Originally Posted by wired11
I have a TiVo HD with an upgraded 1 TB drive that after 7 years started periodically freezing. Assuming it was a hard drive going bad I replaced the hard drive copying the contents of the original drive to the new drive.
Unfortunately the freezes continued - but seemingly less frequent.
My next step was to replace the power supply with a new one from WK. Unfortunately I continue to have freezes after the new power supply was installed.
Is it possible that by copying the original (perhaps failing) drive to my new drive that I copied some corrupt data or system files that are causing the freezing? Is there anyway to have the system conduct some sort of consistency check? Would it be worth it to install a fresh copy of the TiVo software? and if so where can I get a copy?
Any other suggestions on next steps to diagnose?
You want to run KickStart 58
The change in the lights that you'll be looking for occurs approximately 60 seconds after the "Welcome" screen first pops up on the screen.
Run KS 58.
Do not run KS 54.
If you think you need to test a hard drive itself, rather than the TiVo software on the drive, you need to hook the drive to a computer and boot with something that has the drive manufacturer's own diagnostic software.
Actually you should do that on any drive which is new (to you) before putting it into service.
When you buy a replacement power supply, you may get one that was never used, or you may get a "pull", but in either case one where the suspect capacitors haven't been changed out.