I posted this on the forums at mfslive.org also, but I know you guys are the experts as well.
The other day my tivo started the welcome powering up and GSOD reboot process so I went out and bought a new HD and a USB to IDE adaptor cable (my computer only has SATA).
I went to use WinMFS, however, after selecting the drive, and choosing to do a backup, it gets stuck at "processing..." in the partition area. The program also greys out, and if I click on anything, windows says it stopped working.
When I click on the drive 1 at the bottom of the screen, it'll show:
Model: Maxtor 2
Bus Type USB
Drive Size (GB): 41
Format: Tivo series 2 or 3
Total Sectors: 80293248
Mounted Drive Leter: Unmounted
However, if I try View/MSFinfo, I get "Note a Tivo Drive!".
I did use the seagate tools on it, and it passed all of the tests.
Is there anything I can do to salvage this enough to get my SPs and stuff copied over? I'm not really worried about the recordings at all. Please help!!
I'm using Windows Vista - I also tried on my laptop to make sure it wasn't something specific to my computer, unfortunately, same behavior there as well.