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DVR will not transfer to PC

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by melconway, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. melconway

    melconway New Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    For about 2 weeks now there have been no transfers from TiVo HD to TiVo Desktop Plus.

    My setup:
    TiVo HD
    TiVo Desktop Plus on WinXP SP3. Running 2.8.2; uninstalled and installed 2.8.3--problem persists.

    The transfer status window has 6 shows in it but nothing moves. It says
    The TiVo DVR is busy with another transfer. The recording will begin to transfer when the DVR is available. But it never happens.

    Unlike other threads I have read with a similar problem, the DVR's blue light is not on.

    When I address the DVR with my web browser and try to download the file in the browser I get a window that says:

    <h2>Server Busy</h2>
    too many transfers in progress

    even when there are no red lights (and no blue light) on the DVR. (No problem logging in to DVR with MAK.)

    I just did this experiment: I removed all auto-transfers and emptied out the transfer status window. Then I picked one show from the Pick Recordings to Transfer window. This almost immediately showed up in the transfer status window. Then within a second the yellow triangle icon showed up with the messsage: The TiVo DVR is busy with another transfer (etc). I checked the DVR and there is no red or blue light on.

    I hove not tried resetting the DVR lately and will do so when I can. Meanwhile I am open to suggestions.
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    When you reboot the Tivo, do so without the network connected.
    Let it run a few hours without a network connection to see if that will flush out your "ghost" transfer.

    In the meantime, in Tivo Desktop go to File -> Preferences -> Restart or Reset, and do a "Clear Cached Information".
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    There will be no blue light while the Tivo is transferring to the PC. When you are transferring from PC to Tivo, then there is a blue light. With Tivo to Tivo, only the receiving unit will have a blue light.

    You would need to check the ToDo list to see if there are any pending transfers, if any, highlight and press clear. Then you can reboot the Tivo to clear the error or ghost transfers.
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    As Steve614 noted, a reboot alone may not clear up a ghost transfer. OTOH, you probably don't have to wait for "hours". OTGH, it may require several boots including a hard boot. One of my Premieres had one yesterday and I had a devil of a time getting rid of it.
  5. melconway

    melconway New Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    It worked the first time. Thanks.

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