My DVR Crashed!!

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  1. Carl Gaff

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    I have the Hughes DVR through Direct TV and last night it froze. I reset it a couple of times but it won't completely power up. Spoke with Direct tTV and they told me it's toast as the hard drive crashed. I have a bunch of shows on it including all the Cop Rock episodes and Night Court that I don't want to lose. Any one know a way of getting the progarms off a crashed unit?
     
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    If you are comfortable doing such things particularly if it's out of warranty -- open it up and check the connections first to make sure something hasn't come loose.

    You can download the latest version MFSTools, burn a CD, remove the hard drive from your TIVO, and connect it to your computer to see if it will post/load using the CDr.

    TIVO Upgrade.

    If the disc is functioning at all, you could copy it to a brandnew drive and load it back into your TIVO or upgrade the Hard Disc Capacity. If it still won't load then you may have another problem inside the TIVO itself, a corrupted hard drive, or doorstop.

    weaknees.com sells plug and play new drives if the old drive really is toast.
     
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    A program called Spinrite can help a drive. It won't cure it but it may allow you to follow David's suggestions on copying all of your data to a new drive. Search over at Tivo Community for more information on how to use this program.

    -Robert
     
  4. Carl Gaff

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    Thanks for the advice. I will do some research on all the suggetions and hopefully recover some of my programming
     

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