Default Sandvold ICS stuck on first boot

Hi
Hboot = Stock
Version = Beta_0.5.1 and 0.4.5
Full wipe before? = Cache and dalvik wiped
A2SD-script = Stock A2SD

I was running Leedrioid with a ext4 partition of 1gb as I only rooted and flashed my phone a few days ago. Flashed to Sandvold ICS ROM and no matter which version I try of the above it just stays on the boot up X animation. Only once did it reach the next screen (0.4.5), but kept saying no sim when there was one.

I installed as default, and only once chose to install the Apex launcher and still get the same problem I have read the thread for Sandvold ICS and could not find any similar problem.
Any ideas?

Also not sure if I want to do a full wipe as not sure what that entails. I assume it would wipe my backups?