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Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by comer, Sep 20, 2010.
What kind of computer do you have. Make and model.
the computer I made the disc with is an Asus laptop with with windows 8.1 on it, model not sure.....
the comp I am trying to use the disc with, to copy hard drive, is a custom built desktop.... it has an asus motherboard, um.... with it being custom built not sure what info would be helpful
Might try to download the iso again and burn that to a cd. Does the current disc boot in any computer you have?
the only comp i have tried to boot it on is my desktop... my only other comp is my laptop, havent tried to boot on it, as I have no way to hook the harddrives up, so my if it boots on it, it wont help
and it does boot (sorta) on the desktop. It bots and a few lines of text appear and a lot of periods "........", followed by another line of text and periods "........" then says "Ready" and then comp reboots, and it goes through same process again.
I could try and downloading the same file again, but before I waste another disc I would like to see what else might be the issue. I have tried installing the same version I already downloaded a couple of different ways. One was on a CD, the other 2 were on DVDs, as the first one I did was on the only blank CD I had. I have lots of blank DVDs, but dont wont to keep using them and getting nowhere.
I have even updated the BIOS on my desktop to see if it would help.
Sounds like you might have gotten a corrupted download.
I had the same thing happen a few months ago on the UBCD .iso
The resulting cd-r would sort of try to boot up.
See if comer supplies one of those checksum things for that file and then look for deccheck or one of the other free checksum verifier programs and make sure your next jmfs download matches up.
Pick up a pack of halfway decent cd-r's, so you can make yourself a copy of the UBCD as well, it's handy to have, if for no other reason than the manufacturer's diagnostic software to run the long test on the new drive you want to put in the TiVo before you put it into service.
I don't know enough to know if burning cd .iso's, even "as an image", to a DVD blank works out or not when you want something bootable, but I do know that it works if you use a cd-r blank.
i'll try that I guess..... i have no idea what a checksum is tho...... I also just tried puting the iso on a flash drive and booting from it..... I did not make it a bootable copy, just a iso on the flash drive and told my comp to boot from it, and I got the same result, where it acts like it boots, says ready, then reboots the comp.... and the version on the flash drive, i redownloaded to try with a different copy, but still downloaded same way
I even tried to download the older version, 68 or whatever, put it on a disc and it tried to boot, then said failed to boot
well I just tried to PM comer to see his thoughts and I was told I cant PM anyone but a select few until I have at least 10 post, now that is just stupid, but looks like this one issue may get me there soon. So for now unless he gets on and reads these posts and comments, he will be of no help.
So anyone else have anything I can try?
I guess someone could send you a already made bootable CD.
well I guess they could, but now in all my trials, I have somehow managed to break my desktop
It wont even power on now, so looks like i might just have to forget about my shows and season passes etc.... and just buy a new TiVo altogether ...... Not What I wanted to do, looks like I bought a 2 TB hard drive for no reason, just flushing more money down the drain
I really hope I can fix it, I dont want this to have to cost me another $150 as well for a new motherboard for the desktop too
Why can you not use your laptop?
I'm assuming that he is directly connecting them to SATA ports and not using docks.
What's the model number of the Asus motherboard in the desktop?
I didnt think it would work as well on my laptop.. but I just checked and the disc will boot from it...... now the problem is, I have to go fine a SATA to USB device/ cable..... anyone know where I can get one cheap and quick?
yes for desktop, i was using SATA cables, for laptop now I need USB or dock.....
the ASUS motherboard model is M5A99FX PRO R2.0
A USB3 dock would be handy. However if you use JMFS, plug it in a USB2 port.
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Wait, it has to be USB 2???, my laptop only has USB 3 ports...
Most of the time in my experience it works fine. I did have one computer that it didn't. Plugging it in a USB2 is just insurance on it working.
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Okay, that motherboard is too new for my theory about what might be wrong to be of any use.
Well SATA didnt work with my desktop. I finally got a dock to hook up the two harddrives, now the program does not recognize that a TiVo is hooked up... guess I'll have to try and copy another way
You say "a dock". Is this a dual drive dock? That does not always work. See if JMFS recognizes the TiVo drive if it is the only drive in the dock.
yes a dual dock....well what do ya know, it recognizes it, if only the TiVo drive is in it..... now I have to get it to recognize it with the blank drive as well