"Cleaning and deleting" HELP!

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by Jasper2k, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Jasper2k

    Jasper2k New Member

    Nov 11, 2003


    My HDVR2 was responding slowly, so I rebooted. Still slow, so I decided to do the erase and reset from the menu.

    All was going fine, the unit came up with "Cleaning and deleting..." screen with the "about an hour" message. Several hours later, it was still there, red light on the unit flashing... then BAM! SoCal Edison dumps my power! Of course the unit said "Do not unplug" but I had no choice, the whole neighborhood dumped.

    When the power came back, it went from "Welcome. Powering up..." to the "Cleaning and deleting..." screen, where it's been for the past day and a half.

    Did the power failure "brick" the unit? Am I hosed, since it dumped in the middle of a read/write operation?

    Any suggestions are welcome at this point. Help! :(
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

    Oct 18, 2002
    Mill Creek,...
  3. joed32

    joed32 New Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    That was really bad luck. I'm sure there are tons of those for sale and pretty cheap too.
  4. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

    Oct 28, 2004
    Okla, USA
    Probably the hard drive was nearing failure point anyway.

    Sound advice about having it connected to a UPS. Can't imagine not using one.

    Replacement drives are dirt cheap.

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