Originally Posted by Mike95688
I have a Tivo Premiere TCP746320 that is giving me the welcome screen, the GSOD, then back to the welcome. I think this is a hard drive problem. I need to know what hard drives are compatible and the best way to recover the data. I know some of this is available in other forums, but please help
The other common thing that causes a TiVo to fail is "capacitor plague" in the power supply. Read some threads here that mention "capacitor" to rule that out before you conclude that it's the hard drive. But if it is the hard drive, then time is critical. Search for threads here discussing "ddrescue". If you remove your old drive and connect it (and a new drive of the same size) to your computer, ddrescue probably gives you the best chance of copying your recordings. Read "How To Clone Your Failing TiVo Drive With ddrescue"
which is a sort of TiVo-specific tutorial. If you have a Gigabyte motherboard, search here for issues with those. After you rescue the data from the failing drive, you can relax a bit and consider options for migrating to a larger drive so you have more recording space.