Well after a BUNCH of playing around I was able to create an backup image from the drive and apply it to a new drive.
Even though the seagate tested okay there is something definitively wrong with it. When it gets to around 85% backing up if I do all the programming it slows down to 1 meg every few minutes. So I just backed up the system and not the entire drive. I was able to hook it back up and move the programming to my media center via Tivo Desktop. So I am finalizing that now and then going to stick in the new slightly larger drive. I am going to try and do a full reset once I copy the final show off the Tivo in about 17 minutes.
I am guessing the reset isn't going to get rid of the distorted startup movie but who knows.
If anyone happens to have a SVR-3000 image I would appreciate if you could PM me but I am not sure if I can get it until I make some more posts. I guess it limits you unless you post 10 posts. So here is another one will go check out the regular fourms and see if I can comment on some stuff.