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HR10-250 Randomly Rebooting

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by TorquinDSL, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. TorquinDSL

    TorquinDSL New Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    I have an HR10-250 that I bought a couple of years ago on Ebay. I did the power supply fix (replaced the two caps that go bad) earlier this year and it has been working fine.

    Lately though, it has been rebooting at random times, multiple times a day, and it doesn't matter if I'm watching live TV or a recording. I suspect it is the WD 250G hard disk, but I cannot get into the Kickstart to run the 54 diagnostics. I've tried the directions on Weakknees, but they don't seem to apply to the HR10-250 since the lights do not match what the direction describe.
    I pulled the disk and put it on a PC yesterday but found that Linux tools won't diag that disk due to the MFS file system on it. I found MFSTools from MFS Live and burned a boot CD but found that there is no diag tool included with it. The PDisk tool stated something about a bad segment when I ran it. Was unable to get much by googling that error message.

    I would think I'd be OK for a little while if I could check it and mark the bad sectors but need a tool to do it.
    Any ideas on this?

    Trying to figure out where to go from here. I was thinking maybe I could get a new, bigger disk, and transfer stuff over to it using MFSTools, but from what I have read I can't tell if it will take care of the 15 partitions on the new disk. From what I have been able to gather, the Instacake software will set up a new Tivo, but not transfer stuff from the old one.


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