I found the website of the guy who dumped the Startup Disc NAND, it has every single image from the NAND including some text I didn't think to dump. The text in question reveals that the Startup Disc has no program code and is just a update partition with System Menu 1.0 and updated IOS9 on it, both of which are not lost. However, the disc itself is still technically lost, and I haven't figured out how to get the additional screens revealed through the NAND dump to show up, so I can't examine their behavior. In any case, does this count as found media? I mean, we know (or at least very educated guess.. I can't confirm 100% that it's System Menu 1.0 and updated IOS9, but it's most likely that) what's on it, but the whole package isn't found. This is a strange case, so I want some input.
My brother might have the disc somewhere in storage, he bought a Wii the week it came out in NA. I'll ask.
He wouldn't have the disc, ask him if he has a copy of the manual though. I haven't gotten a launch Wii manual and it might have some interesting info about the disc, he would not have a disc though unless he worked at a retail store around that time.
Also, I still need an answer to the original question.
Personally, I would only consider it "found" if the actual disc was found, because otherwise there's no way to tell if the found remnants are all that comprise the disc's content. I'd call it "partially found" or, if you're confident enough that most of the content is there, "partially lost".
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