I'm looking for any new information about how to fix the "Failed while loading series" problem. As background, I'm trying to replace a failed disk in a Series 1 Tivo. Here's my first thread: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=518233 I've given up on using WinMFS because, be it the tool or the image, I just end up with disks that reboot while processing the downloaded data. So I've move on and pulled out an old Linux computer with images that I have successfully used before for upgrades and/or dead disk replacements. These disks don't crash, but every time they are processing the data they fail with the "Failed while loading series" error. What's interesting is that since I've started to keep track, they always fail at 46%. That can't be coincidence. Also, if I do a guided setup, I get the same error while processing the phone number data. I can't get past that step to even get downloading program data. I've tried this with multiple known good disks. I've tried this with multiple images (one I've used before). I've tried this both restoring just the image (so only 20 hours) and expanding to fill the disk. I've tried all the previously posted "solutions" (some of which I think were more coincidence that actual fixes): reset thumb/suggestions, reset program/to-do, aborting download multiple times, repeat guided setup, clear everything, etc, etc. I'm simply running out of things to try to get around this. The only theories I have left are pretty ridiculous. So, does anyone have any ideas or NEW information on this?