps involving bootmii as an IOS/cboot2 you already install the cIOS you need to run anything you need, so from that point theres nothing else you need to install on your Wii.

    Although...I don't think you need to do that IOS16.wad install...Not exactly sure what it's trying to accomplish with that. The point of using that cboot2 method is that you DON'T have to install any old versions of IOS's on your Wii because they won't work on LU64 Wii's. You just use it to run that special wad manager to install that LU64.wad, which I think should just be some form of cIOS in wad form. Dunno if that's supposed to be anything more special than that.

    So yea basically whenever you get cIOS(IOS249) installed on your Wii, you shouldn't have to do anything else involving IOS's again except for updating that cIOS if need be with whatever rev cIOS installer you want to run. Then you can just run whatever you want through the HBC or if you REALLY want to you should still be able to install a WAD of the application you want to use as a channel. Not positive if that's ok to do on LU64's, but I don't see why not since it doesn't have anything to do with downgrading anything, which is the important thing you need to know.

    DON'T DOWNGRADE ANYTHING ON YOUR WII.
     
  5. Sacohen9665
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    Thanks nabster92;

    Thank makes sense, even though a lot of it is still foreign to me.

    I've been reading up on Neogamma loader R4. it seems pretty good. Any thoughts on that, or other suggestions.

    I like this forum better them another one I first started using. I actually get answers and help here.

    Thanks for everything guys.

    Steve
     
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    Yea for disc based loading neogamma should be the best, I use Beardfaces coverflow loader personally (for loading from usb).

    If you're using disc's stick with neogamma, and if you're using usb loaders it's basically just visual preference. USB loader GX, and Beardface's Coverflow loader are both good usb loaders I think.
     
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    Thanks again for the feedback;

    I'm going to do one or the other and basically what is simpler for my wife to start a game.

    I think I'm leaning towards the USB loader for protection of the games.

    Will any of the ones you listed work with my system (LU64 v4.0U).
     
  8. kingofsnake

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    Neogamma works great for both disk and usb loading so if you are only going to install 1, i would check out neogamma.
     

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