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Drive Expansion and Drive Upgrade FAQ

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Sep 16, 2010 #6501 of 10248
    cbad

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    Arrggg....it was all going so well. I did the whole upgrade and it worked beautifully. All my settings and programs were there. I did a soft reboot, but it hung so I realized I needed wdidle3.

    When I try to boot the CD, it blue screens with an error:

    InitDiskillegal partition table - drive 03 sector 0
    illegal partition table - drive 03 sector 0

    I downloaded it a couple of times and burned it more even from different computers. Same result every time.

    So, I'm really happy with the upgrad, the reboot thing is annoying but I could probably live with it even though I'd rather not!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 17, 2010 #6502 of 10248
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Borg vs. Tivo: Subscriptions are irrelevant! :D
     
  3. Sep 17, 2010 #6503 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Wow, that's a new one. Hopefully someone with some experience with that can jump in here and lend a hand. :confused:

    Good one Eight of Nine. :D
     
  4. Sep 17, 2010 #6504 of 10248
    richsadams

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    The "stray command" warning only applies to the SMART/KS54. The only thing that can negatively impact KS57 would be to unplug the unit before it finishes.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2010 #6505 of 10248
    s2krazy

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    Ok, KS57 didn't work. I cane home to a black screen. I just started KS54. This time I'm checking the TV periodically and it's on the GSOD.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2010 #6506 of 10248
    s2krazy

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    KS54 started on the GSOD and then reverted to black/grey. Maybe I missed the menus since I had the TV off or maybe I need to change cables. Anyway, the system seemed to be stuck again.

    I decided to try 58 instead. The system went through several 'powering on' and 'almost there' and some 'installing software updates' before settling on another black/grey. I'm not sure how long I should let it stay in this state before I move on to KS52. At this point, I'll probably just leave it overnight. :(
     
  7. Sep 17, 2010 #6507 of 10248
    Robbdoe1

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    Did you connect straight to a Sata port/ No adapter?

    Robb
     
  8. Sep 17, 2010 #6508 of 10248
    cbad

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    Yep, one on the motherboard. Could I have downloaded the wrong file? The iso is named fdoem.iso. Maybe I'll give it a try on another computer and see what happens.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Sep 17, 2010 #6509 of 10248
    Robbdoe1

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    You could have. That link was from the first post. Maybe someone can provide the current link or confirm the one in the OP is correct?

    Robb
     
  10. Sep 17, 2010 #6510 of 10248
    DinoBambino

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    That is the correct iso. I first burned the iso using Nero and encountered an issue. Then I burned another disk using Imgburn and worked fine.
     
  11. Sep 17, 2010 #6511 of 10248
    CaseyK24

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    Hi,

    Just bought a WD10EVDS from buy.com - it arrived and it is a pretty recent build date of Aug 2010. From what people are saying this should be good with the soft reboot I think. I will proceed with replacing the drive without the wdidle3 fix and see what happens and let the forum know the results.

    ck
     
  12. Sep 17, 2010 #6512 of 10248
    cbad

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    Turns out it was the computer, so the download from the first page is still good. I was using my music server, which has an AMD chipset. Maybe that was it. When I did it on an Intel machine, it still gave the same blue screen and message, but promptly went to the DOS prompt and allowed me to complete wdidle. Tested it, and works perfectly.

    So, big thanks to Rich and Robb for never ducking a question and really helping me out. In the end, it was all so simple, but only due to the hard work already invested in this thread!

    Thanks!
     
  13. Sep 17, 2010 #6513 of 10248
    richsadams

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    If it went to a GSOD KS54 never started. You could try KS54 again, but if it returns to a GSOD and then when it reboots goes to a grey/black screen I think you've probably done all you can do. It sounds like the drive has too many problems (data corruption and/or bad sectors) to recover. You can give KS52 a shot, but I'm guessing it probably won't be successful.

    If that's the case then it sounds like an investment in Instant Cake and a new hard drive is your next step. The good news is that it is almost certainly a hard drive issue and that the rest of your TiVo is healthy. You could replace the whole box, but a new hard drive will likely do the trick.

    You shouldn't power cycle TiVo while it's running one of the Kickstarts, but if it's stuck on a black/grey screen you can safely pull the plug.

    Let us know how things go.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2010 #6514 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Thanks for that...it will be very good info to know if your drive is new enough that Intellipark won't affect a soft reboot. (BTW, can you post the drive's full manufacture date?) We'll look forward to your response. :up: TIA!
     
  15. Sep 17, 2010 #6515 of 10248
    richsadams

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    Never have liked AMD. :mad: :D

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
  16. Sep 17, 2010 #6516 of 10248
    Robbdoe1

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    I got the same drive from Newegg dated 8/16/10 and I'm shooting for a weekend upgrade so let us know. I got my fingers crossed.

    Robb
     
  17. Sep 17, 2010 #6517 of 10248
    Robbdoe1

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    I'm glad you got it working cause I was scratching my head. :)

    Robb
     
  18. Sep 17, 2010 #6518 of 10248
    s2krazy

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    I will keep you posted. Earlier you wrote

    I've found this on Amazon via BrilliantStore for $64 plus ~$10 shipping.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

    Looks pretty good to me though I've never bought from that vendor. I can't see if this drive has the "intellipark" feature,but I'm still looking. I'm guessing I'm going to be down for a week while I wait for these items. I gotta call Oceanic to see if I can rent an HD box for a short while. They'll probably bill me for a whole months rental....
     
  19. Sep 17, 2010 #6519 of 10248
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Intellipark is mostly on Western Digital hard drives.

    IMO, for $10 shipping, it better be 2-day. :D

    Edit: You better get your glasses fixed, I saw that page, its 64.96 + 5.89 shipping.
     
  20. Sep 17, 2010 #6520 of 10248
    s2krazy

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    Not to Hawaii. Gotta love the "Paradise Surcharge" Tiger Direct charges $20 to ship the same drive here and that is NOT the expedited price.
     

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