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Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Apr 14, 2013 #21 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    Sorry Dan, but that's way beyond what anyone can do. We may be able to recover your recordings by fixing the boot sector but that's about it.

    The recordings are encrypted by the hardware and only the box that recorded them can decrypt them.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2013 #22 of 1474
    dgorman

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    Got it. No biggie. If we can get the drive usable again I can put it back in the tivo, do a series marathon catch up. *facepalm* on my screw-up.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2013 #23 of 1474
    lessd

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    I thank you for your time on doing this.

    I backed up a TP-320 TiVo and got a file of about 2.8Gb worked great, took very little time.
    I went to restore and after the software finding the correct drive to restore (quick restore) to I hit the right arrow and got an error message deviceIoControl Error 0x0000001F (31)

    I am using an P4 3.2Ghz old HP computer with XP prof. SP3 and direct connection to the SATA port on the motherboard. I get the same error trying to restore to a 320Gb drive or a 2Tb drive.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2013 #24 of 1474
    jmbach

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    Can you examine block 0. If you can then pm me the hex image to see if that is what is messed up.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2013 #25 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    Les, I have only seen that error once before and that was with a computer that had been rebuilt with Norton Ghost. We never found the root cause.

    Error 31 is ERROR_GEN_FAILURE or "A device attached to the system is not functioning" in Microsoft terms. Can you provide any more details that might help me figure it out? Is there a 3rd party partition manager or drive compression software installed?
     
  6. Apr 14, 2013 #26 of 1474
    dgorman

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    Will do tonight on the superblock. I'm assuming I can mount my tivo drive through osx to a centos vm, otherwise ill see about Darwin ports for osx.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2013 #27 of 1474
    jmbach

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    Easiest thing to do is use iBored to look at the drive. If you have the VHD already made, then have windows attach the VHD instead of attaching the actual drive. Attach the VHD as readonly.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2013 #28 of 1474
    jmbach

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    The OLED S3 should have version 11.0k of the software running. Use WinMFS to copy the drive to a 2TB drive. Tell it no to expand it right after the copy then use MFSAdd inside WinMFS to expand the drive. Make sure to say no to limit it to 1TB. That's it. I have tried it from the native drive and from a 1TB drive to 2TB and I get the same partition sizes in the end.. Most of all, it works in my OLED S3.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2013 #29 of 1474
    lessd

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    I tried your program out on my I7 Windows 7 computer and it worked great, I restored to a 2Tb drive and all was good and boy was it fast. I will be testing the program on a TP-4 in the next day or two.

    The HP computer was not a restored computer, I had installed Windows XP professional from the original retail Windows disk, than loaded the HP drivers. The system is on a 160Gb drive without any partitions (except the main one). There is no compression or any other programs of note on the system. The system does have Norton security software from Comcast, could that be the problem?? If you want I can remove Norton if it will help you find the problem. I have been using this computer for many years upgrading/fixing bad hard drives on TiVo Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 using MFtools without problems. I have been using jmfs on this computer for the Series 4 TiVos, but I have to keep an original drive for each Series 4 I want to work on, I have images for the rest.

    I can live with using my bigger computer if for no other reason the system is fast, It will be great if you can get expansion and super size in the same program as I had to re-boot (using a jmfs CD boot disk) after the restore to do the expansion.

    Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you.
     
  10. Apr 15, 2013 #30 of 1474
    dgorman

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    I don't have enough posts to send a PM, so I'll post this here. Screenshot attached.
     

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  11. Apr 15, 2013 #31 of 1474
    dgorman

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    Here is a view of the partitions. IIRC reading somewhere, the Premiere uses /dev/sda now (SCSI driver).
     

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  12. Apr 15, 2013 #32 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    I still don't have any idea why that was happening to you, but I patched around it and version 1.0.0.3 is now available. It was using DeviceIoControl at that point to remove the Windows boot signature (if any). It was more of a courtesy gesture to Windows than anything else. Now it only makes that call if the drive already has a boot signature and it will continue even if it fails.

    Quick restores should be about the same on the HP as the i7 since you're directly connecting to the motherboard. The processor is barely idling at that point.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2013 #33 of 1474
    jmbach

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    Block 0 is definitely not a kosher Premiere block 0. If you can also post some pics of the first few blocks of the APM as well that would be good.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2013 #34 of 1474
    dgorman

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    Do you mean block 1-14 by APM?
     
  15. Apr 15, 2013 #35 of 1474
    jmbach

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    Yes
     
  16. Apr 15, 2013 #36 of 1474
    lessd

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    I will try out the 1.003, the speed may be because the motherboard itself has a much faster xfer rate.
    I have tried your software on a TP-4 and it works great, looks like I don't have to keep all the 500Tb drives anymore.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2013 #37 of 1474
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    I will try out the 1.003, the speed may be because the motherboard itself has a much faster xfer rate.
    I have tried your software on a TP-4 and it works great, looks like I don't have to keep all the 500Tb drives anymore.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2013 #38 of 1474
    retiredqwest

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    Have you tried the Kickstart 52 'Emeregency Software Reinstall' on the Tivo?

    http://www.weaknees.com/tivo-kickstart-codes.php

    explains how to do the commands if you have never played with the kickstart commands before.

    I have never tried that command myself, but at this point I don't think it can hurt much. And it usually takes me 3 tries before I catch the Series4 to enter the commands.
     
  19. Apr 15, 2013 #39 of 1474
    lessd

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    Your patched worked great, was able to restore and backup on my old HP XP computer now, makes things much easer for me, thanks again for your hard work on this project.
    As a note some TP drives that were already set up gave me a backup size of 1.7Gb without any ZIP and the TP-4 size was about 1.9Gb.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2013 #40 of 1474
    jmbach

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    Would be able to get ggieseke one of those TP4 images?
     

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