Advertisements Hi all, (apologies if this seems wordy, I want to get across all information which might help readers) My main TiVo's drives (original 40GB A and hacked-in 120GB B) failed in some way (stops at grey "Welcome. Powering up..." screen). I bought a spare TiVo some time ago and not used it. Thanks to TiVoHeaven's software product my spare TiVo is now alive and has a 250GB A and my subscription has been transferred. The spare's original 30GB A and 15GB B are unhacked and still work (they just aren't big enough . The main's original A does seem to be alive when attached to a PC booted from a suitable CD, I can mount various partitions and edit files, so I guess it's in its death throes... I would like to get the main TiVo to boot again so I can see the recordings again, if only for a short time. I'm wondering if there's some procedure for restoring the operating system etc. from the spare's original A onto the main's original A, in case the fault is some corruption which can be worked around. Is it as simple as connecting both drives to a PC (as hdc and hdd), booting from, say, MFSLive, mounting the relevant partitions (where possible) and copying the files? Or is there something more to it, especially where the kernel and boot sectors are concerned? The only things I want to keep intact is the recordings. Hacks, configuration, season passes and so on can be lost. This TiVo will only be used for a last chance at watching (and, perhaps, archiving) the recordings on it. I know this is a long shot, and the problem is probably unfixable, but I'd like to exhaust all options first. Even if they involve two TiVos, Linux, more HDDs, and so on... Ideas, opinions, thoughts..? Am I just missing the information I need in the various HOWTOs and FAQs which talk about moving everything from an old HDD to a new one?