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Old 05-31-2006, 09:29 PM   #1
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Clearing program information and to do list stuck!

My Hughes DVR40 started freezing on playback of recorded shows, so I initiated a Clear Program Information and To Do List. I let it run about 36 hours, and then cycled power. It is still showing that is is clearing, and the red record light is blinking about once a second.

Is there anything else I can try to get out of this cycle?
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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The amount of time this takes to run depends on how big your drive is, how many recordings are on it, how many season passes, etc. Regardless, I would have thought it should be done by now. If it remains stuck, you can pull the plug and try again I suppose.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:55 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention in my original post that I have added a second 160 GB hard drive, for a total of 200 GB hard drive capacity.

After I cycle power, there is no change in status; the screen continues to show "Clearing program information & To Do List... This ma take up to an hour". It has now been going for about 3 days.

If I need to replace the hard drive, what are my options?
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:12 AM   #4
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Have you found a fix yet? I have a hr10-250 that did the same thing. After freezing I rebooted the unit and it wouldnt go past 70% aquiring signal. I decided to clear program data and now it's been stuck for 2 days.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:43 AM   #5
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bong: you have a failed hard drive. Since you've added a second drive, you'll have no idea which drive is bad. Best to replace both with a single large (300gb+) hard drive. Less heat, less noise, half the chance of failure compared to a dual drive system.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:16 PM   #6
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Dkerr24, thanks for the response, I was afraid of that. Can someone recommend a guide explains the steps of preparing a new, replacement drive? I suppose I need to get an image of the 6.2 software, and learn some Linux commands.

Thank you.
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:58 PM   #7
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Dkerr24, thanks for the response, I was afraid of that. Can someone recommend a guide explains the steps of preparing a new, replacement drive? I suppose I need to get an image of the 6.2 software, and learn some Linux commands.
I would get a Seagate 400 GB 16meg cache drive (BB has them for $159 about every 4 weeks), then go to ptvupgrade and pay $20 for your image and get the $5 boot disc. Then go to the Tivo Underground and visit the Zipper thread. I know minimal *nix however I have been able to upgrade all 8 of my units to 400 GB drives and been able to enable HMO and MRV which are killer apps.
Hope this helps
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