Originally Posted by TK1247
Sorry I am talking about updating to ver 9.1, i edited my post to show the correct ver.
My problem is that the update does not load when TIVO reboots. After every call to TIVO it says pending restart. My other S2's have 9.1 now but this one will not install it, TIVO said that the update was saved on a bad sector of the hard drive and it will never update, so I need a new TIVO. Just trying to find somethings that might work. I asked TIVO about the kickstarts and they would not talk about them. Thank for any help
I have done KS 57. How do you know if TIVO has done KS 58 or KS 52? Do you get a screen telling you that it is complete?
No new screens w/KS52 or KS57. (Again, KS52 will just download what you already have, not an upgrade.) TiVo will simply reboot after running the programs and you can try to force a connection to get the latest upgrade.
If there are bad sectors and you still can't get things to work after running KS57 and KS58, TiVo apparently isn't able to fix the situation. Other things that can appear the same way are bad read/write head issues.
If all of that doesn't work the TiVo folks may be right...time for a new TiVo. It does sound like a HDD issue. You could replace the drive, but it's probably more economical to just buy a new TiVo. IIRC there are rebates that will get you one for almost free and others that offer some significant discounts right now depending on the model you buy.
Best of luck and keep us posted!
EDIT: Just a thought...when it says "Pending restart", what are you doing? Once it says that you can do one of two things; wait and it will automatically install the update at 2 a.m. your time. Or you can do a reboot - unplug TiVo for 10 to 15 seconds and plug it back it. That will cause the update to install immediately.