I used these forums a few months ago to upgrade my Toshiba TX-20 hard drive to 250 gig but now am having problems again
It looks like my 250 gig hard drive has a problem now as well. Ugh.
I came home from work and noted my Tivo was in a continuous loop. It would get to the green screen (one indicating a problem was found and it might take 3 hours to fix so turn off your plasma etc) but only stay there for a couple minutes then reboot and start the same process over again. I can't do any of the kickstart commands because these Toshiba units don't accept them for some reason. The hard drive spins up and sounds fine but something is obviously wrong.
I took the drive out of the Tivo unit and hooked it up to my computer and ran WinMFS. Everything looks good so far as it reports that it is a Series 2 or 3 drive and that it is a Maxtor and is 251 GB. I select the drive and then go to tools and select "Mfsinfo" and it indicates it is "Not a Tivo drive!". When my first hard drive failed I could select this and it would tell me the info about the drive but doesn't work with this drive. I have tried both option 1 and option 2 for Fix bootpage as well as trying fix swap and nothing has worked to solve the problem of it giving me the "Not a Tivo drive!" message. I've tried it back in my Tivo unit and the same results happen with the green screen then the reboot loop.
I'm not overly familiar with all this and was thinking about trying to mount the drive in Windows XP SP2 and try running check disk or Norton or something on it and then using the Fix bootpage option to change it back to a Tivo drive. No idea if this will work and it might be a stupid idea so asking here first. LOL
Also, when everything happened 3 months ago I bought an Instant Cake image and still have that BUT I have many saved recordings on my drive that I'd like to salvage if at all possible.
Any suggestions on what I should do next would be greatly appreciated. I have burned the iso image of the MFSLive to disk but have not tried any of that (not at all familiar with Linux stuff) and am hoping there is a solution from within Windows that I can try.
I do have another 250 gig hard drive that I can use in attempt to copy one drive to the other if that might be a good option?