I have searched all I can but haven't found an answer to my problem. I have, however, found people that have had the same problem but fixed it by doing a re-start of the TiVo - that did not help me - so ... here goes ...
My set up is a TiVo 3 that is connected to my (Cisco) Linksys E2500 Wireless Router via Ethernet with a Windows XP PC running SP3 for XP and the free TiVo desktop version 2.8.2.
I am trying to transfer recorded shows (TiVo 3 recorded shows) from my PC to my S3. Whenever I select a show from the PC (using the S3), the blue light comes on but even though it is the first show I've selected, it says the show will transfer when other transfers are complete. No matter how long I leave it (days), the selected show will never transfer because it is held up by the "ghost transfer".
I can transfer shows from the S3 to the PC just fine. I have an auto-transfer set up for a program that records daily and by the time I get home from work, that show has transferred to the PC with no problems.
I can transfer from another TiVo on my network (an S2 connected via wireless) to my S3 with no problems as long as I haven't selected a program to transfer from my PC first. If I select a show from the S2 to transfer to the S3 by itself, it starts to transfer immediately - the "ghost transfer" does not try to start first. If the "ghost transfer" has been activated (by trying to transfer from the PC), the transfer from the S2 will not work.
It is only when I try to start a transfer from the PC does the "ghost transfer" rear it's ugly head.
I have tried:
Clearing transfers from the To Do list when the blue light is on - I can clear what I have scheduled to transfer but the blue light does not go out.
Restarting the S3 from the menu (about 5 times) - that clears the blue light but does not fix the "ghost transfer" problem. When I try to transfer from the PC, the "ghost transfer" blocks it.
Unplugging the S3 and waiting 2 hours - nets the same result as above.
Unplugging the S3 and disconnecting the Ethernet cable for several hours, powering up the TiVo, waiting several hours before connecting the Ethernet - nets the same result as above.
Unplugging the TiVo and router, then restart the router, then after 20 minutes restart the TiVo - nets the same result as above
Going through the guided setup again - does not clear the blue light and transfers remain blocked
Changing/clearing the TiVo desktop settings in every way that has been suggested on the forums (I think) - nets the same result as above.
I'm out of ideas and am hoping someone out there has experienced this and can guide to the fix.
I have attached the logs from today in hopes that will help.
Thanks in advance for your help!!