Originally Posted by rkshack
I have a TiVo hd that is about 3 years old. Expanded to 1tb. It goes to the welcome starting up page and then the screen goes black and then back to welcome. I put in the old original drive and it booted without difficulty. The drive is a wd10ears. I did the windows dldiag program and no errors found. I tried to run wdidle3 1.04 and it just gave me a system error when I typed in wdidle3
I assume it is a bad drive. If so what is a good inexpensive 1tb drive to replace it with.
And another one other thing.
At the command line you type in
to find out what the current Intellipark status is, and
to disable it, if it is engaged, and if that doesn't work,
to set the time out count to 5 minutes of inactivity before the drive goes to sleep, which is more than enough to get around the TiVo warm boot problem.
But you should only have that one hard drive attached to the PC at the time you do it, because it doesn't offer any way to choose which drive to do it to, it just does it to the drive or drives it finds connected directly to the motherboard IDE or SATA controllers. (which is why you can't us a USB adapter hookup to do it).