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HD crashed...need Toshiba RSTX20 image

Discussion in 'DVD TiVo Units (Archive)' started by jangelj, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 #21 of 132
    Snowtiger

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    I have an RS-TX20 that freezes and has to be rebooted many times a day. Is this a common symptom of a need to re-image the HDD?
     
  2. May 18, 2009 #22 of 132
    RSTX20 Failure

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    My Toshiba's hard drive crashed and I need a image copy.... Anyone... Please and Thank you...
     
  3. Jun 29, 2009 #23 of 132
    Hugoniot

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    Same problem. RS-TX20 hard drive is dead (clicking noises). Can you send me the original system image? Thanks!
     
  4. Jul 3, 2009 #24 of 132
    wnowacki

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    Is there a place to download the original system image from, or does everyone have to request it from someone else?
     
  5. Jul 3, 2009 #25 of 132
    wnowacki

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    Sorry, I am really new to all of this and was about to throw away my TS20 until I read this forum. My system keeps looping from Powering Up to will be available in a few minutes. Does this mean the hard drive is damaged or just the image on the drive?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2009 #26 of 132
    windracer

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    It could be the drive going bad. Try a kickstart 54. That will run a check on the drive.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 #27 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    I've already replaced the DVD drive in the unit and after reading the posts on recent failures, it looks like it's only a matter of time before my hard drive goes. Would I be better off making an image with something like Win MFS while it is still alive or could someone point me to the download of an image?
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 #28 of 132
    windracer

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    If your unit is still working, just make your own image with WinMFS. That way it has all of your own settings (SPs, WLs, etc.) in it. If you get an image from someone else (or use InstantCake) you'd have to set up all of that all over again.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2009 #29 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    Windracer,

    Thanks. I've already downloaded the latest release of WinMFS. First chance I get to take the Toshiba apart, I'll make the image.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2009 #30 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    I made the image with WinMFS and put the old HD back into the RSTX20 and everything seems to be working fine. WinMFS really seems to simplify the process of making an image. How reliable are the images made with MFS? BTW, the Pioneer DVR-116D I put into the RSTX20 works much better than the original DVD drive. Had a lot of trouble with the original with RW discs, but none whatsoever with the Pioneer DVR-116D.

    Thanks again for the help!
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 #31 of 132
    windracer

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    I've never had a problem with them. My TX20 image was made with WinMFS and I've never heard anyone complain that it didn't work. ;)
     
  12. Jul 21, 2009 #32 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    Thanks again. When I find a good deal on an EIDE HD, I'll restore the backup and test it out on the RSTX20. I really don't use the RSTX20 that much ( I keep it in standby most of the time) since I have a "free" High def dvr from cablevision.
     
  13. Aug 4, 2009 #33 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    I ordered a 320 GB Seagate hard drive ( good deals on PATA hard drives are getting difficult to find!). Rather than just restoring the image to the new HD, I'm thinking about copying the old drive to the new drive using WinMFS so I can retain the recordings on the old HD. Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of in copying to a larger drive?
     
  14. Aug 6, 2009 #34 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    Looks like I have a problem. WinMFS hangs on Partition 10 at 4 bars on the progress meter. So I canceled out and deleted the format of the 320 GB drive. Tried to just restore the truncated image but I get "error writing media inode 0" So I assume that there is a problem with the backup from the original 120 GB drive. When I try to select the 320 drive after the restore, I get Error number 9 Error reading from zone map. Any suggestions?
     
  15. Aug 6, 2009 #35 of 132
    windracer

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    I'm not really an WinMFS expert ... you could try their forums. My suggestion would be to try and take another backup of the original drive. Or, if you can have both drives attached at the same time, I think you can do a copy/expand directly from disk-to-disk (it's been a while since I've done this).
     
  16. Aug 6, 2009 #36 of 132
    tahoejoe

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    Tried a backup I did last week and one I did today as well. Also tried the direct copy of the whole drive.

    I did post in their forum as well. I also searched and found someone with the same problem who solved it by doing the restore on a different PC, so that may be my next try. Found another post through google that could not get past the problem and just ended up buying instant cake and that worked. I guess if the 2nd PC doesn't work and I can't find an image, instant cake will probably be the option I go with.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2009 #37 of 132
    ntsif

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    My HDD went out (maxtor) - it just keep clicking. When I've try to use MFSLIve - PC wouldn't detect hard drive.
    Can anybody help me with image file. Thanks in advance.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2009 #38 of 132
    jza80

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    My first post...about my TX20 HDD failing...

    ...that recently started freezing at the "powering up" screen. It has been possible to restart it by unplugging it and repowering it but this is not a long term solution. I checked at a couple of tivo repair sites and it seems to be a symptom of HDD failing - the unit is about 4 years old - so I ordered a new HDD from weaknees, a 320GB was $139 and since they bothered to reply to my email questions I thought I would give them some business in return.

    The HDD arrived yesterday, it came with a converter board for the
    IDE cable and a new cable in addition to the drive. The drive itself seems to be in the original unopened anti static bag so I am wondering about the "image"...but I will find out in about an hour when I install the drive!
     
  19. Aug 23, 2009 #39 of 132
    jza80

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    Update on my post from yesterday; I installed the new HDD that I ordered from weaknees, it turned out that they are shipping SATA drives as replacements for the original IDE unit. The daughterboard they supply is the interface between the SATA output and the IDE input of the TX20. Plugged right in and booted up with no issues whatsoever. The drive I received is a 320GB Western Digital "green" version. Its almost 3 times the size of the original 120GB HDD so I should never have to worry about running out of space on this unit!.

    Now, I'm thinking about a second HDD for my S3 Tivo unit! That one, does sometimes get a bit full!
     
  20. Aug 26, 2009 #40 of 132
    timtofly

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    Windracer;

    Is Hard drive cloning for the Pioneer 810-H do-able through MFStools? Does any one have either the the Pioneer 810-H image or the Pioneer Elite DVR-57H?

    Thanks!
     

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