Bolt drive

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  1. olimazi

    olimazi New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I had a Tivo Bolt that crapped out, just got the replacement -
    I had upgraded my old Bolt w/ a 3TB drive, so I want to put that in the
    replacement Tivo.
    Did that but I got a "Detected Software Downgrade" error message when the Tivo booted.
    I don't care about my recordings, I just want to format/setup my 3TB drive to
    install in the replacement Tivo Bolt - what is the fastest way to do this?
    Can I format it in Windows or do I need to run MFS Tool - think I used WinMFS last time around.

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Connect to the PC and erase it.
     
  3. olimazi

    olimazi New Member

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    by 'erase' do you mean format? and what file system do I use?
    And will the entire 3TB be used once the Tivo reformats?
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    None of the windows formats work in a Tivo. Basically remove everything from the drive, partitions, formats.
     
  5. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Usually you can use the manufacturer diagnostic software to write zeros to the drive.

    Your new TiVo is on TE4 and the old drive had TE3 so it detected a software downgrade. No matter which OS version you use the drive still needs to be wiped.

    You could try a kickstart 76543210 on boot up and it may wipe and reformat it all in one step.

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  6. olimazi

    olimazi New Member

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    T H A N K Y O U ! worked
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2020

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